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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Art and Design

Managing facultyArt and Design
Abbreviated titleBVisComm(Hons)
CRICOS code067951K
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email or visit

Course coordinator

Mr Gene Bawden


  • Full-time study only


This course offers a program of education in the discipline and practice of graphic design or graphic design research and provides students with the opportunity to intensively study an area of specialisation of their own choice.


Students who complete the honours degree of the Bachelor of Visual Communication will, in addition to having met the objectives of the pass degree, have acquired an understanding of research concepts, strategies, and methods, and the skills to apply them in the field of visual communication. Graduates can anticipate that the expertise gained through this course is capable of enhancing their professional opportunities.


(a.) Graphic design studio projects (30 points)

(b.) One of the following strands:

(i.) Preparation for higher degree (12 points):

  • Research methods in art and design
  • Research seminar in art and design

(ii.) Professional practice (12 points):

  • Design research methods and seminar
  • Professional practice and business planning for design

(c.) Elective (6 points)

(d.) Occupational health and safety (0 points), if not previously passed or exempted.


First semester

  • OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety (0 points) - if required
  • VCO4107 Major project (visual communication) part 1 (12 points)
  • TAD4503 Advanced art theory (6 points) or TAD4523 Design research methods and seminar (6 points)
  • elective (6 points)

Second semester

  • VCO4108 Major project (visual communication) part 2 (18 points)
  • TAD4504 Research seminar in art and design (6 points) or PPR4102 Professional practice and business planning for design (6 points)


The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Visual Communication