Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

Branding Design
Conceptual Thinking
Creative Arts
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Shortest full-time duration

3 years

Lowest ATAR


Lowest Selection Rank



available campuses:

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

This course develops the practical and theoretical skills required for contemporary studio practice. The focus on problem solving, conceptual thinking, strategic management, computer skills and working with clients are now combined with additional content of user experience, IT knowledge and interdisciplinary practices. The course structure recognises the diversity of skills and knowledge required of communication designers.

Students are prepared for careers in design and related disciplines and to work at the fusion of the technical and creative processes. Interest in the field of design is growing rapidly. This course is part of a suite which includes a core of fundamental design knowledge that is taught across all the specialisms. Specialist areas then reflect the varied contemporary practices being applied in highly technological fields. These can be further enhanced with complementary elective options resulting in highly valued cross-disciplinary knowledge.
Graduate career opportunities

Our graduates are open to many career opportunities, including in the areas of advertising, graphic design studios, print houses, publishers, corporate companies who host in-house design services, government and private practices.

Work-based learning available as part of the course

Deakin's Work Integrated Learning team is available to assist you with obtaining a variety of work placement internships throughout your degree.

Post graduate study pathways

Further studies are available at Honours and Postgraduate level. Many students choose to enter into the Bachelor of Communication (Honours), the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours), the Master of Creative Arts or the Master of Communication.

Scholarships available