Course Description

The Bachelor of Design with a major in Communication Design has been developed in consultation with industry and includes the latest knowledge and technology focused on the future direction of visual communication and its diverse practices, including graphic design, advertising, corporate branding, product packaging, publishing, web design and more.

The Bachelor of Design with a major in Communication Design is delivered through Swinburne Online. Swinburne Online delivers Swinburne University of Technology programs designed to meet the needs of those who are unable to undertake on-campus study. These programs have been specifically designed for online delivery and support. This course offers students innovative, real-world practical learning experiences and deeper involvement with interactive media and specialist visual communication skills. A formal unit for capstone projects is embedded within the course and emphasis is placed on advanced conceptual thinking.

Students gain a solid understanding of communication design across a broad range of media to prepare them for the challenges of an exciting and evolving industry. Students explore the communication imperative in a commercial environment and learn how to respond confidently to design problems.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $19,698 total course cost
International Students: $31,280 per year full-time

Duration

3 years full time, 6 years part time

Starting dates

March, July, November

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.0% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 72.4% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 73.9% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 57.2% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 14.4% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $50,000 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Swinburne University of Technology Code: BA-DESS

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