Communication Design Studio

DCO40001 25 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester

Contact hours

  • 72 per semester

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21


300cp BH-DESCMN2

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with opportunities to identify and explore individual design interest areas that link design research and practice. The unit is structured to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of the link between design research, creative innovation and practice-based application. Studio classes provide opportunities for students to initiate, explore and expand individual areas of design interest into project opportunities. The projects will give students the scope to blend contemporary design research and advance their practice techniques. Students will be expected to demonstrate a sophisticated knowledge of type and image as well as typesetting and conventions.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Produce an innovative concept in response to a practice-based project brief
2. Apply a range of visual solutions to a concept including the integration of a design process narrative
3. Apply sophisticated type and image as well as typesetting and conventions to the visual solutions
4. Justify the visual resolution reflecting on the strategy, research process, design experimentation, and iteration.

Courses with unit

Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)