Course Title: Typography Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Typography Studio 2

Credit Points: 12.00


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

Course Coordinator: Luisa La Rocca

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9157

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 build upon your conceptual and technical knowledge of type and apply this knowledge across all areas of professional design practice. This will include complex corporate identity 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

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.

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.
  4. 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

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 tasks are:

  • Project 1 - Annual Report(40% of final grade) Individual
    This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Project 2 - CAPSTONE project type (40% of final grade) Individual
    This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Project 3 - CAPSTONE Process (R&D) web presentation (20% of final grade) Individual
    This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4