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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Communication Design applies to the shaping of communication across all aspects of contemporary society, from commercial, entertainment, and education, to environmental, cultural and civic sectors.
This program prepares you to be a locally and internationally aware communication designer capable of working across a range of domains and industries, including graphic design, advertising, branding and illustration consultancies, as well as design and communication units within corporate, government and non-government organisations.
Studying design in the Melbourne CBD gives you close access to galleries, studios and strong industry connections to enable you to release your creativity. This program employs staff with established industry networks and active business and creative partnerships, helping you gain the skills you need to be an industry-ready graduate.
As this is the design program of choice in Victoria, you’ll learn skills alongside a strong selection of eager and talented peers in excellent studio-based facilities. Throughout the degree you will develop skills in negotiating a consensus among participants with a range of interests in the design outcome. You will also learn how a visual strategy can contribute to all phases of the problem-solving process in any business.
RMIT’s dedication to design is proven by its many program offerings ranging from vocational education (VE) to PhD. This degree prepares you, as a designer, to interact with highly creative people from various backgrounds.
This program has a selection task.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
This program has a strong focus on studio learning, enabling you to “learn by doing“. All lecturers have worked in the design industry throughout their careers and will offer you key insights into the contemporary design world.
Most of the work is individually assessed through submission of printed artefacts (books, logo, objects), digital submissions, class presentations and client and peer review of work.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
RMIT runs an internal mentor scheme and a number of industry events where students and design professionals work together on projects or professional practice.
This program maintains strong industry links and many opportunities exist for students to work with industry professionals.
You will work on projects with industry partners including:
- Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA)
- Penguin Books
- Kit Cosmetics
- Hardie Grant
- Jacky Winter Group
- Roger Seller
- de Bono Institute
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
RMIT communication design graduates are sought after by industry, with a high employment rate upon graduation. As RMIT students are taught strong business and strategy skills they are also employed in non-studio workplaces due to their ability to assist with the overall business strategy and service process.
Graduates can expect to work within graphic design consultancies, multi-disciplined consultancies, publishing houses, new media/multimedia studios and advertising agencies as:
- art directors
- graphic designers
- communication designers
- web designers/ UX designers
- interaction designers
- service designers
- experience designers.
Students have the option to study overseas for a semester as an exchange or study abroad student. Past students have studied in America and Europe. As design is an international language your skills will equip you to work in the Australian design industry as well as overseas.
RMIT’s Education Abroad supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
Program and course information
Learn by doing in this practical design program of choice
Become a visual communication specialist and learn all aspects of design from strategy to delivery.