What will I learn?

Enter the dynamic world of professional design with Deakin’s Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication). Learn the tools, strategies and design thinking methodologies required to be an adaptive, multidisciplinary communications designer.

From day one you’ll learn to shape your ideas into smart and influential concepts under the guidance of industry leaders and established designers.

Combine studies from related disciplines, including creative coding, photography, and animation, and enhance your skills through practical learning. Let your creativity run free and practice with the same tools and technologies professionals use in our world-class design facilities.

In your final year, you’ll enter the studio to work on real client projects, with the opportunity to showcase your finished product to the public. This practical experience prepares you for the challenges of your future role, and ensures you graduate ready to make a real impact in the rapidly changing field of design.

Course structure:

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication), a student must complete 24 credit points including:

17 credit points of core units

2 credit points of course elective units

5 credit points of open elective units

no more than 10 credit points at level 1

minimum of 6 credit points at level 3

Academic Integrity AAI018

Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Career outcomes:

Graduates are open to many career opportunities, including in the areas of advertising, graphic design studios, print houses, publishers, corporate companies, government and private practices. Potential careers include:

communications designer

art director/creative director

animation and motion designer

web designer

UX designer

graphic designer

interactive designer

illustrator

packaging (FMCG) designer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Education

CRICOS

095257M

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,400.00 (US$ 22,735) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.

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

Application deadline

20 February 2022

More details

Start date

7 March 2022, 11 July 2022

Venue

Geelong Waterfront Campus

1 Gheringhap Street,

GEELONG,

Victoria,

3220, GEELONG, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,400.00 (US$ 22,735) per year
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.

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

Application deadline

20 February 2022

More details

Start date

7 March 2022, 11 July 2022, 7 November 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 65 Writing 21; CPE: 169 no band less than 169; CAE: 169 no band less than 169; PTE: 52-57 No less than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 6 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT - 69 Writing 21

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 169 No band less than 169

PTE - 50 No less than 50 in each skill

OET - Overall C

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

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  • Among top 1% of international universities in 24 study areas
  • Best in student satisfaction in Victoria for ten years
  • Top 50 young university globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry-informed

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