Communication Design, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #247 (QS) ,
Develop expertise in communication design practice, and focus on design entrepreneurship and strategic design thinking.

About

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.

Accreditation

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 AssociationDesign Institute of AustraliaIcograda (International Council of Communication Design)Association with these bodies provides benefits such as employment information, prizes and awards that are relevant to career development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Design, Commerce and Culture
  • Design Management
  • Communication Design Studio
  • Global Communication Design
  • Communication Design Entrepreneurship Studio
  • Advertising Theory and Practice
  • Communication Management: Theory and Practice
  • Research Methods for Design and Digital Media
  • Experimental Typography Workshop
  • Advanced Communication Design Studio
  • Communication Design Criticism
  • Curating and Exhibiting Communication Design
  • Professional Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant discipline.You may also be considered if you have a minimum of 3 years professional experience in the graphic design, communication design and/or visual communication area.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    29760 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29760 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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