Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

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Irene Visser
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Irene Visser

Create visual communication that motivates, educates, entertains and inspires

Visual communication is where creative art meets technology and function, transforming words and pictures into powerful designs that persuade, inform and engage specific target audiences. In an increasingly visual world, a range of exciting career paths are emerging in the design and media industries. Guided by industry and discipline experts, you will find design solutions to real life problems and challenges and experience all aspects of the design process.

In this program you will:

  • Gain a strong foundation of theoretical principles and aesthetic design concepts, and apply what you’ve learnt with real-life design studio practice.
  • Learn the skills you need to convey dynamic ideas and create effective visual communications using colour, texture, typography, imagery, style, and symbols.
  • Specialise in a field or combine multidisciplinary interests in layout design, packaging, advertising, photography, illustration, branding and image management.
  • Undertake real-world industry projects and internships, and produce a professional portfolio to showcase your work, displayed in a graduate exhibition, and retained as a digital portfolio.
  • Benefit from teaching staff, facilities, guest lectures, off-campus excursions, events and workshops that align with current industry practice and trends.
Career opportunities:
  • Visual communication designer
  • Creative director
  • Advertising art director
  • Graphic designer
  • Production designer (theatre/film/television)
  • Packaging designer
  • Printmaker
  • Image designer (illustration/photography)

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Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
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