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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

  • Bachelor

Prepare to work as a visual communication designer across traditional and new interactive media forms. Build your expertise in professional studio settings.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
DE43, 096565B
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$9,500 per year / $28,500 total
International Fees
$36,100 per year / $108,300 total

About this course

Your degree will begin with introductory and shared impact lab units where, working with students from other disciplines, you’ll focus on problems and social issues and identify potential solutions connected to industry and community.

You will then 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.

You will progress to develop deeper 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. Later in your degree you will be able to transfer skills and knowledge to a workplace or professional context and gain practical work experience with work integrated learning.

Double degrees

Study visual communication with business as a double degree to develop business acumen that 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.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

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

  • English

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 10 Selection rank 79 OP 10 Selection rank 79 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 15 Selection rank 68 OP 13 Selection rank 72

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 Creative Arts courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology).
75.5%
Overall satisfaction
77.1%
Skill scale
65.8%
Teaching scale
58.7%
Employed full-time
$48k
Average salary