DCO30017 Communication Design Strategy

Unit code: DCO30017

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit requires students to develop a strategic communication design project from initiation through to design production and evaluation. The project will examine the strategies underpinning a variety of commercial communication design projects and apply the skills of design research methods to a practical application.


  • Accessing, analysing and presenting research data
  • Developing a creative strategy and communication plan
  • Investigating selected media systems
  • Developing communication design concept and idea
  • Executing designed communication outcomes
  • Publishing a design presentation document.

Studio-based exercises and tutorial activities, peer review and critique, online submission and discussion, research and reading. A workbook/reflective journal will be maintained.

This unit is found inĀ Bachelor of Design with a Major in Communication Design.