Master of Communication DesignProgram details
Develop expertise in communication design practice, and focus on design entrepreneurship and strategic design thinking.
Push your creative boundaries and think critically to find design solutions to communication challenges.
Develop expert knowledge and specialised technical and creative skills to prepare for professional roles in multidisciplinary environments, including communication design studios, digital design consultancies, advertising agencies, design teams within other organisations, and in independent practices. You will be able to work independently or in teams, and you will be able to communicate confidently with other design professionals and clients.
Under expert guidance from RMIT’s team of nationally and internationally renowned practitioners and educators, you’ll advance your knowledge and practice as a communication design practitioner and will be well prepared to contribute to global industry developments and design innovation.
How you will learn
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 take part in postgraduate study tours, which allow you to study with students from other disciplines including advertising, public relations and communications.
RMIT’s Global Mobility Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short-term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
This masters degree can be completed over 2 years full-time (or domestic students may complete it in 4 years part-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 Entry requirements – Pathways section.
The program is structured around a series of major studio courses that focus on entrepreneurship, strategic design thinking, and best practice in communication design with a global focus. These studio courses are supported by advanced studies in typography, theory and criticism, research methods and other specialisations.
In your final year, you will have the opportunity to undertake an individually negotiated professional research project. This will enable you to bring your knowledge and skills together, connect theory and practice, and make a meaningful contribution to the design industries.
The Master consists of 192 credit points. A graduate diploma exit point is also available (upon completion of 96 credit points).
Stuart Geddes is an Industry Fellow, lecturer in Communication Design and PhD Candidate at RMIT.
Tell me about the Master of Communication Design
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.
After working as a graphic designer within the small business space for many years, Freya Robson wanted to develop her skills to pursue higher-level roles.
An interest in artistic endeavours and a knack for technology led Jack Loel down the design path.
Award-winning book designer featured in international journal
After receiving multiple accolades for the extraordinary design of a 1616 page architectural monograph, an RMIT designer’s practice has been profiled in the prestigious Eye magazine.
Hans Suhartanto and Cindy Limardiono – Communication Design
Hans Suhartanto and Cindy Limardiono talk about their experiences in the Master of Communication Design.