See detailed program information about the Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (Honours) at the University of Newcastle.

Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (Honours)

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Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Program Code

11254

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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The Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (Honours) degree is a one year full-time (or equivalent part-time) program designed to allow students to further specialise to an advanced level of professionalism and academic achievement. It also provides a pathway to Research Higher Degree studies.


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design or equivalent program with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (credit grade average) calculated from:

  • Across the entire degree program; or
  • Across a major in the proposed discipline of study, if that degree program includes such a major; or
  • Across 80 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists); or
  • Where the applicant has completed less than 80 units at 3000 level, a GPA of 5.5 calculated from at least 60 units of 3000 level courses (which must include at least 40 units of 3000 level courses in the major where a major exists).

In exceptional circumstances, the above requirements may be varied with permission of the Head of School and Pro-Vice Chancellor.

No more than two years must have elapsed since completion of the undergraduate degree.


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Additional Selection Criteria:
  • To apply for entry to this Honours program you will need to apply directly to the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.

    You need to download and complete two forms:

    • Direct Admissions Application form; and
    • Faculty of Science and Information Technology Honours Application Form (End-On Honours).

    Application forms and instructions on how to apply are available at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/student-forms/


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No credit permitted for Honours.


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There are three classes of Honours: Class I, Class II and Class III. Class II will have two divisions, namely Division 1 and Division 2. The grading and marking of End-On Honours programs is defined in the Structure for Model 1 Honours Programs Policy (Policy 000643) at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policylibrary/000643.html


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All students can also access additional learning support mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/index.html

The program is delivered through small group learning situations, including studio, group and individual tutorial/mentoring sessions, laboratory and field work. Opportunities for providing individual support will be considered.


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The support structures provided by the Student Support Unit will be available to assist any students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty and School accepts responsibility, in liaison with the Student Support Unit for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete their program.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


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The Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (Honours) is a one year full-time or equivalent part-time program designed to provide an opportunity for specialist study and practice in visual communication.

Students may specialise in one of three areas: Digital Media Design, Graphic Design, or Illustration. To complete the program, students must pass Core Courses totalling 80 units at 4000 level.


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Students who commenced the program prior to 2012, who have not yet completed the requirements of the program, can enrol in new course courses that replace previous core courses. Continuing students are advised to seek individual enrolment advice from the relevant Program Officer.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
DESN4200Design Research MethodsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
DESN4210Design Research PlanningSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
DESN4220Design Honours 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)20 units
DESN4230Design Honours IISemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)20 units
DESN4240Design Honours IIISemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)20 units