When you study a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design at the University of Newcastle, you will combine core courses with a range of electives

Bachelor of Visual Communication Design

What you will study

Design by Monique Carson, Bachelor of Visual Communication Design 

The practice of visual communication design involves using a broad range of techniques that include lens media, typography, animation, illustration and graphic design.

The visual communication design degree structure allows you to focus on the compulsory core courses but also choose a range of elective courses related to visual communication so you can tailor your degree to suit your interests.

You will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Advertising design
  • Animation and moving graphics
  • Design as a business
  • Design for information and print
  • Design history, thinking, theory and research methods
  • Graphic design for games
  • Illustration and visualisation
  • Information and digital multi-platform design
  • Photography and imaging
  • Sustainable design
  • Web multimedia.

Course content for the Bachelor of Visual Communication Design is constantly evolving to remain up to date and reflect the changing nature of industry, business and society. You will be taught by academics with a commitment to excellence in learning and teaching who are informed by the latest research and their engagement with the wider world.

If you perform well you may be encouraged to undertake another year of study to obtain an Honours degree, which will give you a competitive edge and enhance your career prospects.

For more detailed program information about the Bachelor of Visual Communication Design, please refer to the handbook.

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