Communication Design

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:3 years
Local:$ 4.86k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 4.86k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Oct 15, 2021
StudyQA ranking:894

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Communication designers work with colour, sound and spatial forms across a broad range of communication processes, from posters, books and digital publications, to interactive information design and 3D animation.

This specialisation will provide you with what it takes to become an independent, enquiring and responsible designer, able to work across a multitude of production platforms. It lays the foundation for a career in graphic design, visual communication or digital media.

With the Bachelor of Communication design you will acquire an industry-relevant qualification and an extensive folio showcasing your complex skills and conceptual engagement across a variety of media and communication platforms.

With a specialist course at Monash you begin study in your area of interest from day one. If you have a specific career goal or more specific field of study firmly in your sights, this may be the option for you. These courses are designed to ensure you have the right combination of skills needed for your professional field.

The course develops through theme studies in History and theory, Drawing foundation, and Design studios specific to each of the specialisations. These will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the third year of the course.

Year 1

  • Design studio 1
  • Inttroduction to visual culture
  • Drawing 1
  • Introduction to art and design health and safety
  • Design studio 2
  • Design and the avant garde
  • Elective

Year 2 

  • Design studio 3
  • Sociologies of design
  • Elective

Year 3 

  • Design studio 4
  • Design strategy and professional practice
  • Design studio 5
  • Design strategy and professional practice
  • Elective

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements. 

Your application must include one original test:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System - Academic)
  • TOEFL (American Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English)
  • Cambridge English

Secondary school qualifications

  • Satisfactory completion of final year secondary school, or equivalent, including English
  • Satisfactory completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB), including English
  • Satisfactory completion of the New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), including English
  • Completion of the Gaokao (for minimum scores, see Gaokao entry requirements)

Applicants with complete or incomplete overseas tertiary qualifications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Australian government scholarships for international students

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government. They offer the next generation of global leaders the opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.

The scholarships and fellowships are administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), and the Department of Education.

Australia Awards scholarships

  • Contribute to the long-term objectives of developing countries to promote growth and stability.
  • Open to students from participating countries.
  • For full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Australia Awards Leadership Program

  • Offers leadership learning and development opportunities.
  • Open to current and future leaders in academic, business, government and non-government services.
  • For masters and doctoral degrees only.

Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

  • Internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships for study, research and professional development.
  • Options of undergraduate and postgraduate, postdoctoral research,  and professional development opportunities.

Career options

A Bachelor of Communication Design from Monash opens an exciting array of career options in design studios, advertising, media companies, games, television, publishing and corporate communication.

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