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Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) - ARB203

Course Code: ARB203
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
UAC Code: 362109
CRICOS Code: 095570B
Lowest Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Visualise a career in design

Study a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) and set yourself on the path to a successful design career. You’ll explore how, as humans, we communicate and organise information in visually accessible ways, and develop a well-rounded understanding of the theory and practice of communication design. The course investigates both a traditional print-based design perspective and one which covers web-based applications and new technologies.

The degree has a strong focus on visual communication in the global marketplace and how to design for both business and consumer audiences across different cultural contexts. You’ll graduate with a thorough knowledge of typography, logotype design, layout, publication design, environmental graphics, packaging and digital design.

Study a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) at UC and you will:

  • employ innovative use of different visual and emerging media types across print, screen and packaging
  • develop effective design solutions for specific audiences
  • gain fluency in the visual vocabulary and technical skills relevant to visual communication design
  • acquire image-making expertise and the ability to develop visual design artefacts using a range of analogue and digital media.

Work Integrated Learning

Take advantage of opportunities for direct industry engagement at every level of your study, including internships with private companies, government departments, advertising and design agencies, and more. You’ll learn about design from real-world industry practitioners and will undertake live industry briefs with the opportunity to progress your designs into production. You’ll work collaboratively with fellow Bachelor of Design students to create products with the potential to sell them on campus and throughout Canberra.

By the time you graduate you’ll have amassed an impressive portfolio of genuine design projects, and will have opportunities to present it to, and have it reviewed by, industry professionals. Previous associations UC students have connected with include BMW, Canberra Design Festival, National Museum of Australia, FASHFEST, Australian Tax Office, Zoo Group, Cre8ive, Oxide Interactive, Red Corner Boxing and ThinkPlace.

Career opportunities

  • Graphic designer
  • Multimedia designer
  • Art director
  • Creative director
  • Digital designer
  • Illustrator
  • Package designer
  • Design strategist
  • Interactive designer
  • Design researcher
  • Visual designer

Course-specific information

Signature overseas short-term study options have been tailored specifically to this course so that high-achieving students have an opportunity to work with leading designers and students at prestigious overseas institutions. Students can choose to use their breadth units for their overseas Study Abroad experience.

High-achieving students also have the option to take units in the Master of Design Strategies in their final year of study.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students:
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UCI - SVKM's Institute of International Studies, Mumbai Global Pathways Program Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UCI - SVKM's Institute of International Studies, Mumbai Global Pathways Program Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

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

Course Requirements

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For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) BDes (VisCommDes)

Typical Study Pattern

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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.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $31,400

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Demonstrate fluency in the visual vocabulary and technical skills relevant to visual communication design through display of image-making expertise and the development of visual design artefacts using a range of analogue and digital media. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
1.6 UC graduates are professional: take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
Apply innovative use of different visual and emerging media types across print, screen and packaging in developing effective design solutions for specific audiences. 1.1 UC graduates are professional: employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: think globally about issues in their profession; and
2.5 UC graduates are global citizens: make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

Course Duration

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

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • 2019->UCI - SVKM's Institute of International Studies, Mumbai-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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