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  • Objectives
    Graphic design is the manipulation of graphic elements to communicate effectively in a visual paradigm. This major, within the Bachelor of Arts (Design), will teach you about the field of visual problem solving. You will explore corporate and brand identities, stationery, editorial publications, corporate literature, retail and boutique packaging, labels, environmental graphics, exhibitions and directional signage.
  • Entry requirements
    You will need to submit a portfolio and attend an interview. Please see Humanities' portfolio requirements for details.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Design) (Graphic Design)
  • Course description
    Graphic Design Major (Bachelor of Arts (Design))

    Introduction

    Graphic Design is the process of creating a memorable visual image to promote or reinforce the client's message. The Graphic Design major prepares students for work in the field of visual problem solving, specialising in corporate and brand identities, stationery, editorial publications, corporate literature, retail and boutique packaging, labels, environmental graphics, exhibitions and directional signage. This major is aimed towards achieving this outcome at both a professional and academic level.

    Course Structure                                                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 2 Semester 1

    10006       v.3           Design in Context 291                      3.0     25.0
    306956     v.1           Visual Communication 291                4.0     25.0
    308439     v.1           Design Typography 291                    2.0     12.5
    308440     v.1           Design Image Techniques 291          2.0     12.5
                                     SELECT 1 OPTION                                       25.0
                                                                                                        100.0

    Year 2 Semester 2

    10007       v.3           Design in Context 292                       3.0     25.0
    306959     v.1           Visual Communication 292                 4.0     25.0
    308443     v.1           Design Typography 292                     2.0     12.5
    308444     v.1           Design Image Techniques 292           2.0     12.5
                                     SELECT 1 OPTION                                         25.0
                                                                                                          100.0

    Year 3 Semester 1

    10008       v.3           Design Management 391                     2.0     25.0
    305779     v.1           Visual Communication Practice 391      3.0     25.0
    306961     v.1           Graphic Design 391                              3.0     25.0
                                     SELECT 1 OPTION                                          25.0
                                                                                                          100.0

    Year 3 Semester 2

    305780     v.1           Visual Communication Practice 392      3.0     25.0
    306963     v.1           Graphic Design 392                              3.0     25.0
    308447     v.1           Design Methods 392                            3.0     25.0
          OR
    10010     v.4            Design Reflective Practice 392               3.0     25.0
                                    SELECT 1 OPTION                                            25.0
                                                                                                           100.0

    Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)                         Hrs/Wk     Credit

    303427     v.3           Design Photography (Introduction) 291     3.0     25.0
    303436     v.3           Design Photography (Advanced) 292         3.0     25.0
    306915     v.1           Design Photography 391                            3.0     25.0
    306916     v.1           Design Photography 392                            3.0     25.0
    306957     v.1           Graphic Design Practice 291-2                    3.0     25.0
    306962     v.1           Graphic Design Practice 391-2                    3.0     25.0
    306964     v.1           Illustration Techniques 291                        3.0     25.0
    306967     v.1           Illustration Fundamentals 292                    3.0     25.0
    306968     v.1           Creative Illustration 391                             3.0     25.0
    306969     v.1           Creative Illustration 392                             3.0     25.0
    306971     v.1           Creative Advertising Design Theory 291     3.0     25.0
    306972     v.1           Creative Advertising Design Process 292    3.0     25.0
    306975     v.1           Creative Advertising Design Practice 391    3.0     25.0
    306976     v.1           Creative Advertising Design Practice 392    3.0     25.0
    306979     v.1           Creative Advertising Studio 392                  3.0     25.0
    308045     v.1           Digital Image Design 391                            3.0     25.0

    N1              As an alternate to these optional units, students may undertake elective units selected in consultation with their Course Coordinator

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