Visual communication design



Develop practical and theoretical skills in visual communication design by combining contemporary design theory with specialised studio practices. Learn to shape abstract ideas into practical outcomes for users, customers and society as a whole.

I've learned more than I could have ever imagined and looking back at it all now has given me the knowledge and skills for the professional workplace.

Damian Hurst

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design)

Complete your studies overseas

Go on an international study tour and complete an internship as part of your course. Overseas study will give your work a unique and inspired creative edge.

New design courses launching in 2018

In response to the rapidly changing creative industries, Deakin will launch a suite of future focused design courses in 2018. The new Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication), Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) and Bachelor of Design (3D Animation) will be adaptable to industry trends and technologically driven.
Learn more about the new suite of design courses

Visual communication design courses

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Folio information meetings

Visit our Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waurn Ponds campuses in September to learn about the folio requirements for courses within the School of Communication and Creative Arts. Hear about the courses that require folio submission and gain handy tips and insights to enhance and develop your folio. Find out from our staff what you should look out for when submitting a folio, and how best to present your work in an online environment.

Research with us

If you’ve got a big idea and you’d like to hone it, complete a higher degree by research with us and give yourself the employment edge.

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Recent Deakin research

Visual communication design as a form of public pedagogy

Meghan Kelly uses the example of museums as an informal place of public learning, and argues design, and in particular visual communication design strategies, are extremely important in the creation of successful learning.

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Career opportunities

With a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design) degree, you’ll gain a range of skills that can be applied to various creative fields, including:

  • advertising
  • commercial design
  • digital/book illustration
  • motion graphics
  • packaging
  • print-based media and magazine work
  • television title sequencing
  • web design.

What do our students and staff say?

Visual communication design at Deakin

Dr Meghan Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication Design, discusses Deakin University's unique visual communication design course.

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