Course Title: Typography Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Typography Studio 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.  

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


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


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


Brunswick Campus


515T Creative Industries


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Al Briggs

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9152

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B515.3.11

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will build upon your conceptual and technical knowledge of type and apply this knowledge across all areas of professional design practice. This will include complex corporateidentity projects, logotypes, long document design and structure. You will incorporate typography with initiative and judgement into multiple communication platforms, documents and formats.

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

Course Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Effectively incorporate text into complex documents that includes other visual components and elements.
  2. Work with and adapt large bodies of type in documents and files.
  3. Apply your knowledge of typographical hierarchy to complex documents and layouts.

Discuss and reflect on typographic trends and applications in design.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a computer environment using industry software. You will complete exercises and industry style 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 learning outcomes.
Assessment tasks are:

  • Project 1 - Annual Report(40% of final grade) LE1, 2, 3
  • Project 2 - CAPSTONE project type (25% of final grade) LE1, 2, 3, 4
  • Project 3 - CAPSTONE Process (R&D) web presentation (35% of final grade) LE1, 2, 3, 4

 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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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