Graphic Design Major

Bachelor of Design

This major will provide you with practical and conceptual skills to be able to undertake professional graphic design work.

The Graphic Design major Handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the Graphic Design major.

Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.

IMPORTANT

Each major has different rules for which breadth subjects may be taken. If you complete non allowed breadth, you may be required to complete extra subjects in order to meet the requirements of your degree. Please look at the “Non-allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors” page on the Handbook. A list of non allowed breadth subjects for this major is available underneath the course plans below.

Semester 1 Intake

Year 1
Semester 1

ARCH10001 Foundations of Design: Representation

FINA10026 Critical and Theoretical Studies 1

Elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 2

GDES10001 Graphic Design 1: Image and Text

FINA10032 Critical and Theoretical Studies 2

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

GDES20001 Graphic Design 2: Image and Media

FINA20029 Critical and Theoretical Studies 3

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

GDES20002 Colour Studio

Elective

Elective

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 1

GDES30001 Infographics Studio

GDES30002 Branding

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 2

Capstone: GDES30003 Graphic Design Studio 3

Elective

Breadth/Elective

  Subject Leading to a Major   Major subject   Elective subject   Breadth subject

Note:

  • This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

Semester 2 Intake

Year 1
Semester 2

GDES10001 Graphic Design 1: Image and Text

ARCH10001 Foundations of Design: Representation

Elective

Breadth

Year 1
Semester 1

GDES20001 Graphic Design 2: Image and Media

FINA10026 Critical and Theoretical Studies 1

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 2

GDES20002 Colour Studio

FINA10032 Critical and Theoretical Studies 2

Elective

Breadth

Year 2
Semester 1

GDES30001 Infographics Studio

GDES30002 Branding

FINA20029 Critical and Theoretical Studies 3

Breadth

Year 3
Semester 2

Capstone: GDES30003 Graphic Design Studio 3

Elective

Breadth/Elective

Year 3
Semester 1

Elective

Elective

Elective

Breadth/Elective

  Subject Leading to a Major   Major subject   Elective subject   Breadth subject

Note:

  • This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.

Non Allowed Breadth for the Graphic Design Major

The following subjects are not permitted to be taken as breadth in the Graphic Design major:

  • any Fine Arts subjects (subject codes beginning with FINA)
  • any Art History subjects (subject codes beginning AHIS)

And the subjects

  • MUSI10223 Sound in Performance
  • FINA20041 The Figure in Performance
  • FINA20043 Light in Performance
  • FINA30022 Space Studio
  • ABPL30067 Design Workshop
  • ARCH10003 Design Studio Alpha
  • ARCH20001 Design Studio Beta
  • ARCH20002 Design Studio Gamma
  • ARCH30001 Design Studio Delta
  • COMP30019 Graphics and Interaction
  • EDUC20077 Printing, Collage and Social Engagement

Double Majors, Minors and Specialisations

The Bachelor of Design offers unique flexibility with the option of completing majors, minors, double majors and specialisations.

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