Areas of Study
The School of Design, Communication and Information Technology is the principal location for several Faculty of Science & Information Technology Undergraduate, Postgraduate Coursework and Research Higher Degree programs which offer specialisations in Communications, Design and Information Technology.
Communication looks at the production, exchange and reception of symbol systems that carry meaning in particular contexts. These can be identified as intrapersonal, interpersonal, intragroup, intergroup or association, institutional or organisational, mass and intercultural communication which may occur at the local or global level.
Graphic design is concerned with the visual environment. It is an intellectual, technical and creative activity. It is focused on all aspects of the production of images, from analysis and presentation to distribution and reception. Graphic design creates visual solutions to communication problems. It is an exciting area of research and study because of the increased importance of graphic design in the communication mix of an online world.
Natural history illustration is a flexible and diverse discipline that seeks to observe, record and visually interpret the environment. Bringing together three main subject areas - art, science and the environment - natural history illustration is an opportunity for you to combine your interests in these areas and launch a rewarding career.
IT skills play an increasingly vital role in almost all occupations, and contribute to productivity gains, innovation and employment growth across all Australian industries. This is leading to exciting career opportunities. The industry is now taking a front-row seat in the development of innovative solutions to many of society's most pressing issues, such as climate change and management of water resources.