Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This course prepares students to work as a visual communication designer across traditional and new interactive media forms. Students will develop both practical and theoretical skills in multiple visual communication design specialisations including graphic design, typography, image making, information design, experience design, motion design, branding and interaction design. They will build expertise in professional studio settings with a focus on both contemporary and emerging design practices, through real-world design projects, a culture of designing for public exhibition, ongoing industry engagement, and a strong foundation of creative experimentation and innovative conceptual thinking. They will develop skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, technical proficiencies and professional practice that will ensure they can contribute to the field of visual communication in innovative and socially responsible ways.

Structure

  • 288 credit points comprising 4 impact lab units
  • a Visual Communication major (12 units)
  • plus 4 design specialisation units and a minor (4 units) or 4 electives, or 8 design specialisation units.

Subjects

  • Visual communication

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C).

Recognition

Australian Graphic Design Association, Design Institute of Australia

Study pathways

Pathways to Master of Teaching (Secondary) and Master of Philosophy are available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Gardens Point International: $107,700 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.

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