Course Title: Studio 2 Communication Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio 2 Communication Design

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017


City Campus


370H Design


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Andy Simionato

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Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

Successful completion of GRAP2639 Studio 1 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:;ID=x94or0ccuu7k

Course Description

Consolidating and extending your design knowledge

Design Studios aim to develop, apply and test your communication design skills, and form the foundation of our inquiry based learning and teaching.

Design Studio learning is iterative and generative. It allows you to construct your own creative design practice as you move through the program.

At this level you will be expected to formally locate your work within the relevant historical, theoretical, social and technical contexts. An emphasis on global practice and design innovation is part of the focus of this studio.

You will be able to choose from a range of Studio projects framed by themes of Communication Design Craft, Strategy and Futures. Details of each project are set out in the individual studio guides. During your program of study you will have the opportunity to select studio options from each of these program themes.

You will work with students from different levels and entry points in the program, supported through a range of seminars, lectures and workshop activities.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development against the following Program Learning Outcomes:   • 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 audience within and external to your discipline.

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

  1. Design outcomes from specific industry based briefs.
  2. Analyse how design functions in relation to its audience and discuss the influence of audience behaviours.
  3. Examine the principles of design thinking as applied to design research and making.
  4. Plan a design response, incorporating time management, prototyping and production processes.
  5. Provide constructive feedback to your peers.

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.

You can expect to receive industry/community feedback.

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 (30%)
Research Project
Linked to course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Assignment 2 (40%)
Major Project
Linked to course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Assignment 3 (30%)
Studio Knowledge Object
Linked to course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

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.