This course prepares you to work as a visual communication designer across traditional and new interactive media forms. The combination of strong visual communication skills with studies in interaction and experience design ensures that you have the profile of experience required to succeed in a highly competitive design sector. You will be able to work in a wide range of design practices, from creative advertising to interaction design, leading projects from the conceptual stages through to production and publication.
This course is delivered through QUT’s internationally renowned School of Design. It has an interdisciplinary focus that embraces twenty-first century design practice and offers a unique combination of traditional design skills and new technologies within a creative studio setting. Covering design for technologies such as smart phones, data tablets and urban screens, this course provides you with the skills and knowledge required to become a creative and innovative designer. A focus on experimentation, creativity, imagination and design thinking prepares you for a role as a leader in a rapidly changing industry. This exciting combination will give you the competitive edge required to gain employment in the contemporary design industry where the ability to work across new and traditional media is highly valued.
Our studio approach provides you with a fertile environment to develop your creative and technical skills. A focus on experience design and design innovation allows you to explore a range of media and technologies and develop your own personal design style leading to a unique portfolio of design work. You can select a second major from a wide range of study areas offered in business, creative media,design or information technology.
Throughout the course, you will work on individual design projects as well as collaborate on industry-based, interdisciplinary team projects. The course provides you with opportunities to undertake industry placements with leading national and international design firms. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to create and exhibit a major design work at the graduate exhibition.
Throughout your course you will learn from a teaching team, which is recognised nationally and internationally for their research, as well as their design and creative works. You will have the opportunity to participate in work-led research groups and projects in the areas of urban informatics, transmedia, game design, interactive environments, electronic arts and creative media.
Graduates are in high demand and work in advertising agencies, design firms, computer game studios, new media production companies and cultural institutions. Graduates are employed in the roles of:
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You need the following IELTS score:
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Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:
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