Sub-major - Graphic Design

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1118.1

Related Courses

1838.1 Bachelor of Creative Industries
1838.2 Bachelor of Creative Industries
3729.4 Bachelor of Design and Technology
3730.4 Bachelor of Industrial Design
3731.4 Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)
6009.2 Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Creative Industries

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

The Graphic Design sub-major provides students from outside the Design program with an introduction to fundamental skills and knowledge in graphic design. The sub-major includes a selection of practice-based and theoretical units and you can opt for study areas such as image design, contextual design studies, web design and branding. In addition, you will have the opportunity to choose a practice-based specialisation from the areas of interactive design; digital design; illustration and photomedia.

Sub-major Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows

Note: Creative Industries Students

Creative Industries students complete whichever Level 1 unit they did not complete as their introductory major unit. Unit 102263 Image Design or 101922 Web and Time-based Design.

Choose one of

102263 Image Design
101922 Web and Time-based Design

And, complete 30 credit points from the following


Complete 10 credit points from the following and one of the 20 credit point Design parings.

101923 Australian Design
102275 Contextual Design Studies
102276 Graphic Design: Developing a Personal Portfolio
102266 Researching the Visual
102274 Social Design: Research and Practice

Design Pairings


101017 Illustrating Narrative
102271 Illustrating Popular Culture


102267 Interactive Design: Apps
102272 Interactive Design: Games


100941 Photomedia: Fashion and Identity
102268 Photomedia: Photographic Practice

Digital Design

102269 Data Visualisation
102273 Motion Design

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