36 months
32200 AUD/year
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Study a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) from University of Canberra and set yourself on the path to a successful design career. You’ll explore how, as humans, we communicate and organise information in visually accessible ways, and develop a well-rounded understanding of the theory and practice of communication design. 

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The course investigates both a traditional print-based design perspective and one which covers web-based applications and new technologies.

The degree has a strong focus on visual communication in the global marketplace and how to design for both business and consumer audiences across different cultural contexts. You’ll graduate with a thorough knowledge of typography, logotype design, layout, publication design, environmental graphics, packaging and digital design.

Study a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) from University of Canberra and you will: 

  • employ innovative use of different visual and emerging media types across print, screen and packaging
  • develop effective design solutions for specific audiences
  • gain fluency in the visual vocabulary and technical skills relevant to visual communication design
  • acquire image-making expertise and the ability to develop visual design artefacts using a range of analogue and digital media.

Career opportunities

  • Graphic designer
  • Multimedia designer
  • Art director
  • Creative director
  • Digital designer
  • Illustrator
  • Package designer
  • Design strategist
  • Interactive designer
  • Design researcher
  • Visual designer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Orientation (Design)
  • Professional Practice: Work Integrated Learning
  • Visual Representation Techniques 
  • Design Culture and Society 
  •  Visual Communication Theory and Principles 
  •  Principles of Typography and Layout

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification
CRICOS Code: 095570B 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32200 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic - Commonwealth Supported Place

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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