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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

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Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

  • Bachelor

Combine business and visual communication for careers including business analyst for graphic industries, visual communicator in an advertising agency, or digital content designer.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
ID12, 096567M
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$10,400 per year / $41,600 total
International Fees
$33,700 per year / $134,800 total

About this course

Bachelor of Business

Our business degree equips you to confidently enter the modern business world. It combines key business research and contemporary business best practice, and sets demanding standards to create your future career options.

Develop business skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.

Graduate with deep knowledge and experience in your chosen major, equipping you as a professional in your chosen discipline. You can study accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations.

Business acumen combined with visual communication skills provides a range of unique career opportunities including business analyst for graphic industries, visual communicators in advertising and marketing agencies, or digital content designer for a range of business applications.

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

This course prepares you to work as a visual communication designer across traditional and new interactive media forms.

You will develop both practical and theoretical skills in multiple visual communication design specialisations including graphic design, typography, image making, information design, experience design, motion design, branding and interaction design.

Build your expertise in professional studio settings with a focus on both contemporary and emerging design practices, through real-world design projects, a culture of designing for public exhibition, ongoing industry engagement, and a strong foundation of creative experimentation and critical thinking.

Graduate industry-ready for multiple future-focused and innovative career paths in communication design fields and related industries.

You will develop skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, technical proficiencies and professional practice that will ensure you can contribute to the field of visual communication in innovative and socially responsible ways.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

Accountancy, finance, financial planning, economics and marketing majors: 4, SA in Maths A, B or C. We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 2 Selection rank 97 OP 1 Selection rank 99 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 5 Selection rank 92 OP 4 Selection rank 94 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 9 Selection rank 82 OP 9 Selection rank 82

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Gardens Point

Kelvin Grove

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Communications courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology).
82.3%
Overall satisfaction
83.5%
Skill scale
65.4%
Teaching scale
61.8%
Employed full-time
$50k
Average salary