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Our students develop problem solving, project management and interpersonal communication skills and graduate with skills in design theory, typography & layout, logo design & branding systems, packaging, motion graphics, photography and more. Graduates are future ready, agile designers, with the varied and flexible skill sets required by design and marketing/advertising agencies, and government departments right now – and into the future.  


Situated in Building7, the University of Canberra’s heart of Design, our Design Agency is a conceptual endeavour to connect graphic design students with real world projects across the university campus and Canberra.

Grounded in a Work Integrated Learning framework, student designers are mentored to complete projects for real clients across a range of disciplines.

Academics and industry mentors guide students through pitching concepts, pricing, design agreements, the design process and delivering the project, to ensure clients get great value for their investment with successful outcomes.

venture studio

Venture Studio University of Canberra

Venture Studio is a business accelerator program for students in the creative industries, delivered through UC’s Professional Practice unit for third year students in the Faculty of Arts and Design.

Our pilot program in Semester 1 of 2021 produced 8 fresh business ventures from design and comms students, who were led through 12 intense weeks of business exploration and development, culminating in a market pop-up stall where they presented their ventures and products to students and staff on the UC campus.

FADx is the University of Canberra Faculty of Arts and Design Student Graduate Festival. Every November, graduating students from the University of Canberra’s Faculty of Arts and Design develop and display their works for the public. In 2021, FADX will be online. From November 1, you’ll find profiles of our students, and the work they’ve produced, on our FADX website. Join us as our students rejoice, reflect and make new connections in a virtual setting.

industry engagement

Design Q&A University of Canberra

Throughout the Visual Communication Design degree at UC, our students participate in many engagement activities with industry professionals, visiting alumni and clients. We facilitate guest lectures, industry Q&A panels, internships, real-world design projects, agency visits and portfolio reviews. Students benefit from the close ties we have with AGDA and our many friends in the local design community. 

student showcase

Student example - Joao Romano

Our students produce some fantastic work throughout their study, setting their foundations in first year developing their skills in critical thinking, ideation and visual thinking, verbal and visual communication, and the theory and principles of design. As they build upon these foundations each semester, more sophisitcated designs begin to emerge. We have curated a selection of considered design solutions in our student showcase.

With a degree in Visual Communication Design, you can follow a career path in:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration & Animation
  • Web Design & Development
  • UX/UI Design
  • Service Design
  • Freelancing
  • Design Strategy
  • Art & Creative Direction

Read more about the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design) on the UC Website.