BA (Hons) in Communications Design

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Our BA (Hons) in Communications Design is a three-year degree 8 course available on a full-time basis. This challenging degree will teach you how to continually respond creatively and create innovative imagery while developing an in-depth understanding of consumer culture and market trends.

Program structure

  • Design principles and study skills
  • Design communication 1
  • Printable design
  • Analytical drawing
  • Computer Studies
  • Culture and visual theory 1
  • History of art and design
  • History of illustration and graphics
  • Design
  • Introduction to typography
  • Web design
  • Design communication 2
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Culture and visual theory 2
  • History of Art and Design 2
  • Visual culture
  • Typography 2
  • Interaction Design
  • Visual merchandising marketing and branding
  • Design communication 3
  • Thesis
  • Advanced web design and e-commerce
  • Marketing for companies

Career oportunities

There is a wide range of career options for our graduates, including:

  • Web Designer
  • Communications and Marketing Officer
  • Game Designer
  • Materials Consultant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Media Officer
  • Telecommunications network designer
  • Retail Designer
  • Film and Set Design Associate

Admission requirements

  • Applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.
  • In the case of international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, a degree officially translated into English will be required.
  • If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate that your level of English is of an appropriate standard, i.e. a minimum of 6.0 IELTS or equivalent.

Program results

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree in communications design in three years.
  • Receive a solid foundation in traditional design practices along with modern graphic design concepts and develop your skills and style in multiple media.
  • Learn to think creatively when faced with design challenges, adapt to industry changes, and recognize key trends and the integral role of target markets and consumer culture in your design.
  • The practical nature of the course encourages students to learn by doing while the small class sizes ensure that you can work closely with your tutors.
  • The calibre of work produced by the Faculty of Design has been recognised on numerous occasions through industry awards and exhibitions.
  • An annual Creative Week features Design faculty graduates with Media, Journalism, Computer Science, Film and Photography graduates.

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