What will I learn?

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.

Career opportunities

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Design

CRICOS

095570B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,400.00 (16,80,942) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2021

More details

Start date

7 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,

BRUCE,

Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successful completion of Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 1 - 2400 scale) - 1320, 1370, 1580, 1660. Scholastic Aptitude Test (1600 scale) - 1040, 1060, 1170, 1210. IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall with no band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lowers than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

For international students

Year 12

Overseas qualification

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169: Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students