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First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $6,870.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $19,150.00

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Bachelor of Creative Industries

Major In Graphic Design

Graphic design represents information visually to enhance communication for a particular audience or market. Clear visual communication is of crucial importance in today's global economy, portraying complex data in ways that are easily accessible.

This major prepares students for a rapidly changing and divergent industry that encompasses fields as diverse as illustration, animation, service design and information architecture. It does this through a careful balance of theory and industry relevant practical studies. Understanding of issues such as sustainability and universal access are now essential for designers.

Related careers

Graphic Designer, Art Director, Illustrator

Major structure

This Major structure will be available to students commencing the Major from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

Graphic design represents information visually to enhance communication for a particular audience or market. Clear visual communication is of crucial importance in today’s, global economy, portraying complex data in ways that are easily accessible. The Graphic Design major prepares students for a rapidly changing and divergent industry that encompasses fields as diverse as illustration, animation, packaging design and information architecture. It does this through a careful balance of theory and industry relevant practical studies. Understanding of issues such as Sustainability and Universal Access are now essential for designers. This major complements others such as Interactive Media; Advertising; Environmental & Spatial Design, Film & Video; Photomedia; and Game Design & Culture.

ATAR applicants wishing to undertake this major must apply through TISC and submit an application using the Online Admission System.



Students may commence Level One and Level Two units of their Major in the first and second semesters of enrolment.

UnitDescription Points
For the major select the first five units plus three others for 120 credit points
Five recommended units:
DES2101Design Practices: Identity 15
DES2102Design Practices: Pre-press 15
DES2106Design Practices: Typography 15
DES3206Design Practices: Information and Advertising Design 15
DES3208Design Practices: Project 15
Please choose 3 units from the list below:
DEF1106Collaborative Design 15
DES2104Vector Illustration 15
DES2203Design Practices: Publication 15
DES2206Design Practices: Animation 15
DES3207Design Practices: Design Production 15
FAV3231Digital Video 2 15
IMM2125Interface and Information Design 15
Note: It is recommended that students intending to study the Graphic Design Major complete the following Foundation Program electives:
VIS1303Introduction to Drawing 15
DEF1102Design Foundations: Design History 15
DES3102Illustration 15
 

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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