Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

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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.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
CRICOS code
098461E
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
3 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
A$24,400
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$73,200
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 011391
  • Online 015012
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 54.55 OP - 18 Rank - 64
USC program code
AR314
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
3 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English
Total courses
24
Total units
288

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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