Design

Bachelor of Communication Design

Cricos Code: 090295A

What is a Bachelor of Communication Design?

Communication design is everywhere – on walls and paper, on your phone, at the train station and even film credits. It’s an essential part of our daily lives, and a career path in communication design is paved with exciting opportunities. Our highly regarded course has been developed and is taught by leaders in the visual communication design world: from brand and design consultants, to graphic designers and creative directors. When you graduate with the skills and expertise gained from this course, combined with your own limitless imagination, you’ll be in demand around the world.

Billy Blue College of Design courses are delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

Start Dates

Next intake is on 16 Sep 19

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Workload

10 hours per subject, per week. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

3 years Accelerated

4 year full-time

8 years part-time maximum

Why Study At Torrens

It’s study that suits you, with flexible online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

FLEXIBILITY TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE

You control your workload, choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you:
  • Graphic designer
  • 2D / 3D Animator
  • Brand specialist
  • Business Owner / Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Interactive designer
SET FOR SUCCESS
We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure your long-term success in your career or entrepreneurial venture. Our academics are highly qualified and include practising industry leaders, while our Success Coaches are available for industry coaching and strength capability. We will support you in every step of your study with us.

"My classes were taught by lectures who also worked in the industry. "

- Josie Harvey, Graduate of Bachelor of Communication Design
"Not only did they know me by name, they also knew my work and genuinely cared about my success as a designer. It struck a good balance between real world and still giving really decent support."
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Course Overview

Our Bachelor of Communication Design is well respected nationally and around the world. It will give you the confidence and knowledge to make you job-ready for a career in graphic design, advertising, publishing, packaging, and art direction. You’ll be skilled across the full spectrum of visual design – from traditional print work to state-of-the-art digital design. Led by industry professionals, you’ll discover the building blocks of typography and learn about idea generation, digital media, design research, information design, and more. You’ll also become skilled in using Photoshop and Illustrator. An emphasis on creativity, design thinking and problem solving will add depth to your practice. You will explore the theory and practice of information design, and learn how to communicate with images, from initial concepts through to sophisticated visuals using a variety of media. In the Design Studio you’ll collaborate with other students, as you would in a real-world studio, and follow briefs to come up with practical and effective outcomes that are ideal for their audience. And in your final year, you’ll discover the reality, constraints and satisfaction of working with a client on a major live project. The design work you do throughout your study will contribute to your professional portfolio – your passport to a serious design career.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Undertake real-life industry experience
  • Identify strategic business opportunities
  • Graduate with a shining portfolio

How you'll study

Personalise Your Course

Institute this qualification was awarded
Any
Subjects Credited
8 of 24
Credit Points
80 of 240
Credit Agreement
Institute this qualification was awarded
TUA
Subjects Credited
8 of 24
Credit Points
80 of 240
Credit Agreement
Institute this qualification was awarded
UTS: Insearch Ltd
Subjects Credited
6 of 24
Credit Points
60 of 240
Credit Agreement
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Qualification
Institution this qualification was awarded …
Subjects Credited
Credit Points
Credit Agreement
CUA50715 (and superseded CUV50311) - Diploma of Graphic Design
Any
8 of 24
80 of 240
HE Diploma of Graphic Design
TUA
8 of 24
80 of 240
Diploma of Design & Architecture
UTS: Insearch Ltd
6 of 24
60 of 240

How much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

If you are an eligible student you may choose to defer some, or all, of your tuition fees through FEE-HELP. And as we are a university you can also take advantage of no loan fees on FEE-HELP when you study a Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition) with us.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

  • Australian Year 12 equivalent with ATAR 60
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If you do not meet the ATAR requirements You can apply through Special Entry;
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level
  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design) – applicable to Design only.
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 6.0, with no sub score less than 5.5
  • Australian Year 12 equivalent with ATAR 60
  View full course admission information
If you do not meet the ATAR requirements You can apply through Special Entry;
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level
  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design) – applicable to Design only.
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 6.0, with no sub score less than 5.5

Ready To Apply

Applying to Torrens is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

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