Visual communication design (Bachelor of Arts)



Enter the dynamic world of professional design with a major in Visual Communication Design. Learn the tools, strategies and techniques required to be an adaptive, creative practitioner. From day one you will be mentored by established designers and industry leaders, learning the fundamental building blocks of design to translate ideas into smart design solutions addressing pressing global issues. Using the latest technologies, you will work across industry sectors including digital and publishing, social media, mobile apps, the web, and immersive, and interactive experiences. With Deakin University’s Bachelor of Arts - Visual Communication Design major, you will look at the world differently by developing critical skills appropriate for tomorrow’s world of complex systems involving people, machines, and services. Through individual design projects, and peer and industry collaboration you will develop insight into design research and history and learn to select and apply design strategy and design thinking methods make positive contributions to the creative fields. You’ll be supported to work on real-world projects with real-world briefs developing a strong portfolio of work throughout your studies. This practical experience prepares you for the challenges of your future role, and ensures you graduate with the critical skills and knowledge ready to make a real impact in the rapidly changing field of design and creative production.

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Unit set code

MJ-A310031 (major)

MN-A310031 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Career outcomes

  • visual communication designer
  • user Interface designer
  • information designer
  • brand designer
  • social media designer
  • digital content producer
  • motion graphics designer
  • art director/creative director
  • web designer
  • graphic designer
  • illustrator and digital artist
  • digital designer

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  • To complete a Major sequence in Visual Communication Design select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Visual Communication Design select any four (4) credit points from below, including no more than one (1) credit point at level one, and at least one (1) credit point at level 3.

Complete 8 units from:

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Type Foundations
  • Branding Design
  • Information Design
  • Web and Interface Design
  • Games and Interactive Design
  • Design for Change
  • Creative Design Studio