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. 

Browse our courses to find detailed course information, application dates, entry requirements, fees, subjects, ATAR requirements and more. 

Browse our Communication and Graphic Design courses

  • How to become a communication designer

    A communication design career can take you all over the world – from thriving major cities to an off-grid digital nomad life. Here's everything you need to know about how to become a communication designer.
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    How making connections can supercharge your design career

    When Rachel Terkelsen was fresh from her design degree, desperate to land her first gig, she tried a kooky approach to a job application – that worked! Fast-forward a few years and she’s now Creative Director at Principals, an award-winning branding agency. Hear her story on this episode of the Swinburne podcast, Get Hungry.

Join us at the Midyear Study Expo | Tuesday 4 June 2024

If you're looking to start in Semester 2, our Study Expo is your one-stop-shop for course info, career advice, and application assistance, covering all study areas and study levels.

Communication and Graphic Design student work

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    Communication and Graphic Design student work
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    Communication and Graphic Design student work

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