Design (Visual Communication)JMC Academy
Design (Visual Communication)
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Design (Visual Communication)
Technology is moving fast and society is changing with it. If you’re passionate about all things visual and the impact design has on people and culture, this course is for you.
Design at JMC provides you with the tools and skills you need to create innovative solutions in an ever-evolving world of interactive media. You’ll discover the true power of visual communication and storytelling, learn the processes behind creative problem solving, and explore ways to create better experiences for people in physical, digital and virtual spaces.
The Design course equips you with a deep understanding of core design principles, the design thinking process, and the technical skills required for you to apply what you’ve learned across a variety of platforms and media. You’ll be taught how to tackle projects in visual, spatial, interactive, experience and human-centred design.
The Bachelor degree allows you to immerse yourself in the design world, develop strong visual communication skills and understand the tools you need to make it in the industry. It gives you the opportunity build a professional portfolio of your own work, while investigating a process-based design approach and engaging with mentors from the industry on real world projects.
Learning takes place in a studio environment where small classes encourage students to come together to collaborate on projects. From initial concept through to design and delivery, you will explore different design tools and methods to graduate fully equipped to enter the industry.
In only 2 years you can graduate with a Bachelor degree thanks to our accelerated full-time course. Part-time study is also available to domestic students. International students may choose to complete the course in 3 years rather than the accelerated 2 year option.
International undergraduate applicants must show the following:
- Proof of English proficiency: minimum IELTS 6.0 overall (with no single band score below 5.5) or equivalent.
- Evidence of successful completion of a senior Secondary School certificate (transcripts and certificate must be translated and certified). For further information please see our 'Entry Requirements by Country'
- Attend an interviewin person or over skype.
- You must be at least 18 years of age on commencement of studies.
- Contemporary Music applicants must undertake an audition. Audition videos/online links are accepted for applicants living overseas or interstate.
- Songwriting applicants may undertake an audition OR submit a folio. The folio can consist of song lyrics, charts, recorded original songs or other relevant items as discussed with the admissions officer.
- Animation, Games and Digital Design applicants are required to prepare a portfolioof sample work/drawings.
Applications will be accepted until 2 weeks before the course commences, but please note that visa applications can take considerably longer than two weeks to process. Please contact the Australian Embassy in your home country for recommended timeframes for processing your visa application.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.
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- Design Fundamentals
- Digital Toolkit I
- Story Telling
- Typography in Design
- Design Communication II
- Digital Toolkit III
- Design History & Theory
- Interactive Design
- 3D Forms and Spaces I
- The Reinvention of 'Cool'
- Design for Society
- Design Communication I
- Digital Toolkit II
- Creative Process
- User Experience Design
- 3D Forms and Spaces II
- Design for Community
- Specialised Project
- Industry Project
- Cross Institutional Project
- Motion Design
Scholarships & funding
For more information about scholarships, please visit the institute website.
- Domestic Students: $9,000 per trimester
- International Students: $11,300 per trimester (Total tuition fee: $67,800)
Careers in the Industry
JMC’s Visual Communication graduates could go on to work across the design realm. While traditionally, agencies, advertising, publishing and media are the most common areas of opportunity, these days, there’s a role for visual communication designers in every field, from business and tech companies all the way to the engineering and medical fields (and everything in between!)
Specific roles may include
- Visual Communicator
- Identity Designer
- Digital Designer
- Experience Designer
- UX Consultant
- UX/UI Designer
- Art Director
- Interactive Designer
- Interface Designer
- Social Media Designer
- Multimedia Designer
- Web/App Designer
- Exhibition Designer
- Events Designer
- Spatial Designer
- 3D Visualiser
- Design Researcher
- UX Researcher
- Motion Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Content Coordinator
About this institute
Established in 1982 by John Martin Cass, JMC Academy was originally founded in Sydney to meet the demand for qualified professionals in the entertainment technology industry. From day one, JMC Academy broke ground as Australia's first private college to qualify...
Why study at JMC Academy
At JMC Academy we are focussed on providing opportunities for students to create, connect and develop their craft in a supportive community. We keep our class sizes small so that we can get to know each students' aspirations, strengths, weaknesses and creative voice. Our small course offering of specialist creative industries disciplines means we can regularly update and refine our courses and tech to be future-focussed and relevant to industry developments. Our international network of like-minded institutions ensures we can benchmark our programs against international standards, ensuring our students are able to enter the workforce with confidence wherever in the world they go.
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Melbourne (Australia), Australia