Communication design

Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Communication Design

Become a bold, imaginative communication designer who shapes the visual language of contemporary society through creative visual storytelling.

From day one you’ll be in the studio – a hands-on, creative environment where you’ll be working side-by-side with your peers under the direction of Monash’s award winning designers and industry professionals.

The studio is equal parts ‘design-thinking’ and ‘design-making’. You’ll be encouraged to experiment with image making, typography, analogue and digital media, UX and more, as tools and techniques to solve specific design challenges.

Year 1: You’ll get right into design in your first year. For half the year, you’ll be in the studio where you’ll experiment with drawing and digital imaging, and explore all sorts of design – from historical typography to contemporary multimedia and everything in between.

Year 2: This is your year to explore. In the studio, you’ll create works that use sound and motion to communicate a narrative. The entire second semester of second year is electives – you could pick any of the hundreds of units on offer from across the University, or you could choose to use the time to undertake an internship with a local design agency. Alternatively, you can undertake an approved semester exchange or spend it at the Monash Prato Centre studying design in Europe.

Year 3: It all comes together in your third year. You’ll start by picking an area of specialisation to focus on. There’s lots to choose from - interactivity, branding, publication design, animation and more.

Your third year culminates in our annual graduate exhibition MADA Now, where you’ll exhibit your work to friends, family and industry.

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