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Harness the power of creativity and visual literacy to share powerful messages with audiences.

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What is a Graphic and Communication Design course?

A Graphic or Communication Design course explores the process of creating visual communication. Covering topics such as typography, photography, iconography and illustration, either a Graphic or Communication Design degree will teach you how to shape the visual elements of products, packages and messages to grab the audience's attention.

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Solve briefs for leading companies
Gain practical experience through internships and get involved by working with industry on live briefs as part of your course.

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Stay ahead of the game
Explore the latest design theory, practice and innovation through up-to-the-minute insights.

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Focus on your passion
Choose from a range of electives exploring UX, Film and Video Design, Motion Graphics, Photography or Social Media to tailor your degree to your career goals.

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Available as a dual degree
Combine a highly regarded Business degree and a cutting-edge degree in Communication Design.

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Our Communication Design and Graphic Design courses are industry-driven, delivered by designers for designers. All our courses include real-life industry experience, helping you graduate with a shining portfolio and critical industry contacts.

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Why study with us?

As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. With employability at the centre of everything we do, we offer industry-relevant courses taught by leading experts. Our flexible study options, personalised approach and partnership placements will help you find a career you love.

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Most of my lecturers were working while teaching, which was important for me because it ensured everything I was being taught had real-world relevancy.
Todd Watts
Bachelor of Communication Design
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Industry leading and future-focused: we give you all the tools you need to create your own success.
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An ally to encourage, inspire and guide, your Success Coach will help you achieve your goals and create the right trajectory for your career.
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Design a course that fits around you
Studying online? All your learning materials are just a click away, and so is your lecturer.

Your teachers and academics

At Torrens University all academic staff are leading design professionals who have industry experience, valuable contacts and stories that connect you straight to the design industry.

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Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside
Executive Dean, Design and Creative Technology


Scott has more than 20 years of academic experience, leading various programs, schools and faculties across Europe, Asia and Australia. Trained as an industrial designer, he moved into design management and later acquired a master's degree and PhD in design leaderships. Scott is a strong advocate for internationalisation, industry-engaged teaching, high-quality student outcomes and interdisciplinary research, and brings those passions to his role at Torrens University. Scott's own research interests intersect the disciplines of design education, higher education policy, design strategy and innovation.

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Robyn Latimer
OAM Associate Dean of Design and Creative Technology


In her 25-year design career, Robyn has owned a studio, directed a company and led countless community projects. Having worked in magazines and advertising, she specialised in publishing before progressing to education, which was a natural fit. She advocates for equity of access to lifelong learning and online education. In 2010, Robyn received a NSW Volunteer of the Year Award, and in 2018, an Order of Australia Medal.

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You decide where to study. We have campuses in central locations across Australia.

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