Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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This program develops expertise in relation to communication design practice, with a focus upon design entrepreneurship and strategic design thinking.
This program has a selection task.
You will engage with current developments in the global communication design industries, and with the key concepts and processes underpinning this constantly evolving sector.
Through your studies, you will develop expert knowledge and specialised technical and creative skills that will prepare you for professional roles in a variety of environments, including communication design studios, digital design consultancies, design teams within other organisations, and in independent practice. You will be able to work independently or in teams, and you will be able to communicate confidently with allied professionals.
You will be taught by a team of nationally and internationally renowned practitioners and educators. On completion of the program, you will be an advanced communication design practitioner able to contribute to global industry developments and design innovation.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
You may be eligible for advanced standing based on academic results in your previous studies or prior industry experience.
For further information about advanced standing see the Pathways section.
The program uses a variety of contemporary learning and teaching approaches which may include lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, case studies, studio practice, problem-based learning, reflective techniques (e.g. blogs, journals), online and face-to-face presentations, group-based learning, discussions and negotiated learning.
Assessment will include a range of activities such as design projects, research assignments, reports, portfolio production, essays, presentations, and peer or industry review. Projects, reports and presentations will be directly related to contemporary industry practices.
All programs are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You will have many opportunities to connect with industry through formalised work-integrated learning and by engaging with visiting industry professionals, who will deliver guest lectures and studio intensives.
This program will develop your knowledge and skills in the field of communication design, your professionalism and your leadership skills, as well as your ability to provide informed insights into the future directions of the communication design industries.
With the growth in importance of design thinking within organisations, employers are looking for the advanced knowledge and skills demonstrated by graduates of this program. Graduates will also be able to practise entrepreneurial and collaborative approaches to design, driving the creation of new business enterprises.
Graduates of this program can enter into roles such as:
- communication designer
- design manager
- account manager
- design strategist.
Professional recognition and accreditation
In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Communication Design. Graduates of the Master of Communication Design are eligible to become members of:
- Australian Graphic Design Association
- Design Institute of Australia
- Icograda (International Council of Communication Design)
Association with these bodies provides benefits such as employment information, prizes and awards that are relevant to career development.
Design is an international language, enabling you to produce work for local and global audiences and industries.
This program attracts a strong international student cohort due to RMIT University’s worldwide reputation as a leader in design education.
You will have the opportunity to embark on postgraduate study tours, which allow you to study with students from other disciplines including advertising, PR and communication.
RMIT’s Global Mobility Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Program and course information
Take your communication design practice to the next level.
Enhance your skills as an advanced communication design practitioner and contribute to global industry developments and design innovation.