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What will I learn?

Highlights

This course prepares you to work as a visual communication designer across traditional and new interactive media forms.
Develop practical and theoretical skills in graphic design, typography, image making, information design, experience design, motion design, branding and interaction design.
Build your expertise in professional studio settings with a focus on real-world design projects, a culture of designing for public exhibition and ongoing industry engagement, creative experimentation and critical thinking.

Why choose this course?

Visual communication is the conveyance of ideas and information through a broad range of forms that can be seen including signs, typography, drawing, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, advertising, animation, colour and electronic resources. Visual communication can be powerful. In the right hands, it can craft an image that adds enormous value to a brand. It can simplify the complex. It can help a message to break through the communication clutter.

This degree will give you the skills and finesse you need to be a confident and agile visual communicator. You will develop skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, technical proficiencies and professional practice that will ensure you can contribute to the field of visual communication in innovative and socially responsible ways.

Real-world learning

Professional studio settings allow you to build your expertise and focus on both contemporary and emerging design practices, through real-world design projects. You will be immersed in a culture of designing for public exhibition, ongoing industry engagement, creative experimentation and critical thinking.

Careers and outcomes

This degree will give you the skills and finesse you need to be a confident and agile visual communicator across traditional and new interactive media forms. You will graduate industry ready with multiple career options in graphic design, digital media, interactive design, branding, art direction, motion graphics design, advertising, print publication, illustration, information design, service and experience design, packaging and exhibition design.

A business foundation also equips you to become a creative business owner and establish your own design studio. Opportunities exist to work both locally and internationally, and can vary from operating as an independent entrepreneurial designer to a designer within a large firm.

Possible careers

  • Advertising and New Media Professional
  • Art Director
  • Artist
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Digital Content Designer
  • Digital Content Producer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Experience Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Media Producer
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Theatre Designer

Which department am I in?

Creative Industries Faculty

CRICOS

096565B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,700.00 (US$ 25,034) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road,

KELVIN GROVE,

Queensland,

4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,700.00 (US$ 25,034) per year

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus,

2 George Street,

BRISBANE CITY,

Queensland,

4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must full fill the equivalent of below given Australian entry qualifications: Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

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

Pathways options

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