Course Title: 2D Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: 2D Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


City Campus


370H Design


Sem 2 2019


RMIT University Vietnam


345H Media and Communication


Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016


Melbourne transfer to Vietnam


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2015

Course Coordinator: John MacKinnon

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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will gain a foundation in the traditional creative practice of design as it relates to digital media. You will also investigate the theory, history and practice of creative 2D work and production, while developing your own creative concepts and aesthetic, analytical, and technical skills. During the course you will begin to develop critical and reflective approaches in relation to the design and development of your own imagery within digital media.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following capabilities:

  • Acquire knowledge of visual literacy and design theory, interactive and motion design, moving image, communications technologies, and digital media production skills and their application to digitally mediated communication.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge, conceptual skills and production techniques to the development of digital media solutions for communications problems.


Upon the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss and apply design techniques including light, shade, line and collage.
  2. Create original designs incorporating graphic elements.
  3. Analyse and apply 2D design theory and techniques in the development of imagery.
  4. Reflect upon and discuss design and ideas in your work and the work of others.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of face-to-face activities such as, group and class discussion, in class activities and individual research.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes (capabilities).

Assessment may include projects, assignments, critiques, reports and presentations, individually and/or in groups.

Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

These assignments develop your research and creative skills in response to a set task, towards development, refinement, and completion of a coherent series of images.

Assignment 1: Remix Series (20%)

Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assignment 2: Folio (40%)

Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assignment 3: Individual Project (40%)

Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4


If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: