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If you are artistically minded and tech savvy, consider a career in visual communications. Gain the functional skills required to work as a graphic designer or creative director, or apply your acquired knowledge to a cross-disciplinary field.

Learn how graphic designers create graphics that communicate messages and evoke responses through the use of colour, texture, typography, images and symbols. This major allows you to experience all aspects of the design process, specialise in a particular field, or combine interests in layout design, advertising, photography, illustration or branding.

You will be guided by industry experts and gain access to workplace internships and unique placement opportunities. As part of your studies, you will learn how to produce successful user-centred designs that address legal, environmental, social and ethical issues.

Develop your visual creativity and graduate with a portfolio of professional work to present to prospective employers.

Explore the full range of Creative Industries majors and minors.

The Visual Communication Major can be selected in the Bachelor of Creative Industries, Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor of Design, and Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Design.

The Visual Communication Minor can be selected in the Bachelor of Creative Industries, Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Design.

Major (8)

For a major in Visual Communication, students must successfully complete 8 courses:

CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
DES101 Elements of Design
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
DES105 Design Methods
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
DES211 Visual Identity
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
DES212 Visual Communication & Meaning
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
DES231 Animation Principles, Process and Production
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
DES232 Animation and Visualisation
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
DES305 Creative Branding and Design
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12Anti: DES213
DES309 Design Capstone
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12Pre: Course Coordinator Consent Required and Completed 192 units

*Available to be studied online

Minor (4)

For a minor in Visual Communication, students must successfully complete 4 courses:

CourseSemester of offerUnitsRequisites
DES105 Design Methods
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
DES211 Visual Identity
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12 
DES212 Visual Communication & Meaning
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 2
  • Online: Semester 2
12 
DES305 Creative Branding and Design
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
  • Moreton Bay: Semester 1
  • Online: Semester 1
12Anti: DES213

*Available to be studied online