Course Title: 2D and 3D Design Production 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: 2D and 3D Design Production 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: Ned Jobson

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 address digital production for both 2D and 3D outcomes. You will develop skills and knowledge to design for and prepare files for packaging including FMCG (fast moving consumer goods). You will consider and apply legal and standards requirements to packaging labelling. The course will allow you to conduct research (including sustainability implications), create mood-boards, develop rationales, and create mock-ups as part of the packaging design process. This course is designed to further develop your technical understanding of image capture, image manipulation and editing requirements for various design outcomes that may include preparation of files for more complex and multi purpose surface graphics.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

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.
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. Prepare complex text and graphics files for pre-press processing.

2. Evaluate the role and implications of packaging in the design industry.

3. Apply industry-standard image editing and colour adjustment techniques to achieve digital images which meet production specifications and quality requirements.

4. Interpret and respond to industry style briefs applying appropriate and creative 3-dimensional-based outcomes.

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.

Assessment is as follows:

Project 1 - 25% 
This assessment task supports CLO 2,4

Project 2 - 25% 
This assessment task supports CLO 1,3

Project 3 - 25% 
This assessment task supports CLO 2

Project 4 - 25% 
This assessment task supports CLO 1,3