Bachelor of Design - Visual Communication

Western Sydney University

The Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) degree will provide you with fundamental skills and knowledge to communicate ideas and information across a wide range of visual media. With an emphasis on studio-based practice, you will study areas such as image design, typography, layout design, branding, design history, research methods, and web-based design. From year two, there are opportunities to engage with live community or industry projects, and you will choose two practical specialisations from the following pairs: motion design and data visualisation; game and app design; illustration; and photography. You may also choose electives from outside of design such as advertising and media production. Throughout the program you will engage with individual and team-based projects, develop your conceptual thinking skills, use a variety of traditional and emerging technologies, and expand your creative practice. In year four you will take a position in our award-winning teaching design studio where you will gain experience in a professional learning environment, preparing you for work in an exciting and evolving industry.

Course Fee:


International: $101,920

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; recommended: one or more of Design and Technology, Visual Arts, Information Processes and Technology

Structure:

320 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Interactive design; Graphic design; Illustration; Photomedia

Study Pathways:

A fourth-year Honours program is available for students wishing to undertake a substantial design thesis. Students may exit with Bachelor of Design Studies after successful completion of the first three years of the program.

Further information:

The Exceptional Merit Pathway (EMP) will offer those students who demonstrate design ability and skills the opportunity to receive a direct offer. This will be assessed at a Design and Career Portfolio Day, as part of which students will have their portfolio of visual work assessed by staff and receive an interview.

Recognition:

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta 65.1 Yes Full time 4 years
Parramatta 65.1 Yes Part time 8 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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