Visual communication design

Design students at Deakin University consider the broader applications of visual communication design, developing multi-disciplinary design skills to respond to contemporary communication challenges.

Dr Meghan Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication Design, discusses this unique course.


It’s not too late to submit your folio and apply direct to Deakin!

Apply direct to Deakin via Deakin's Applicant Portal (Creative Arts - Deakin course no A355)

When you have submitted your application for direct entry to the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design) for 2016, please contact us at scca-students@deakin.edu.au for details relating to folio submission.

Round 2 open from January 19 – January 29.


Why study Visual Communication Design at Deakin?

Get ready for your new career

This course offers a dynamic combination of contemporary design theory with specialised studio practices and practical outcomes in a variety of design disciplines. Deakin's Visual Communication Design program will give you the opportunity to gain digital technology skills and knowledge for professional practice in a specialised industry vocation or a broader role in the fields of culture and the arts. Explore and identify your own areas of interest and expand on those to make them a career.

Learn from the best

The program draws upon the expertise of its staff, who have an international working background and are active practitioners in their fields. This course engages with extensive industry connections, visiting and special guest and practicing designers who also teach. Include a study tour to Japan or internship experiences in your course to expand on your skills and knowledge.

Career and Industry

Students will develop industry standard skills and knowledge through the application of hands on projects that are drawn from a variety of design problems. These will deal with publishing, identity, way finding, packaging, branding and the web. Final year students are introduced to theoretical knowledge important to positioning their own design practices in a global context.


What can I study?

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Master of Creative ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of CommunicationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Visual Communication DesignCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of Creative ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Certificate of Creative ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Doctor of PhilosophyCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Research degree - Master of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

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