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Bachelor of Graphic Design - 164JA

Course Code: 164JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
CRICOS Code: 071398G
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


The Bachelor of Graphic Design at the University of Canberra 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. There is significant industry involvement in the form of sponsored projects and visits to relevant graphic and printing companies. Students will achieve high level of proficiency in the execution of design processes and procedures.

Admission Requirements

Normal University of Canberra requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

No knowledge is assumed for this course.

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.

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
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. Information literacy and numeracy 4. 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 3. Information and communication technology
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. 5. Working with others 6. Effective workplace skills 7. Professional ethics 8. 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. 5. Working with others 9. Lifelong learning 10. Personal attributes

Course Duration

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


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


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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