Course Title: Creative Thinking & Innovation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Creative Thinking & Innovation

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


RMIT University Vietnam


840H School of Communication and Design


Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet2 2023,
Viet3 2023,
Viet1 2024


RMIT University Vietnam


840H School of Communication and Design


Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


840H School of Communication and Design


Viet2 2020,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet2 2023

Course Coordinator: Glenn Wyatt

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 28 3776 1300

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: SGS; RMIT Vietnam

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study
You should have satisfactorily completed GRAP2739/GRAP2899 History and Theory of Design 2 and GRAP2754/GRAP2897 Design and Computing 1 (Applications) before you commence this course.

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.  

Course Description

In this course, you will be introduced to several key theories, ideas and strategies designed to develop creativity and innovation. You will discover and develop practical methods that will lead to innovative and creative content and processes of production. Alongside this, you will develop knowledge of how creativity emerges through the natural world, human behaviour and methods of industrial and managerial production.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 
PLO3: Exercise critical thinking and judgment when evaluating products, outputs and outcomes of design activity in multiple disciplines in a range of media
PLO4: Apply advanced visualisation and representation skills (including use of drawing, modelling and colour) to support design practice.
PLO6: Exercise creativity, critical thinking and independent judgment to identify and solve real-world design challenges, and define and communicate innovative solutions.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
CLO1 Develop design processes that employ creative techniques.
CLO2 Critically evaluate possible design techniques.
CLO3 Refine solutions based on critical evaluation and feedback.
CLO4 Demonstrate design solutions to enable potential markets and users to adopt solutions.

Overview of Learning Activities

 You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of studio activities and engagement with online materials. This includes:

  • Studio based discussion and development of design ideas with teachers and peers.
  • Topic-specific online seminars; space to introduce, explore and extend key course topics.

Group-based learning; group discussion, collaborative projects and peer critique.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment. A selected range of supplies are available, as well as support from technical staff. You will also have access to a wide range of online resources through RMIT Vietnam University Library.

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 is based on an evaluation of demonstrated originality and creative thinking in your response to a specific design-related issue or challenge. Assignments are:

Assessment Tasks
Creative Task 1 – Creative Thinking Research 50% CLOs 1 & 2.  
Creative Task 2 – Creative Process and Presentation  50% CLOs 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.