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|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$6,513* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquirie
Meghan Kelly, +61 3 924 46332, email@example.com
Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.
|VTAC Codes||1400514481 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|CRICOS course code||075372G|
|Deakin course code||A355|
New course version commenced 2012.
Deakin University, Visual Communication Design program believes that design is what links creativity and innovation. Deakin aims to instil in students a belief that design can be an agent for change by encouraging them to shape their ideas into practical and attractive propositions for users, customers and society as a whole. Students are taught how to make ideas tangible and their abstract thoughts and inspirations realised in a professional and/or sociological context. Deakin's broad based definition of design respects the disciplinary overlaps of a changing profession, which now requires and more a holistic approach to problem solving via design thinking methodologies.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design) enables you to develop practical and theoretical skills in visual communication design. This course offers a dynamic combination of contemporary design theory with specialised studio practices and practical outcomes in a variety of design disciplines. It draws upon the expertise of its staff who are active practitioners in their fields, as well as visiting, special guest and casual academic staff. The Visual Communication Design program offers the opportunity to attend an international study tour and complete an internship as part of your course.
With a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design) degree, students will gain a range of skills that can be applied to a career in the exciting and creative fields of advertising, commercial design, web design and packaging. The program will give students opportunities to work with real clients and industry briefs so that they have a ‘working portfolio' at the finish of the degree. The program will offer students the opportunity to collaborate with students across arts disciplines to inform interesting dialogues and new art forms. This gives Deakin students a competitive edge in the industry, which will allow students to forge successful post-University career opportunities.
For students commencing from 2015:
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
For students commencing from 2015;
|ACG103||Design Skills [ACG103 also offered in Trimester 3]|
|ACC100||Creative Communications Practice|
|ACG102||Design and Typography|
|ACC101||Creativity, Imagination and Dangerous Ideas|
|ACG203||Design Form and Function|
|ACG207||Professional Practice in Design|
|ACC200||Freelancing in the Arts|
|ACG204||Design and Society|
|ACG206||Web Design and Interactivity|
ACG206 will be offered for the first time in 2016.
|ACG307||Global Design Strategies|
|ACG304||Design and Collaboration (2 credit points)|
ACG304 will be offered for the first time in 2016.
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Professional Writing for Work which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.
Because a number of disciplinary studies are cumulative in knowledge, technical competencies and/or study and research skills there are prerequisites which direct students to take some units before others. Students must seek advice from a course adviser before enrolling in units for which they do not have prerequisite or recommended units.
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent. Prerequisites are Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants. Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/applications-enrolments/index.php
This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines. Students with graded advanced diplomas in design from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives. Students with graded diplomas in design from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives. There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.
On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career. Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision. Further honours information.
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts varies from written assignments and/or examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, seminar exercises and tests.
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts Student Services.