Creative careers for visual strategists
Graduate ready to manage in industry or start your own design studio through a specialised degree that opens career opportunities across the world.
Why study communication design at RMIT?
Ranked as the top university in Australia and number 16 in the world for Art and Design in the 2016 QS Star rankings,
RMIT has thousands of award-winning graduates spread across the creative industries.
Learn from the best
Learn from a team of internationally renowned and award-winning design practitioners and educators. Program staff exhibit internationally and have recently been nominated in the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards and received awards including the AGDA Pinnacle Award and the ABDA Designer’s Choice Book of the Year.
Grow your network
Build your professional network by working with like-minded industry partners and clients on real-world briefs and projects. Connect with industry through work-integrated learning and by engaging with visiting industry professionals, who will deliver guest lectures and studio intensives.
Immerse yourself in your practice in dedicated postgraduate studio facilities with state-of-the-art design and printing equipment. You’ll have unrestricted access to use the studio space for coursework, and collaborative and personal projects. You can also access photography, editing and production suites for cross-discipline projects.
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What you will study
Learn essential and advanced communication design skills to become a global communication design practitioner. Undertake a series of major studio courses and enhance your practice through additional specialisation courses.
In your final year, you’ll connect theory and practice in an individually negotiated professional research project.
Graduates of the Master of Communication Design are eligible to become members of the Design Institute of Australia, the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) and Icograda (International Council of Communication Design).
Enhance your practice through studies in:
- Strategic design thinking
- Best practice in communication design
- Theory and criticism
- Research methods
RMIT's global reputation
RMIT has a global reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.
#1 in Australia
Ranked as the top university in Australia for Art and Design in the 2016 QS Star rankings, RMIT has thousands of award-winning graduates spread across the creative industries.
As an international centre of teaching and research excellence, RMIT is ranked number 34 in the world for the international profile of its academic staff.