Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) Western Sydney University - WSU

4.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews
Bachelor Degree
4.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

The Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) degree will provide you with fundamental skills and knowledge to communicate ideas and information across a wide range of visual media. With an emphasis on studio-based practice, you will study areas such as image design, typography, layout design, branding, design history, research methods, and web-based design. From year two, there are opportunities to engage with live community or industry projects, and you will choose two practical specialisations from the following pairs: motion design and data visualisation; game and app design; illustration; and photography. You may also choose electives from outside of design such as advertising and media production. Throughout the program you will engage with individual and team-based projects, develop your conceptual thinking skills, use a variety of traditional and emerging technologies, and expand your creative practice. In year four you will take a position in our award-winning teaching design studio where you will gain experience in a professional learning environment, preparing you for work in an exciting and evolving industry.

Art director
Information designer
Interactive designer
Web designer
Design educator

Additional Information
Get the chance to take on an elective internship with an actual design company.


Average ratings for Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) Western Sydney University - WSU based on 3 reviews
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Student Reviews

June 2018
Year completed 2012

Positives: It help give an overall education on design

Negatives: Feeling the cost of the course financially years later

My advice to future students is: To really consider all aspects for example the cost and if the course really encompasses what they want to learn.

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April 2018
Year completed 2019

POSITIVE: that we have all of the creative freedom we want AND no exams!

My advice to future students is: you can do anything if you put your mind to it

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April 2018
Year completed 2017

Positives: Relevant to future career, opportunities for practical experiences, meeting like minded people, supportive and inspiring teachers.

Negatives: can be stressful due to demanding deadlines.

My advice to future students is: Be brave, work hard, follow your instincts and enjoy your studies.

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