Communication and Graphic Design

Visual messaging begins with an innovative use of the latest technology.

Designers today use conceptual thinking in traditional and emerging digital technologies to create the stunning visual and typographic solutions across information design, advertising, publishing and packaging that surround us in the modern world. That’s why we offer communication and graphic design courses at Swinburne.

Communication and graphic design courses are an opportunity to gain an invaluable foundation in technical, creative and conceptual skills, and integrate the latest knowledge and technology in visual communication. Our forward-thinking approach focuses on the diverse practices of this field. You’ll explore and develop sophisticated expertise in print and digital media, including web design, plus advertising, corporate branding and product packaging: It’s just a matter of choosing the course that suits the future you can picture.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace. Future careers can be found in design consultancies, advertising, publishing, merchandising and more.

Communication design students Rachel Leong, Samantha Kennedy-Helstrup and Andrew Rahman stand in front of their project completed for the City of Boroondara as part of a capstone exhibition.

Student exhibition


Communication design students Rachel Leong, Samantha Kennedy-Helstrup and Andrew Rahman (pictured) had their design proposal reviewed by the City of Boroondara as part of a semester-long industry-linked project. The brief, to create customer-centric services, gave students a chance to work with a real client.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduates.

Student work

Chloë Young holds an award in front of a poster after winning a road safety competition.

Student success


Communication Design (Honours) student Chloë Young (pictured) has won a road safety campaign award for tackling the issue of mobile phone use while driving. She used a highly emotive video in the inaugural competition. Chloë was awarded funding to activate the campaign, as well as a one-month paid internship at a brand communications agency.

Communication and graphic design courses

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