Credit points


Minor available at

  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield

Additional information

Graphic Design is an innovative and essential component of contemporary visual culture and the built environment.  Understanding the principles of effective visual communication adds competitive value to projects from all disciplines and develops a broad range of skills transferable to any workplace. Graphic Design units prepare students with authentic assessment projects designed to build experience and understanding of the design processes methodology and equip students to confidently create and assess effective visual communication and develop their own design solution strategies.  Graphic Design units focus on the following area: design for publication, information design, interactive and web design, typography, illustration, social media, visual storytelling and the digital image.  Students from all technical backgrounds acquire broad technical skills in current design software programs in a workshop based computer lab class.

Admission requirements

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

Completion requirements

A student must complete 40 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. 10 cp from 100-level units (Part A);

b. 30 cp from 200- level units (Part B).

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

  • DESN120Graphic Design Thinking10 CP

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

  • DESN227Web Design10 CP
  • DESN240Design for Multimedia10 CP
  • DESN242Design for Publication10 CP
  • DESN243Design for Visual Storytelling10 CP
  • DESN244Design for Social Media10 CP
  • HUMA320Major Creative Project10 CP

    300-level cross-credited electives Restriction requirement for HUMA320. Permission from the National Head of School or Course Coordinator is required prior to enrolling in this unit if you wish to count towards a particular major.

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