The Bachelor of Graphic Design/Pathway to Teaching Secondary is a three year degree specifically designed to lead into the Master of Teaching (Secondary), an accredited postgraduate teaching qualification.
Together, the two degrees provide direct access to a teaching career and improved prospects for career advancement.
Graphic Design Teaching at Western
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. As you progress you will develop a focus on digital design, photography and graphic technology, enabling you to develop two teaching disciplines – Design & Technology and Graphics & Multimedia Technology.
You will also have the opportunity to study an Education Studies sub-major, where you will gain an understanding of contemporary education issues, teaching and learning. As well as being equipped with the necessary pre-requisite study for an initial teacher qualification, the Master of Teaching (Secondary) course, will prepare you for professional graphic design practice and associated alternate employment opportunities in design.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fee: AUD $26,760*
Delivery: On campus
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As a graphic design teaching graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Secondary Teacher
(further study is required)
- Graphic Designer
- Web Designer
Graphic Design Secondary Teacher
After completing the Master of Teaching (Secondary) you can become a secondary graphic design teacher. Completing both the design and visualisation units enables you to teach two subjects at high school - Design and Technology and Graphics and Multimedia.
Graphic and Web Designers design information for visual and audio communication, publication and display using print, film, electronic, digital and other forms of visual and audio media.
Photographers consult with clients to determine the objectives of each photographic assignment and select the type of camera, film, filter and lighting. They can manipulate images using digital imaging and creative darkroom techniques.
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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.