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Visual Communication (Honours)

University of Technology Sydney

12 months
833 AUD/credit 39984 AUD/year
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In the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication (Honours) degree at the University of Technology Sydney, students learn how to create visual messages and experiences which communicate information and ideas across many mediums.  

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The course allows students to 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.

Course aims 

The Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication (Honours) degree at the University of Technology Sydney has a hands-on, studio-based culture that is supported by a strong theoretical component. Academics encourage both traditional and experimental research methods to help students make work that is conceptually rigorous and socially responsive.

Offering a variety of interdisciplinary subjects, graduates are able to move into their professional lives with the diverse knowledge and skills required to work collaboratively and across disciplines. All students work with industry clients on real-world projects and undertake work experience during their degree.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Practice: Theorisation 
  • Critical Practice: Experimentation
  • Critical Practice: Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 077340K  

Applicants with a degree which is equivalent to the UTS Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication and who have attained an overall minimum WAM of 65 or above must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Visual Communication:

  • a digital portfolio of 10 x A4 landscape PDFs that display digital files, scans and/or photographs of original design work done by the applicant (max. size 5MB)
  • a 200–300 word statement addressing the applicant's reasons for undertaking honours level study in design at UTS and the specific learning that they are seeking given their intended career direction on completion of the degree
  • a one-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates the applicant's design or related experience
  • a verified copy of the candidate's previous academic transcript.
English proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39984 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 833 AUD per credit during 12 months.
  • All offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). 

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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