Bachelor of Design - Communication Design

RMIT University

Communication Design refers to the shaping of communication across all aspects of contemporary society through design, from commercial, entertainment, and education, to environmental, cultural and civic sectors. This course prepares students to be locally and internationally aware and capable of working across a range of domains and industries, including graphic design, advertising, branding and illustration consultancies, as well as design and communication units within corporate, government and non-government organisations. Students learn skills alongside a strong selection of talented peers in excellent studio-based facilities. Throughout the course students develop skills in negotiating a consensus among participants with a range of interests in the design outcome. Students learn how a visual strategy can contribute to all phases of the problem-solving process in any enterprise. Students have the opportunity to undertake internships/industry engagements and study abroad.

Course Fee:

International: $95,040

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Prerequisites: Units 3 & 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English; Pre-Selection Kit; folio

Subjects you can Study:

Communications, Conceptual exploration, Design practice, Design strategy, Design theory, Digital media, Identity design, Illustration, Media, Print design, Professional practice, Publication design, Service design, Typography, Visual communication, Web design.

Study Pathways:

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) from other RMIT programs. If you achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design, you will receive 2 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 96 credit points). If you achieve below the minimum GPA, you may still apply and will need to participate in a folio presentation. If you achieve a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the Associate Degree in Graphic Design, you will receive 4 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 192 credit points). If you achieve below the minimum GPA, you may still apply and will need to participate in a folio presentation.

Further information:

Graduates can expect to work within graphic design consultancies, interdisciplinary consultancies, publishing houses, new media/multimedia studios and advertising agencies.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 3 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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