Graphic Design

Make your mark on the visual communication industry.

The work of graphic designers is visible everywhere. As a graphic design student at The University of Adelaide, you will have access to industry-standard technologies and learn the design principles required to launch your career. Study the history and function of design, gain general knowledge in multiple art forms and bring your unique ideas to life with creative projects.

As a graphic design student you will:

  • Experiment with graphic styles, materials and ideas with industry-standard software
  • Research and analyse art and design principles and history
  • Investigate design problems and discuss creative solutions
  • Discover commercial practices within the graphic design industry
  • Explore the life of a design project from initial concept to final publication
  • Showcase your individual expression with a high quality portfolio project

Our collaboration with Creative Industries at the Adelaide College of the Arts will give you a unique, studio-based study experience. As a graphic design student you will benefit from the combined expertise and industry experience provided by this partnership. As a student at The University of Adelaide, you will also have the opportunity to undertake an industry placement through our Media Industry Transitions course.

Degrees that offer this study area


Career Opportunities

  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Digital media designer
  • Animator
  • Web designer
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Creative industry
  • Production art department
  • Film and television

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

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