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Bachelor of Graphic Design - 164HG

Course Code: 164HG
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice
CRICOS Code: 079271B
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


The Bachelor of Graphic Design stresses creativity, innovation and communication in the interpretation, analysis and visualisation of ideas and information, and their initiation and implementation through all media.

It provides a unique insight into graphic design in both the Australian and global contexts and connects history and theory with contemporary practice.

The course provides a general introduction to graphic design followed by specific technical and artistic studies in both analogue and digital modes. Students will achieve high level of proficiency in the execution of design processes and procedures.

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.

Subject to Government approval, Commonwealth Supported Places will be available for this course.


Current and Commencing Students
Email Phone (03) 9564 1648
Prospective Students
Please telephone 1800 864 226.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Additional Admission Requirements


Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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


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

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.

This course is closed to new admissions from semester 1, 2014. Please refer to course 164JA Bachelor of Graphic Design for further information.

Professional Accreditation


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
An ability to explore and resolve problems beyond the existing knowledge base. An approach to learning that encourages the development of creativity. An ability to communicate ideas to others and to identify the most suitable media for such communication. 1 Communication
2 Analysis and inquiry
3 Problem solving
An understanding of current information technology and in particular of the software used in the design profession to explore and communicate ideas. 1 Communication
2 Analysis and Inquiry
3 Problem Solving
An understanding of the position and role of the profession in the wider community. An awareness of the associated design disciplines and how Graphic Design can interact with them. An awareness of the imperatives of sustainable design and an understanding of professional responsibilities and ethical behaviour. 4 Working independently and with others
5 Professionalism and social responsibility
The ability to relate to other professionals in mono or multi-disciplinary teams.

To develop an attitude to design which recognises that change is constant and that a personal commitment to skills maintenance is essential.
4 Working independently and with others
5 Professionalism and social responsibility

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 offered at the UC Canberra campus.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-External
    • 2013->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-External
    • 2014->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-External
    • 2015->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-External
    • 2016->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-External
    • 2017->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-External
    • 2018->UC Melbourne - Chadstone Campus-Internal

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