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. From day one you’ll learn to shape your ideas into smart and influential concepts under the guidance of industry leaders and established designers. Combine studies from related disciplines, including creative coding, photography and animation, and engrain your skills through practical learning. You can let your creativity run free and practise with the same tools and technologies professionals use in our world-class design facilities. And in your final year, you’ll enter the studio to work on a real client project, with the opportunity to showcase your finished product to the public. This practical experience prepares you for the challenges of your future role, and ensures you graduate ready to make a real impact in the rapidly changing field of design. You’ll learn how to interpret design briefs and develop specialised skills in web design and user experience (UX), as well as traditional skills in typography, illustration, branding and print design. Benefit from Deakin’s networks and relationships within the design industry and have opportunities to include your work in exhibitions and showcases. Take your learning further and develop skills in creative coding, designing 3D environments, digital photography, IT, principles of animation.

Structure

A total of 24 credit points and includes 18 credit points of core units and 6 credit points of elective units.

Subjects

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

Standard entry requirements

"Current or recent Year 12If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following:Prerequisite subjectsUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.ATARSelection will be based on your performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.Folio and folio presentationAll applicants must complete the online Deakin University folio requirement. Learn more about the folio requirements (https://www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts/portfolio-applications)Higher education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.*VET education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.*Work and life experienceIf you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.** Selection criteriaThis course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Senior secondary prerequisite subjectsUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102), or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study.All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102).Personal statementApplicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course. Learn more about the personal statement (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement).Folio and folio presentationAll applicants must complete the online Deakin University folio requirement. Learn more about the folio requirements (https://www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts/portfolio-applications)STAT Multiple ChoiceApplicants who wish to use a general aptitude test for consideration for entry must complete the STAT (Multiple Choice). Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice test (https://stat.acer.org/au).Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=34&_ga=2.68433684.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102) outlines the principles of selection."

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 No
Melbourne Burwood No

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