Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Robyn Robins


This unit will clarify the professional obligations required of graphic and multimedia designers. It will also outline the basic business activity requirements of practitioners in these areas. The unit will include project management processes from small singular undertakings to large cross disciplinary projects; professional writing skills relevant to the discipline areas; OHSE obligations and workplace safety, and sound business practice. Students will also be introduced to the professional bodies that can assist with future business activities.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. comprehend the business practice associated with graphic design and multimedia professions;
  2. confidently manage design projects from start to finish;
  3. write professional and articulate business plans, proposals and grant applications;
  4. understand and act upon OHSE obligations of their profession.


2 independent projects: 40%; OHSE assessment: 10%; Group project: 50%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including, 4 taught hours and 8 study hours weekly

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


VCO2004 or MMD2704 or MMD2304


PPR2110, VCO3109