Bachelor of Communication Design
This program will surprise, inspire and challenge you. It will expand your view on how you can contribute to the exciting future of design practice in Australia. The integration of studio practice and theory prepares you to hold your own in your chosen field.
Working in a creative studio environment, you will acquire the skills to be an innovative, adaptable designer. Working collaboratively on multi-disciplinary concepts gives you experience in visual communication, print media, multimedia, interactivity and motion graphics. You will gain the knowledge to put your ideas into practice, and be able to solve problems, think, create and make.
Our lecturers have close ties to the design industry, and are in tune with current trends. Visiting designers share their experiences through presentations, conversations and workshops, keeping you linked into the practical business of commercial design studios.
Studio work in your first year introduces you to the basic theory and practice of image-based communication. You will explore, experiment and discover how to create and manipulate imagery in response to certain themes, ideas and contexts. Using analogue and digital methods incorporated into the design process, your technical skills will be challenged and extended. Complimentary courses in Year 1 include drawing, photography and history and theory of art and design.
Your verbal and visual design vocabulary will continue to build in Year 2 through sequential, interrelated design projects that require research, experience and critical analysis. Your capabilities to create or manipulate work, and specific skills in time-based media and digital print production, will be enhanced and increased. Motion studies are introduced a complimentary course in this year.
Studio work will refine and enhance your skills and knowledge to an advanced level. You will develop a mature, investigative body of design work appropriate to a graduate folio. The emphasis is on preparation for employment, with topics such as presentation skills, using appropriate written and verbal language in job applications, and interview preparation. Contact with clients will increase through design projects in readiness for graduation. Professional Practice and Major Project are also embedded in Year 3 to activate your understanding of professionalism and conceptual design.