University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Design - Visual Communication

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

In the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication students learn how to create visual messages and experiences that communicate information and ideas across many media. Students experiment with both traditional and emerging design practices, and develop a visual language that allows them to work across digital, physical and analogue media. This visual language is broad, encompassing typography, interaction and image-making. This degree prepares students for the evolving nature of design by engaging with the social, technological and ecological context of design practice. Graduates are industry-ready, thanks to their ability to articulate design practices and process, the degree's internship program, and the curriculum's emphasis on real-world problem solving.

Structure

A total of 144 credit points comprising of 120 credit points of core subjects and 24 credit points Sub-major/Electives

Subjects

  • Visual communication

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. International students: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances. Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English. Design and Technology, Visual Arts are recommended.

Recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA).

Study pathways

The Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Visual Communication is available to meritorious students with an additional one year of full-time study.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $159,936 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

There are many career options in a range of fields for graduates, such as digital media, publication designer, graphic designer, interactive media designer, web designer, branding specialist, art director, motion graphics designer, advertising, illustrator, and exhibition designer. Graduates are also equipped with the skills to become writers, researchers, editors and critics, and to apply design thinking in a non-design industry business.

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