Plasmatic Research Laboratory
Check out some of the great video animations UON students have made in our Plasmatic Research Laboratory.
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3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
3 years full-time.
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As advances in communication technology redefine our needs, the demand for visionaries and skilled designers is likewise projected to grow and expand.
Designers develop creative, innovative and persuasive strategies to communicate ideas, information and visual stimuli to a wide range of audiences. Mass media: web, film and television, advertising, publishing, industry or commerce – they all need visual material across a variety of formats and channels. Study Visual Communication Design at UON and develop a breadth of multi-platform skills enabling you to use visual design to shape the world.
The Bachelor of Visual Communication Design at UON has been developed by a team of design experts to accommodate the ever-changing needs of society and industry.
The curriculum is structured around core and elective courses so that you develop a strong foundation and in-depth specialisation. Challenging projects ensure that you embrace the fundamentals of the design process from idea to execution. This includes visual hierarchy, symbolic codes of design, persuasive strategies, research, audience engagement and collaboration with industry.
Examples of what you will study include:
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Visual communication design is a dynamic, growing industry where vision and creativity are paramount. Our students benefit from intensive practical experience, impressive work portfolios and professional recognition from highly respected industry associations. In fact, graduates of the Bachelor of Visual Communication Design at UON enjoy a strong reputation of being work-ready, with 86% employed within the first four months.
See below for a list of typical jobs after graduating from this degree.
Gain hands-on experience across a wide range of graphic design techniques allowing you to graduate with an impressive work portfolio. Benefit from full access to cutting-edge facilities, advanced design equipment and industry standard software. Teaching is delivered through a range of interactive methods including workshops, tutorials and special lectures delivered by industry speakers.
In your final year, you will choose from an industry placement or an on-campus project to produce a portfolio for professional recognition. Throughout your studies, you will enjoy multiple opportunities to showcase your skills, including work placement, outcome-orientated projects and study experience options overseas.
All students are encouraged to become student members of the Australian Graphic Design Association. After graduating, students become full members.
All students are encouraged to become student members of the Design Institute of Australia. After graduating, students become full members.
All students are encouraged to become student members of the Illustrators Institute of Australia (IA). After graduating, students become full members.