Communication design, formerly, graphic design, is just one element in an evolving range of visual communication disciplines including advertising, publishing and typography. Designers are often required to work across a range of disciplines and media in this industry, including the digital environment. This stream aims to produce imaginative designers who work creatively in areas where information is primarily conveyed by visual means.
THE LIFE OF A COMMUNICATION DESIGN STUDENT
Within the first semester you will study subjects that are common across all streams of the Bachelor course, in which you work on a series of practically-based projects. This invaluable experience equips you with a range of practical tools and theoretical frameworks to engage with the design process.
By the final two semesters, you’ll be very familiar with design research methodologies and practical applications. With the help of your technical skills, theoretical constructs and constant exposure to our staff of practicing designers, you’ll have the confidence to solve complex design problems and create unique visual solutions.
The program’s strong practical focus is enhanced by continued industry involvement through Billy Blue’s optional Internship Programs and Mentoring Schemes, and you will have the chance to undertake live industry briefs through Project Studio. CREATE AN EXCITING FUTURE
This well-respected qualification equips you with the skills to become employed in fields such as graphic design, art direction, photography, illustration, advertising, print media, magazine design and publishing, print media, copywriting, typography, finished art, packaging design, book design, information architecture and interactive graphic design. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Why is graphic design called communication design?
- Design Culture and Theory
- Ideas Generation in Visual Communication
- Systems of Communication
- Design Practice
- Frameworks of Design
- Typography and Context
- Symbols and Distribution
- Design Research
- Interface, Representation and Sequence
- Design Usability and the Community
- Media Integration
- Interactive Spaces
- Design Strategy and Application
- Design Studio Management
- Design and Business
- Design in Practice
The reason for the name change is that graphic design is now seen as just one element in a broad and evolving field of visual communication disciplines. The nature of the visual communication industry is such that designers are often required to work across a range of disciplines and media including the digital environment. The communication design stream aims to produce imaginative designers who work creatively in areas where information and ideas are primarily conveyed by visual means.
Why study communication design at Billy Blue?
The Bachelor of Applied Design (Communication) is a comprehensive design qualification that builds on our highly successful associate degree and the needs of the creative industries. It is taught by, and was developed by, leaders in the visual communication design world from Brand and Design Consultants, to Graphic Designers and Creative Directors. That means you gain the skills and knowledge that employers are really after. What’s more, Billy Blue graduates are renowned for their work-readiness and overriding success in the design world.
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