Perform new course search

Search Filter

Bachelor of Graphic Design

Course Code: 164JA
Course Version: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice
UAC Code: 363104
CRICOS Code: 071398G
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Enrol in one of the most progressive design courses in Australia

The Bachelor of Graphic Design at the University of Canberra is one of the most current and progressive courses of its kind in the country. You will tackle an exciting range of projects that mirror professional briefs and address relevant problems faced by society today. At the end of the three years your grasp of contemporary design practice will be outstanding.

Study a Bachelor of Graphic Design at UC and you will:

  • master the design process, production tools and practices
  • learn critical thinking, problem solving and research techniques
  • work in a wide variety of media and contexts including print, packaging, video, web and interface design for desktop and mobile devices
  • have the opportunity to pursue areas of personal interest, such as motion graphics, advertising and film making
  • learn to use industry-standard software including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and web design platforms

Work integrated learning

You will have the opportunity to participate in a rich and varied program of practical study that includes off-site workshops and excursions. The course also facilitates connections with the design industry through work placements, industry briefs and consultancy projects.

Career opportunities

  • website designer
  • multimedia designer
  • information design
  • advertising account executive
  • commercial artist
  • corporate identity manager

Course specific information

Standard entry to this course is by ATAR score however you can also apply via portfolio entry:

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

This course is taught from the first year at both UC Canberra Bruce Campus and TAFE Queensland Brisbane South Bank Campus in 2017.

Assumed Knowledge


Additional Notes on Admission for Domestic Applicants

Mixed mode.

Additional Notes on Admission for International Applicants

Mixed mode.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

Expand All

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Graphic Design B GraphicDes

Typical Study Pattern

Expand All

Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Mixed mode offering. This course is offered at other Australian locations including Sydney and Brisbane. The Sydney offering of this course is only available from 2nd year. Semester 2 commencement is only available at UC Bruce Campus.

Professional Accreditation


Graduate Employment

Graduates will be equipped to pursue design careers in industry or in design consultancies, to extend their expertise in further studies or to initiate design or design related enterprises. The course is also intended to provide the design expertise and qualifications necessary to progress to various Postgraduate Degrees.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Cultural and critical understanding of graphic design practice, media forms and production techniques in the national and international contexts. - Communication
- Analysis and inquiry
- Professionalism and social responsibility
Ability to work with current and emerging design technologies to produce creative, engaging and accessible graphic media. - Communication
- Problem solving
- Working independently and with others
- Professionalism and social responsibility
Ability to identify, evaluate, and adapt concepts and techniques from a range of sources for a variety of contexts. - Analysis and inquiry
- Problem solving
- Working independently and with others
Ability to work independently and as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team. - Communication
- Problem solving
- Working independently and with others
- Professionalism and social responsibility
Ability to define and communicate a clear rationale for design decisions to both expert and non-expert audiences. - Communication
- Analysis and inquiry

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees or Nested Courses)

220JA Bachelor of Graphic Design/Bachelor of Communication in Advertising

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Design, 199JA; Diploma of Design (Extended), 346JA.

Notes for Full Time Commencers

Mixed mode offering. The NSI - St Leonards offering of this course is only available from 2nd year.


  • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Mixed Mode
  • 2016->UC Sydney - St Leonards Campus-Internal
  • 2016->Tafe Queensland Brisbane - Southbank Campus-Internal
  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Mixed Mode
  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • 2017->UC Sydney - St Leonards Campus-Internal
  • 2017->Tafe Queensland Brisbane - Southbank Campus-Internal
  • 2017->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Mixed Mode
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Sydney - St Leonards Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Mixed Mode
    • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Sydney - St Leonards Campus-Internal
    • 2015->Tafe Queensland Brisbane - Southbank Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal
Faculty of Arts and Design
Print this page
Why choose UC

Perform new course search

Search Filter

Create your own personalised Course Guide

Frequently Asked Questions