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Units for the course:

Bachelor of Design – Communication Design

The The Bachelor of Design with a Major in Communication Design consists of 23 units, and will see you undertake the following studies:

  • eight core units
  • seven Communication Design Major units
  • eight elective units (four of which are recommended).
  • Recommended electives are only available to Design students.

Concepts and Narratives

Digital Design

Photography for Design


20th Century Design

Brand and Identity Design

Web Design

Contemporary Design Issues

Packaging Design

Visual Communication Studio

Typography for Print and Interactive Publication

Design for Production

Publication Design

Communication Design Capstone Project

Communication Design Strategy

Experimental Image-Making Processes

Interaction Design for Web

Compositing for Visual Effects

Experience Design and Usability for the Web

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Develop knowledge and cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and apply this with initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
  • Demonstrate technical and practical skills, and a broad understanding of key concepts in their chosen field of study
  • Critically apply knowledge, cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgment in identifying and solving problems independently and collaboratively, in diverse contexts
  • Articulate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to different audiences and stakeholders
  • Apply a value system that includes empathy, principles of sustainability and respectful design, to their knowledge and scholarship of design practice
  • Implement an organised schedule to deliver a complex design project which may include research, group work, academics, industry professionals, students and other stakeholders

 Volume of Learning

The Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) consists of 300 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points. A standard annual full-time load comprises 100 credit points and a part-time load comprises 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) is typically 3 years. For students who enter with exempted credits, a minimum of at least 100 credits within the Communication Design discipline units is required to be eligible for an award.

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