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 2022 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).

Part A : 100-level Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
DESN120Graphic Design Thinking10

Part B : 200-level Units

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
DESN227Web Design10
DESN240Design for Multimedia10
DESN242Design for Publication10
DESN243Design for Visual Storytelling10
DESN244Design for Social Media10

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