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Study mode

On campus; Online
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Campus locations

Wagga Wagga, Port Macquarie
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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Admission information

6500

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 1; Session 2 201830; 201860
Session 1; Session 2 201830; 201860

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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International students

Study mode

On campus; Online

Campus locations

Port Macquarie
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

The Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Graphic Design) aims to develop graduates who combine discipline-specific knowledge and skills with an understanding of the cultural, conceptual and technological perspectives that are transforming the creative industries. The teaching principle we adopt is simple: actively promote all our students to think first, and worry about the technology second.

Develop a broad knowledge

Students complete a suite of core subjects which provide foundation and contextual knowledge skills. CSU's graphic design degree is also made up of specialist graphic design subjects, and elective subjects. You can choose from disciplines ranging from acting, advertising and art history to animation, illustration and television production.

Learn in the latest facilities

As an on-campus student you will have access to the graphic design facilities at CSU in Wagga Wagga, including a modern purpose-built design studio with its own Mac lab and printing equipment. The School of Communication and Creative Industries also has well-equipped photography, television and design studios that graphic design students may access.

Flexible options to fit your lifestyle

You can choose to study graphic design with CSU on campus or take your degree online and study from your studio or the comfort of your own home. Whether you choose to study full-time, part-time, online or on campus, you can be assured of personal engagement and support from dedicated professional educators.

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On campus students receive hands-on experience through an extensive workplace learning in second and third year. In third year students are also required to work collaboratively with small clients and/or non-profit organisations researching, designing and developing a variety of promotional strategies and awareness campaigns for their client.

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Graphic Design) prepares you to work as an independent artist and designer or industry-employed practitioner. The merging of disciplines as diverse as design, animation, digital publishing, illustration, multimedia, packaging, web design and advertising has ensured that graduates will have many career opportunities and options.

Studio and agency work

Your advanced skills and knowledge will make you an in-demand candidate for roles in design studios and advertising agencies.

Publishing

CSU's graphic design course will also equip you to pursue a creative career in digital publishing, interactive design and magazine and print production.

Freelance

With the confidence and professional acumen developed during your graphic design studies you could also choose to work as an independent contractor across a variety of industry sectors and creative projects.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Graphic Design) prepares you to work as an independent artist and designer or industry-employed practitioner. The merging of disciplines as diverse as design, animation, digital publishing, illustration, multimedia, packaging, web design and advertising has ensured that graduates will have many career opportunities and options.

Studio and agency work

Your advanced skills and knowledge will make you an in-demand candidate for roles in design studios and advertising agencies.

Publishing

CSU's graphic design course will also equip you to pursue a creative career in digital publishing, interactive design and magazine and print production.

Freelance

With the confidence and professional acumen developed during your graphic design studies you could also choose to work as an independent contractor across a variety of industry sectors and creative projects.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit requirements for the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Fine Art) are as follows:

Students who have successfully completed a TAFE Diploma of Visual Arts will be given 64 points of transfer credit in the form of CCI01C.

Students who have successfully completed a TAFE Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts will be given 96 points of transfer credit in the form of CCI02C.

Check your eligibility for credit

Fees and course offerings

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The section below is designed to allow you to select the option specific to your circumstances to discover the course fee and course offering information appropriate for you.

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Graphic Design)

Course Fees

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Graphic Design) specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
Erica Halse - Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Graphic Design)

"Throughout my three years at CSU, I was given the opportunity to attend incredible creative conferences and exhibitions, and contribute to many design opportunities."

Erica Halse - Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Graphic Design)

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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Please note: this course offers a number of specialisations detailed in the course structure below. You will only need to complete the subjects relevant to your chosen specialisation in addition to core foundation subjects.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN CREATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN
Exit point only

To exit with an Associate Degree students must satisfactorily complete 128 points. Of these, 56 points are allocated to core studies, 48 points are allocated to a discipline specialisation (under CSU policy students cannot be awarded an Associate Degree with a specialisation noted), and 24 points are allocated to a minor study strand of the student’s choice from offerings within the School of Communication & Creative Industries (or from other schools, with the approval of the Course Director).

BACHELOR OF CREATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN (SPECIALISATION)
To graduate with a Bachelor degree students must satisfactorily complete 192  points, as follows:
 
Core subjects - 72 points
Specialisation - 64 points
Minor subjects - 32 points
Capstone (final) subject – 24 points
 
To graduate with a double specialisation students must satisfactorily complete 256 points, as follows:
 
Core subjects - 72 points
2 x Specialisations - 128 points
Minor subjects - 32 points
Capstone (final) subject - 24 points
 
Core subjects (72 points):
VPA101 Design fundamentals
VPA104 Introduction to photomedia
CCI100 Introduction to media production
VIS101 Visual Communication
COM111 Professional Writing
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
ART304 Aspects of Design
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Specialisation subjects (64 points):

Animation and Visual Effects specialisation
VFX101 Introduction to Animation
VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering
VFX106 3D Animation
VFX205 Digital Compositing
VFX206 Special Effects
VFX220 Interactive Animation
VFX301 Production Project (16 credit points)
 
Or

Art History specialisation
ART114 Modern Art 1920 – 1970
ART215 Australian Art from 1939
ART113 European Art 1850 – 1920
ART315 Perspectives in Photography  OR ART317 Art and Books OR ART210 Australian Art to 1939
ART310 Issues in Contemporary Art
VIS102 History of Photography OR ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art OR ART316 Italian Renaissance Art
VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)

Or

Environmental Art specialisation
GRP225 Experimental Design
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art
VPA211 Materials and Image Development
PHT220 Photo Imaging
VPA212 Materials and Image Research
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)

Or

Graphic Design specialisation
GRP117 Graphic Design Theory, Context and Practice
VPA105 Typography and Publishing
GRP223 Strategic Thinking in Design
GRP224 Identity and Branding
GRP209 Design for Communication
GRP225 Experimental Design
GRP322 Professional Graphic Design Practice (16 credit points)
 
Or

Photography specialisation
PHT115 Black and White Analogue Photography
PHT116 Introduction to Digital Photography
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
PHT220 Photo Imaging
PHT221 Digital Photography Studio
PHT222 Photomedia Studio
PHT321 Photography Practice and Research (16 credit points)
 
Or
 
Sound Design Specialisation
VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration OR VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering OR COM112 Digital Media
OR GRP225 Experimental Design
VPA216 Interactive Sound and Space
TVP203 Television Post Production
VPA213 Music Technology
VPA215 Broadcast Sound
VPA315 Design Portfolio (16 points)

Or

No specialisation
64 points selected from the specialisation subjects listed above.

Minor / elective sequence (32 points)
Students may study four minor / elective subjects selected from within the School of Communication and Creative Industries as outlined below, or four minor / elective subjects offered by another school within the University, with the Course Director’s approval.

Graphic Design minor
GRP117 Graphic Design Theory, Context and Practice
VPA105 Typography and Publishing

Plus two of:
GRP223 Strategic Thinking in Design
GRP224 Identity and Branding
GRP209 Design for Communication
GRP225 Experimental Design
 
Animation and Visual Effects minor
VFX101 Introduction to Animation
VFX205 Digital Compositing
VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering
VFX106 3D Animation
 
Photography minor
PHT114 Digital Imaging OR PHT115 Black & White Analogue Photography
PHT221 Digital Photography Studio
PHT222 Photomedia Studio
PHT220 Photo Imaging
 
Illustration/Image-Making minor
VPA211 Materials & Image Development
VPA212 Materials & Image Research
GRP330 Illustration and Concepts
ART317 Art and Books
 
Sound minor
VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
VPA113 Sound and Space
VPA213 Music Technology
VPA215 Broadcast Sound
 
Art History minor
An art history minor consists of 4 subjects from the list below, at least one of which must be a level one subject. A level three subject is recommended.
ART113 European Art 1850-1920
ART114 Modern Art 1920-1970
ART210 Australian Art to 1939
ART215 Australian Art from 1939
ART310 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART315 Perspectives in Photography
ART316 Renaissance Art
ART317 Art and Books

Capstone subjects (to be completed in final session)
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
VPA320 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points) - double specialisation dual subject

(For students undertaking the integrated program with Riverina Institute of TAFE and students who enter the program with a completed Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts, CCI300 is included in CCI02C Credit Package 2 - TAFE Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts).

Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise specified.

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104  Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Specialisation
[ ] Specialisation
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 1
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Specialisation
[ ] Specialisation
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 2
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Specialisation
[ ] Specialisation
[ ] Minor

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Specialisation (16 points)
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 2
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)

Animation specialisation – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
VFX101 Introduction to Animation
VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 1
VFX205 Digital Compositing
VFX106 3D Animation
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 2
VFX220 Interactive animation
VFX206 Special Effects
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Minor

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.
.
Year 3 - Session 1
VFX301 Production Project (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Art History specialisation – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1

VPA101 Fundamentals of Design
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
ART114 Modern Art 1920 - 1970
ART215 Australian Art from 1939
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ]  Elective

Year 2 - Session 1
ART113 European Art 1850 - 1920
ART315 Perspectives in Photography OR ART317 Art and Books OR ART210 Australian Art to 1939
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ]  Elective

Year 2 - Session 2
ART310 Issues in Contemporary Art
VIS102 History of Photography OR ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art OR ART316 Italian Renaissance Art
ETH205 Ethics and Law for the Creative Industries
[ ]  Elective

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ]  Elective

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture


Environmental Art specialisation – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS 101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
GRP225 Experimental Design
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 1
VPA211 Materials and Image Development
PHT220 Photo Imaging
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 2
VPA212 Materials and Image Research
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Elective

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Elective

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Environmental Art specialisation - part-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging

Year 1 - Session 2
GRP225 Experimental Design
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art

Year 2 - Session 1
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 2 - Session 2
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Minor / Elective

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA211 Materials and Image Development
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 3 - Session 2
VPA212 Materials and Image Research
[ ] Minor / Elective

Year 4 - Session 1
PHT220 Photo Imaging
Minor / Elective

Year 4 - Session 2
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 5 - Session 1
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Minor / Elective

Year 5 - Session 2
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Year 6 - Session 1
VPA315 Portfolio (16 points)

Year 6 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)

Fine Arts specialisation (Integrated Program) – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
TAFE Diploma of Visual Art commences
No CSU subjects


Year 1 - Session 2
TAFE Diploma of Visual Art concludes
ART215 Australian Art from 1939
COM111 Professional Writing

Year 2 - Session 1
TAFE Advanced Diploma of Visual Art commences
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VPA104  Introduction to Digital Imaging

Year 2 - Session 2
TAFE Advanced Diploma of Visual Art concludes
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 1
ART113 European Art 1850-1920
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 2
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture
[ ] Minor
[ ] Minor

Graphic Design specialisation – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
GRP117 Graphic Design Theory, Context and Practice
VPA105 Typography and Publishing
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 1
GRP223 Strategic Thinking in Design
GRP224 Identity and Branding
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 2
GRP225 Experimental Design
GRP209 Design for Communication
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Minor

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
GRP322 Professional Graphic Design Practice (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Photography specialisation – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
PHT115 Black and White Analogue Photography
PHT116 Introduction to Digital Photography
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 1
PHT220 Photo Imaging
PHT221 Digital Photography Studio
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Minor

Year 2 - Session 2
PHT222 Photomedia Studio
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
[ ] Minor

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
PHT321 Photography Practice and Research (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Photography specialisation - part-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging

Year 1 - Session 2
PHT115 Black and White Analogue Photography
PHT116 Introduction to Digital Photography

Year 2 - Session 1
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 2 - Session 2
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Minor

Year 3 - Session 1
PHT221 Digital Photography Studio
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 3 - Session 2
PHT222 Photomedia Studio
[ ] Minor

Year 4 - Session 1
PHT220 Photo Imaging
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries

Year 4 - Session 2
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
[ ] Minor

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 5 - Session 1
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Minor

Year 5 - Session 2
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Year 6 - Session 1
PHT321 Photography Practice and Research (16 points)

Year 6 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)

Sound Design specialisation – full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
VPA106 Introduction to Sound Production
VPA111 Live Studio Collaboration OR VFX105 3D Modelling and Rendering OR COM112 Digital Media OR GRP225 Experimental Design
COM111 Professional Writing
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 1
VPA216 Interactive Sound and Space
TVP203 Television Post Production
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
[ ] Elective

Year 2 - Session 2
VPA213 Music Technology
VPA215 Broadcast Sound
ETH205 Ethics and Law in the Creative Industry
[ ] Elective

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
VPA315 Design Portfolio (16 points)
COM220 Script Analysis and Interpretation
[ ] Elective

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Photography / Graphic Design specialisations– full-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design 1
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 1 - Session 2
PHT115 Black and White Analogue Photography
PHT116 Introduction to Digital Imaging
GRP117 Graphic Design, Theory, Context and Practice
VPA105 Typography and Publishing

Year 2 - Session 1
PHT220 Photo Imaging
PHT221 Digital Photography Studio
GRP223 Strategic Thinking in Design
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2 - Session 2
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
PHT222 Photomedia Studio
GRP209 Design for Communication
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 3 - Session 1
PHT321 Photography Practice and Research (16 points)
GRP224 Identity and Branding
COM111 Professional Writing

Year 3 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
GRP225 Experimental Design

Year 4 - Session 1
GRP322 Professional Graphic Design Practice (16 points)
ART304 Aspects of Design
[ ] Minor

Year 4 - Session 2
VPA320 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Photography / Graphic Design specialisations - part-time:
Year 1 - Session 1
VPA101 Fundamentals of Design
VPA104 Introduction to Digital Imaging

Year 1 - Session 2
PHT115 Black and White Analogue Photography
PHT116 Introduction to Digital Photography

Year 2 - Session 1
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
VIS101 Visual Communication

Year 2 - Session 2
GRP117 Graphic Design Theory, Context and Practice
VPA105 Typography and Publishing

Year 3 - Session 1
PHT221 Digital Photography Studio
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 3 - Session 2
PHT222 Photomedia Studio
ETH205 Ethics and Law for Creative Industries

Year 4 - Session 1
PHT220 Photo Imaging
COM111 Professional Writing

Year 4 - Session 2
PHT203 Imaging Theories and Techniques
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture

Year 5 - Session 1
GRP224 Identity and Branding
ART304 Aspects of Design

Year 5 - Session 2
GRP225 Experimental Design
Minor / Elective

Year 6 - Session 1
GRP223 Strategic Thinking in Design

Year 6 - Session 2
GRP209 Design for Communication

Students may elect to exit at this point with an Associate Degree in Creative Arts and Design.

Year 7 - Session 1
PHT321 Photography Practice and Research (16 points)

Year 7 - Session 2
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)

Year 8 - Session 1
GRP322 (16 points)

Year 8 - Session 2
VPA320 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 points)

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of 192 points for:

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Animation and Visual Effects)
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Art History)
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Environmental Art)
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Fine Arts)
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Graphic Design)
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography)
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Sound Design)

Successful completion of 256 points for:

Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography/Graphic Design)

Additional Graduation Requirements

Nil

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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