Communication design - XS0129

Communication design

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Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Communication Design

Be a bold, imaginative Communication Designer with our Monash degree.

Communication designers use visuals to strategically communicate information and ideas. They help shape the visual language of society through creative visual narratives and in so doing can help change attitudes and behaviours.

Communication designers do not simply create beautiful graphics, but develop the skills and capabilities to powerfully communicate complex ideas and messages that can have an impact and effect. Communication designers work in unexpected places like improving health outcomes, improving transportation and wayfinding, designing new services, creating new sustainable responses and even helping organisations adjust to change.

In our Communication Design studios, you’ll use both hand-generated drawing and computer-aided design applications like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign developing technical ability in these essential design applications. 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. In the workshops you'll learn how to work with different materials and learn how to use digital tools like laser-cutters, 3D printers, robotics, coding and animation software.

Group design projects will teach you how to think like a designer, developing the strategic skills to identify design problems and working your way through the design process. Working with a range of industry clients on real projects, you will gain first-hand experience of professional practice and build a folio of work that will support your entry into a design career.

Communication Design is not just about creating work that looks good. We think that design can make a valuable contribution to visual culture, as well as enhancing social engagement and supporting economic and environmental futures. You will use your creative and technical skills to create visually arresting graphics, communicate complex ideas combined with the professional skills to handle large, complex projects. You could be hired to work as the designer for one company, be part of a design agency, or work independently and take on clients as a freelancer.

You graduate with a Bachelor of Communication Design which is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

Career options
Communication designer, brand strategist, multimedia designer, web/ UX designer, art director, interaction designer, information designer, publication designer, advertiser, packaging designer, animator, television and motion graphic designer, illustrator, stage/set production designer, experience designer.

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