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Graphic Design Major  

Graphic design represents information visually to enhance communication for a particular audience or market. Clear visual communication is of crucial importance in today’s, global economy, portraying complex data in ways that are easily accessible. The Graphic Design major prepares students for a rapidly changing and divergent industry that encompasses fields as diverse as illustration, animation, packaging design and information architecture. It does this through a careful balance of theory and industry relevant practical studies. Understanding of issues such as Sustainability and Universal Access are now essential for designers. This major complements others such as Interactive Media; Advertising; Environmental & Spatial Design, Film & Video; Photomedia; and Game Design & Culture.


ATAR applicants wishing to undertake this major must apply through TISC and submit an application using the Online Admission System.

This unit set is available on Mt Lawley Campus.
This unit set is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
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Students may commence Level One and Level Two units of their Major in the first and second semesters of enrolment.
For the major select the first five units plus three others for 120 credit points
Five recommended units:
DES2101 Design Practices: Identity 15
DES2102 Design Practices: Pre-press 15
DES2106 Design Practices: Typography 15
DES3206 Design Practices: Information and Advertising Design 15
DES3208 Design Practices: Project 15
Please choose 3 units from the list below:
DEF1106 Collaborative Design 15
DES2104 Vector Illustration 15
DES2203 Design Practices: Publication 15
DES2206 Design Practices: Animation 15
DES3207 Design Practices: Design Production 15
FAV3231 Digital Video 2 15
IMM2125 Interface and Information Design 15
Note: It is recommended that students intending to study the Graphic Design Major complete the following Foundation Program electives:
VIS1303 Introduction to Drawing 15
DEF1102 Design Foundations: Design History 15

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014