What will I learn?

The Visual Communication Design major allows you to develop skills in graphic design for both traditional and new media.

You will learn graphic design principles and practices, while working on client-driven design projects for print, online, mobile and emerging platforms.

You will graduate with flexible visual design skills, ready for new career opportunities that focus on communicating messages visually across a broad spectrum of contexts and media.

The Bachelor of Communication and Media enables you to expand your career options by combining the Visual Communication Design major with one of four other majors in the degree: Digital and Social Media; Journalism; Global Screen Media; or Marketing Communication and Advertising. This is an ideal degree if you are interested in more than one area of media and communications and want a flexible future career path.

What you will study

You will learn about typography, layout, photography, design thinking, vector-based imaging, animation and design for both online and mobile platforms. You will also learn the professional skills involved in working with clients, responding to briefs and developing visual strategy.

Alongside these practical skills and experiences, you will study the ways in which emerging digital platforms are changing the context for visual communication design, both in Australia and internationally.

Why choose this course

Visual design is at the heart of our contemporary communications landscape. It is a dynamic and essential part of the way we communicate with a wide range of audiences and users. Graduates who have the ability to adapt their visual communication design skills to new platforms are in high demand.

Career opportunities

Global Communications

Digital Publishing

Media Strategy and Planning

Public Relations


Market Research

Event Coordinator

Publicity Officer

Tourism Officer

Print/Television/Radio/Photo/Online Journalist



Feature Writer




Social Media Manager

Media Management Advisor

Communication Specialist

Corporate Communications

Content Development

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,176.00 (US$ 20,931) per year
AUD $84,528 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $14,088

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission into this degree you need to have completed an undergraduate degree. The UOW School of Law requires a minimum average mark of 70% (or GPA/WAM equivalent). If an applicant has a mark that is lower, then the school may consider other factors such as: The nature of any previous course of study and the subjects undertaken therein Relevant professional experience Any personal statement provided by the applicant.

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0;

TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62; All bands 54.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Wollongong offers below pathways courses for this subject

About University of Wollongong

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