Find out about the range of exciting career opportunities available to graduates of the Bachelor of Visual Communication Design at the University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Visual Communication Design

Career opportunities


Graduates of the Bachelor of Visual Communication Design will:

1. Display visual literacy applied to conceptualisation and production of design.

2. Use visual communication process to solve design problems.

3. Acquire, synthesise and apply a range of theoretical and practical design knowledge to the production of design.

4. Use oral, written and visual presentation skills effectively to communicate with clients, employers and colleagues in the business of design production.

5. Apply problem solving and critical creative thinking and evaluation skills to the solution of a range of design problems.

6. Demonstrate competent research techniques through written, oral and visual design publications/exhibitions.

7. Demonstrate competence with and understanding of the core design skills: drawing, typography and photography.

8. Demonstrate expertise in one or more of the specialist disciplines of digital, graphic or illustration design.

9. Work collaboratively and independently in the production of design.

10. Display an understanding of the business of design with a sense of responsibility for cultural, legal, environmental and ethical issues including copyright.

11. Demonstrate competence in the use of design industry technology to produce graphic, digital and illustration design from concept to finished.

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Careers by major

Graduates of the Bachelor of Visual Communication Design can find employment in a variety of roles in many different types of organisations. The list below provides typical job titles for Visual Communication Design graduates.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained during the Bachelor of Visual Communication Design.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

Practical experience Achievers