Course Title: Digital Publishing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Publishing

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

Course Coordinator: Annette Cook

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9446

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B515.3.11

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed knowledge:

In this course participants will format files for publishing purposes and will require a basic ability to use Adobe Indesign or similar graphic software.

Course Description

In this course you will develop an understanding of the nature and potential application of digital publishing and develop skills to be able to produce digital files for electronic publication. You will gain skills in using appropriate digital software to create interactive pdfs, e-books, electronic journals and magazines. The course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare and format graphics for different devices and new media including digital publishing.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

  • 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.
  • With initiative and judgement communicate effectively within relevant creative, business and industry contexts.

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

  • Prepare complex text and graphics files for electronic publication.
  • Interpret and find solutions to sometimes complex briefs applying appropriate and creative interactive digital outcomes.
  • Identify and engage with emerging communication platforms that utilize graphic design.
  • Format graphics for a range of different formats and devices including mobile apps.
  • Present to a group and respond to analysis and critique of presentation.

Overview of Learning Activities

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

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources. 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 provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include individual briefs, in-class exercises, tests and assignments.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
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 the Disability Liaison Unit 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 and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1