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Year 12, or relevant academic or work experience, AND a portfolio that demonstrates your ability to solve visual communication problems.
Bachelor of Design With a Major in Communication Design
You will need to complete 4 electives as part of this course. You can select your units from a range of other Swinburne Online courses.
Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.
Submission of a professional portfolio that sufficiently demonstrates an understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of visual communication design is required. Please note the technology requirements for this course.
Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.
Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.
The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.
Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
Your portfolio needs to:
Work may include:
Additional evidence of design experience may be used to strengthen your submission:
Students are required to have:
Adobe Creative Cloud System Requirements
Swinburne Online courses are only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.
Become trained in:
Designed for maximum flexibility, this design course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.
There are 3 teaching periods a year, and you can enrol in 1 to 4 units every period.
On average, for a single unit, you should allow for approximately 8 hours of active learning each week. Active learning includes engaging with learning materials and activities, interaction with other students, readings and assessment tasks.
There are study breaks between teaching periods and over Christmas / New Year so you can take time out during your course.
Commonwealth supported places are available for the Bachelor of Design (Communication Design). If you're eligible:
HECS-HELP is a government loan available to eligible students enrolled in Commonwealth supported places, and covers all or part of your student contribution.
If you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, you don't need to pay for your course upfront. Instead, the Australian government will pay the loan amount to Swinburne Online on your behalf.
You may also be eligible for Youth Allowance, Austudy or Abstudy.
With many distance education courses, content originally designed for traditional face-to-face learning is adapted for online use, which may not always be practical.
With Swinburne Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery, so you get the most out of your online studies. The entire learning experience is designed to be supportive, engaging and collaborative. Your course content is supplemented by online communication technologies such as discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs.
In addition, Student Advisors are available by email and phone 7 days a week to respond to any queries you may have around your study.
These Student Advisors will provide information on admissions, enrolment and re-enrolment, course advice, policies and regulations and academic assessments, and assist you with any technical issues you may experience.
The Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) includes a foundation unit called "Learning and Communicating Innovative Practice". This unit is especially useful if you're returning to study after a long time, or are unfamiliar with online learning.
It will help you gain skills in:
Upon completion of this unit, you'll be more confident about online study.
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