Highlights

  • Build business skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.
  • Develop both practical and theoretical skills in multiple visual communication design specialisations including graphic design, typography, image making, information design, experience design, motion design, branding and interaction design.
  • Visual communication skills combined with business acumen provides a range of unique career opportunities including business analyst for graphic industries, visual communicators in advertising and marketing agencies, digital content designer for a range of business applications.

Highlights

  • Build business skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.
  • Develop both practical and theoretical skills in multiple visual communication design specialisations including graphic design, typography, image making, information design, experience design, motion design, branding and interaction design.
  • Visual communication skills combined with business acumen provides a range of unique career opportunities including business analyst for graphic industries, visual communicators in advertising and marketing agencies, digital content designer for a range of business applications.

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What to expect

Bachelor of Business

Our business degree equips you to confidently enter the modern business world. It combines key business research and contemporary business best practice, and sets demanding standards to create your future career options.

Develop business skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.

Graduate with deep knowledge and experience in your chosen major, equipping you as a professional in your chosen discipline. You can study accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing or public relations.

Business acumen combined with visual communication skills provides a range of unique career opportunities including business analyst for graphic industries, visual communicators in advertising and marketing agencies, or digital content designer for a range of business applications.

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

This course prepares you to work as a visual communication designer across traditional and new interactive media forms.

You will develop both practical and theoretical skills in multiple visual communication design specialisations including graphic design, typography, image making, information design, experience design, motion design, branding and interaction design.

Build your expertise in professional studio settings with a focus on both contemporary and emerging design practices, through real-world design projects, a culture of designing for public exhibition, ongoing industry engagement, and a strong foundation of creative experimentation and critical thinking.

Graduate industry-ready for multiple future-focused and innovative career paths in communication design fields and related industries.

You will develop skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, technical proficiencies and professional practice that will ensure you can contribute to the field of visual communication in innovative and socially responsible ways.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Visual communication skills combined with business acumen provides a range of unique career opportunities including business analyst for graphic industries, visual communicators in advertising and marketing agencies, or digital content designer for a range of business applications.

Possible careers

  • Accountant
  • Advertising Professional
  • Economist
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Human Resource Manager
  • International Business Specialist
  • Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Web Designer

Details and units

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication). You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component

You must complete:

  • business core units (96 credit points)
  • a business major (96 credit points), choosing from:
    • accounting
    • advertising
    • economics
    • finance
    • financial planning
    • human resource management
    • international business
    • management
    • marketing
    • public relations.

Accountancy students will undertake 6 specified business core units and 10 accountancy major core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

Design component

You will complete:

  • four school-wide Impact Lab units (48 credit points)
  • the visual communication major (144 credit points), including:
    • four shared foundation units (48 credit points)
    • eight units (96 credit points) from the discipline.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication). You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component

You must complete:

  • business core units (96 credit points)
  • a business major (96 credit points), choosing from:
    • accounting
    • advertising
    • economics
    • finance
    • financial planning
    • human resource management
    • international business
    • management
    • marketing
    • public relations.

Accountancy students will undertake 6 specified business core units and 10 accountancy major core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

Design component

You will complete:

  • four school-wide Impact Lab units (48 credit points)
  • the visual communication major (144 credit points), including:
    • four shared foundation units (48 credit points)
    • eight units (96 credit points) from the discipline.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Requirements

OP
10
Selection rank
79.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
ID12
QTAC code
409032
CRICOS code
096567M
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 2
Selection rank 97
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 5
Selection rank 92
OP 4
Selection rank 94
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 9
Selection rank 9
OP 9
Selection rank 82

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
10
Rank
79
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $11,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $31,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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