Course Title: Graphic Design Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Graphic Design Studio 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


Brunswick Campus


515T Creative Industries


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Frances Tatarovic

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9988

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B515.2.3

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will work on industry style briefs. You will develop a concept, roughs and a design rationale and present these to a group including Industry. Feedback will enable you to execute multipart designs using industry software to the specifications of the brief. The course is designed to extend your knowledge of design principles and elements and develop your design aesthetic.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) of the AD022 Associate Degree in Graphic Design:

1. Identify and employ a range of graphic and communication techniques in order to design, refine and produce artwork using well developed digital production skills for multiple contexts.

2. Demonstrate innovation and critical thinking when applying technical and creative skills to address artistic and industry problems.

3. Interpret and respond to a brief considering the needs and expectations of relevant stakeholders, industry conventions, legal requirements, and ethical and sustainable practice implications for the Graphic Design industry and broader global community.

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

1. Analyse an industry brief and develop a successful and creative design concept to address the brief.

2. Present and discuss concepts to a group for response and feedback.

3. Refine and apply graphic outcomes to multiple elements of an industry brief.

4. Use industry software to execute graphic design into a range of required formats.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a computer laboratory using industry software. You will complete exercises, industry style briefs and activities. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

Overview of Learning Resources

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided including books, references and web sources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning. Student learning resources also include access to computer laboratories and relevant software.
Online learning tools and content

 As a student in this program, you can access online learning tools and resources for your program and associated courses from the RMIT student website.

  RMIT will provide you with specific course materials for learning through our online system (Canvas). The course and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library.
The library provides guides on academic referencing along with specific subject guides.

The University Library has extensive resources for Graphic Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The library also provides a variety of resources including databases, e-journals, e-books and websites. You can find more information on Library services at: 

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester and feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
Assessments are as follows:

Project 1 Campaign design 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Project 2 Visual identity 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4