Bachelor of Design - Visual Communication (Dean's Scholars)

Visual Communication at Western

If you’re inspired by design, or have a creative itch and enjoy learning new things, the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) degree will provide you with the right opportunities to shape a career in the design sector of the creative industries and beyond.

With an emphasis on studio-based practice, you will study areas such as image design, typography, layout design, branding, design history, research methods, and web-based design.

There are opportunities to engage with live community or industry projects. In third year, you will consolidate your design portfolio, and in your final year, take a position as a junior designer in our teaching studio and produce a major design project for exhibition.

Delivered in our well-equipped facilities including photography and design studios, you will be learning in a creative environment with like-minded people.

As a Dean’s Scholar, you will gain direct entry into The Academy, where you will complete a tailored sub-major and be involved in events, workshops, and community-based projects geared towards building your leadership skills, enabling you to graduate with an edge.

Professional membership

Graduate with eligibility for membership of the Design Institute of Australia and the Australian Graphic Design Association.

Our design students learn with real-world projects.
Hear from our Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) students talk about their Social Design projects and why they chose to study at Western.

Course structure

The course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Students must maintain a grade point average of 5 or above to remain in the course. Those who do not maintain this average will be transferred to the Bachelor of Design - Visual Communication.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook.

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: On campus

This course is only available to domestic students.

Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.


HSC True Reward

At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do. 



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"Parramatta South feels like an urban campus, but it has enough open spaces and quiet moments that mean you’re free to enjoy the campus."

— Michael Wright. Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars).

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.