Course Title: Global Communication Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Communication Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 2 2006


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Brad Haylock

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0338

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course, you will explore avant-garde developments in global communication design methods and techniques, while developing your practice for application across print and online media.

You will critically examine contemporary communication design solutions, and innovative approaches to practice in the field. Through an iterative design process, you will conduct research and develop creative solutions based on your investigations of interdisciplinary design practice in a global context.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes

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

  • Critically analyse global developments in communication design and discuss their influence and impact.
  • Investigate interdisciplinary design practice and critically reflect upon the implications for your role as a design practitioner.
  • Research and develop creative design solutions that respond to current design issues.
  • Critique communication design solutions and describe how they contribute to contemporary practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will take a blended approach in its delivery. You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities including studio, tutorials, group and online class discussion, group 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, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

Overview of Assessment

You be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include studio projects, group work, presentations and critiques.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.