UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Visual Communication Design

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  481150  3F/EqP 72.80 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Assumed knowledge: One or more of: Visual Arts, Textiles and Design, Design and Technology, Industrial Technology.

Major studies: Design processes, photography, typography, visual communication design principles and practices. Minor studies: Media production – 2D Art, design for advertising and new media, digital technology, graphic design, illustration, multimedia and animation, scientific illustration, television and music video, video, visual communication and experimental drawing, web multimedia.

Practical experience: Throughout the program students have the opportunity to participate in external projects with industry and regional bodies. In the final year students choose from an industry placement or an on-campus project and produce a high-standard portfolio for professional recognition in the employment market. In addition to this an exhibition showcasing student's work is open to industry representatives and the general public at the end of the final year.

Honours: A further year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study to obtain an honours degree is available to high-achieving students. Honours is highly regarded by potential employers and provides entry into a research career.

Professional recognition: Australian Graphic Design Association, Design Institute of Australia and/or the Illustrators Institute of Australia.

Career opportunities: Examples include positions in advertising agencies, public relations firms, design consultancies, government (including defence) and business promotion departments, corporate sales and training departments, desktop publishing, web design, printing companies, packaging companies, manufacturers, promotion departments, publishers – books or magazines, and self-employed/freelance work. You may also find employment in television, film animation and special effects, computer games development, as well as exhibition and display in museums and galleries.

Additional information: You will have access to facilities including sound and television studios, editing suites, the latest computer technology and the opportunity to produce quality advertisements, recordings and even videos in our facilities. Most of our academic staff are active practitioners in the design, illustration and advertising industries. They are encouraged to use their industry knowledge and experience in their teaching, allowing students to gain first-hand knowledge of the career market and employer expectations.

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