Course Title: Communication Design Capstone Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Communication Design Capstone Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017


City Campus


370H Design


Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022


Singapore Inst of Management


370H Design


Offsh2 18,
Offsh2 19,
Offsh2 20,
Offsh2 21

Course Coordinator: Suzie Zezula

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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2643 Studio 3 Communication Design.

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.
For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage.


Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Further information: Credit at RMIT

Course Description

What I bring to design practice/what design gives me

This capstone course requires you to define and demonstrate your own design practice to a professional standard.

As a capstone experience it is designed to enable you to synthesise and integrate knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate holistic achievement of program learning outcomes.

You will identify the area within the design community/industry that is most relevant to your practice. This forms a context for your proposition: ‘What I bring to design practice/what design gives me’.

From this experience you will design and produce a design profile made up of your ideas about your future and a suite of design/communication artefacts.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development against the following Program Learning Outcomes:   • Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the place of Communication Design in society and the principles it operates within. • Integrate a broad and deep range of design skills for professional and creative problem solving. • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge and specific skills in your discipline in which to base your professional practice or future study. • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on your discipline in both local and international contexts. • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the discipline.  • Communicate using diverse formats and strategies to audiences within and external to your discipline. • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.  • Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.

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

  1. Demonstrate your knowledge and expertise as a designer within contemporary creative industries.
  2. Critically evaluate and articulate your practice as a designer and creative practitioner.
  3. Create a profile of yourself as a designer, evidenced by a range of industry-related career materials.
  4. Critically analyse and discuss the agency of design within contemporary social relations.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Assignment 1 (25%)
Community of Practice Journal
Linked to course learning outcomes: 1, 2

Assignment 2 (45%)
Design practice publication
Linked to course learning outcomes: 2, 3, 4

Assignment 3 (30%)
Graduate Knowledge Object
Linked to course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

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.