Combine strategy, conceptual thinking and design to bring ideas to life.

The role of the communications and graphic designer is rapidly evolving with today’s technological demands. Beautiful communications alone no longer cut the mustard. Designers need to be multifaceted, combining strategy, conceptual thinking, visual design skills and production knowledge across digital and print to bring ideas to life.

Our communication and graphic design courses will develop your design thinking and practice in order to prepare you to thrive in today’s fast-paced digital environment. Learn core specialisms such as typography, image-making, brand and identity, 3D form packaging, information design, web design and publication design. Then combine them with strategy, concept development and design to create razor-sharp ideas that cut through the competition.

Good design is essential in almost every industry. You’ll find career opportunities (and plenty of our alumni) in design firms, advertising, publishing, merchandising and more. Need more options? No problem. Broaden your prospects by getting a double degree. 

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The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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    Work Integrated Learning

    Swinburne guarantees real industry experience in all our bachelor degrees in the form of placements, internships or industry-linked projects.

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