GD198 - Graduate Diploma of Communication Design

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Plan: GD198 - Graduate Diploma of Communication Design
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma of Communication Design
Award abbreviation: GradDipCommDes
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: One year Full-time, Two years Part-time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Media and Communication (345H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
ASCED code: 100501
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Purpose of the Program

In this program, you will develop advanced knowledge and skills in Communication Design. You will create a design portfolio and you will develop knowledge and skills in design studies and typography. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to produce communication design solutions for organisations and for cultural development.

You will engage with current trends in communication design globally, and with the key concepts and processes underpinning the constantly evolving industry. There will be a focus on advanced studio practice and design entrepreneurship. Your individual and collaborative creative projects will combine practice and research to produce creative outcomes. 

On completion of the program, you will be a creative practitioner who can contribute to industry developments and design innovation. You will be able to engage with communication design practice in the broader context of the global media and communication industries. You will be able to provide insights into future directions of the industry, and work independently as well as in teams.

 

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Articulation and pathways

The Graduate Diploma of Communication Design (GD198) is available as an exit award of the Master of Communication Design (MC250). 

You will have the option of exiting with the Graduate Diploma of Communication Design (GD198) if you have successfully completed the 96 credit points listed in this program structure, or a combination of completing some courses and having been granted credit for previous study at an equivalent level (AQF 8), i.e. honours, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the field of graphic design, communication design or visual communication.

 

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Entrance requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Communication Design (GD198) is available as an exit award only. Applicants must apply for the Master of Communication Design (MC250).

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Communication Design.

As graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Communication Design, you are eligible to become members of the Australian Graphic Design Association www.agda.com.au and the Design Institute of Australia www.dia.org.au. Association with these bodies provides benefits such as employment information, prizes and awards which are relevant to career development.

Communication Design has a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that links you with industry standards and practice. Ongoing engagement with the PAC ensures that this program is relevant to industry needs and expectations.

In addition, Communication Design draws on outside industry experts as guest lecturers to ensure that you are exposed to the latest industry developments. Industry professionals also provide you with exposure to current industry practice.

 

 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

As a student in this program you need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  There may be costs for lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, and for consumables such as printer paper. Commercial internet service providers may also charge for internet access outside the university campus. There may be other relevant costs for your degree. Your program will advise you of these costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled at RMIT University you can use all the services provided by the Library. These include study spaces, books, journals and course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, and newspapers. You can also request items from any library in the world through our document delivery service.

RMIT Library staff can show you how to find the information you need for your assignments and how to make the most of the library resources. You can speak to a librarian, work through web-based tutorials or use our online “Ask a Librarian” service. 

All students have unlimited access to our specialist electronic resources. These include e-books, e-journals and newspapers to make it easier for you to get the information you need, when you need it.  Our collections are continually updated to ensure the currency and accuracy of the resources you use.

Computers are available at every Library site. You can access the Internet, myRMIT and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT.

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You can find more information at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

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