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Undergraduate subject

Graphic Design

03 October 2023
Initial studies in Graphic Design deal with the pragmatic processes and components of graphic design, with a focus on typography.


Graphic Design


Learn foundations and techniques of graphic design, create a portfolio of work that interests you, and participate in workshops, projects, and community art shows.

There is strong competition for places in the Intermediate Year (first year) of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) – see the degree page for information on entry requirements and how to apply.

Graphic Design

What will my study involve?

  • Create graphic design pieces through small, medium, and large-scale studio projects.
  • A close community of fine arts students, with plenty of opportunities for gaining work experience.
  • Seminars by staff, students, and visiting professionals examining current issues in graphic design.

Graphic Design


Graphic Design major

For the major in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, complete the following courses:



At least one 300-level ARTH course must be completed if you want to be eligible for Honours in your fourth year.


If you are completing your fourth year at Honours level, you will take FINA601 Fine Arts Honours Research instead of the 400-level courses above.

Graphic Design

Career opportunities

A degree in Graphic Design prepares you for a creative industry with critical thinking, artistic and technical knowledge, and skills transferable to a number of roles.

Career pathways could include:

  • graphic design
  • illustrating
  • design consulting
  • marketing.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Fine Arts.

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