RMIT's Master of Communication Design is delivered by a team of leading design academics and award-winning visiting practitioners. Program Manager Brad Haylock talks about the program.
What is is about the Master of Communication Design that appeals to you as a professional in the field?
The Master of Communication Design is an advanced practice-focused program that equips its graduates with the knowledge and expertise to become industry innovators and future leaders in the field of communication design.
The program synthesises historically proven approaches to graphic design practice with the latest thinking around strategy, service design, user-centered design and entrepreneurship, and adds the highest standards of technical expertise to produce agile and future-oriented communication design professionals.
Can you tell us more about the program's focus on preparing graduates for their future careers?
The program is centered on a series of industry-integrated studio courses in which students tackle real-world problems with clients and industry partners from NGO, government and commercial sectors.
These are fast-paced and complex projects that demand the highest levels of strategic thinking and craftsmanship, and equip students with advanced problem-solving skills, aesthetic sensitivity and industry-ready conceptual agility.
What can students expect to study?
Alongside studio-based courses, students undertake specialist supporting courses in areas such as design history and theory, experimental typography, design management, coding, design writing, research methods and design curation.
They also complete the program with a capstone research project that's designed to extend their expertise in an area of individual interest, but always with a view to contributing to the leading edge of communication design practice and discourse.
Interested in postgraduate study in advertising? Find out more about the Master of Communication Design.
About Brad Haylock: As well as being the Program Manager of the Master of Communication Design, Brad is the founding editor of Surpllus, an independent publishing house that focuses on the dissemination of critical and speculative practices across art, design and architecture. He has recently designed and published titles including Impresario: Paul Taylor, The Melbourne Years, 1981–1984, and Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction. He holds a Bachelor of Visual Communication (Honours) from Monash University and a PhD from RMIT University.
Story: Nick Lucas