Deakin University

Bachelor of Design - Visual Communication

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Enter the dynamic world of professional design with Deakin’s Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication). Learn the tools, strategies and design thinking methodologies required to be an adaptive, multidisciplinary communications designer.


17 credit points of core units2 credit points of course elective units5 credit points of open elective unitsno more than 10 credit points at level 1minimum of 6 credit points at level 3


  • Branding design, Conceptual thinking, Creative arts, Design thinking, Digital imaging, Multimedia design, Pre-press, Publication design, Typography, Visual communication strategies

Standard entry requirements

If you are currently studying Year 12 or completed Year 12 in the previous two years and have not attempted higher education or VET/Polytechnic study since, your selection is based on the following.

Study pathways

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waterfront International: $97,200
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $97,200
  • ATAR: 60.2
  • Full-time : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Geelong Waterfront, Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

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