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Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

  • ID:DU610027
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Other Requirements

Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL.

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on one 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 including relevant work or life experience

Course Information

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 engrain your skills through practical learning. You can let your creativity run free and practise with the same tools and technologies professionals use in our world-class design facilities. And in your final year, you’ll enter the studio to work on a real client project, 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. 

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Plus 2 credit points selected from:

  • Designing 3D Motion

  • Designing 3D Environments

  • Introduction to Aboriginal Studies

  • Creative Coding

  • Robotics Studio

  • Data Capture Technologies

  • Application and Design of Virtual and Augmented Reality Systems

  • Plus 5 credit points of open elective units

  • Academic Integrity (0 credit point)

  • Design Thinking

  • Design Skills and Technologies 1

  • Design Skills and Technologies 2

  • Introduction to Responsive Web Apps

  • Exploring I.T.

  • Professional Practice in Design

  • Design Laboratory (formerly ADD104)

  • Digital Technologies Design Studio

  • Designing User Experience (formerly ADD201)

  • Authoring of Interactive Media

  • Collaborative Design Project (2 credit points)

  • Individual Design Portfolio

  • Design to Change the World

  • Creative Design Studio (2 credit points)(formerly ADV203)

  • Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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

  • graphic designer

  • interactive designer

  • illustrator

  • packaging (FMCG) designer.

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Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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