Course Title: Design and Computing 1 (Applications)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Design and Computing 1 (Applications)

Credit Points: 12.00


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RMIT University Vietnam


840H School of Communication and Design


Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet2 2023,
Viet3 2023,
Viet1 2024,
Viet2 2024


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


840H School of Communication and Design


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

Course Coordinator: Ca Tranh

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 903175959

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: SGS; RMIT Vietnam

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course, you will experience the design process ranging from idea development, through to digital artwork and preparation for printing and production processes, and how these can be aided by computer applications. You will analyse and discuss aspects of visual design, discovering best practice in the field and exploring the processes involved in concept development for particular target audiences. You will develop skills and knowledge in how design principles, use of colour, application of typographic principles and other design elements are enabled in a computing environment. The skills and knowledge you develop will have application in visually communicating your own work as well as working with professional design practitioners in your future career.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course supports your development in this program learning outcome: 

PLO5 Apply core technical skills and emerging design knowledge, skills and technologies, both independently and collaboratively, to enable further learning and professional practice. 

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

CLO1 Develop and maintain a disciplined digital working environment, with a focus on pre-production processes, demonstrating an ease of workflow and file management  

CLO2 Demonstrate and articulate a clear design process, showing ideas development, iterations of design and personal development of software and design skills 

CLO3 Navigate and effectively use various design software to produce digital assets and editorial design work 

CLO4 Demonstrate your creativity, knowledge of typography and technical software skills to produce editorial design work

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. During this course you will also participate in small-scale project work to develop your applications skills within a studio environment. Your lecturer will help you tailor your projects to suit your capabilities and disciplinary focus. You will contribute to class critiques and receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and your peers through a variety of consultations, presentations and tutorials. This feedback will help you track your learning against the specified learning outcomes for this course.

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 is 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 Learning Outcomes and on your development against the Program Learning Outcomes. Assessment is based on an evaluation of your acquisition of skills, and effective demonstration of the use of a computing environment to enable three dimensional design and effects. 

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment 1: Digital Assets & Process, 50% CLOs 1, 2 & 3 

Assessment 2: Creative Production 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.