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Communications and Design

We need your communication and design skills to make the world a better place. Build your degree in communications or graphic design with one of our new-age, flexible arts courses. Join us to study online or on campus.

You make CDU.

Pursue creativity in communications

Tailor your communications and graphic design course with subjects in communication studies, screen media, professional and creative writing, social media, journalism, digital media production, architectural design, design theory, graphic and visual arts, and more.

Choose CDU for communications and design courses

  • 100% flexible to study however it suits you

    Choose to study online or on campus, part-time or full-time

  • Hands-on industry projects and placements

    Graduate with the skills you need to succeed

  • Learn with industry-standard technologies and tools

    To graduate industry ready

Top communications and design courses

  • Creative Arts at CDU

    Bachelor of Arts (Creative and Digital Arts)

    Complete a range of creative studio projects using new and emerging design technologies. Learn about creative theory and business practices.

    See course structure
  • CDU photography and design student BP Bhandari behind a camera

    Bachelor of Arts (Communications and Digital Media)

    Learn about social media, media ethics, creative and professional writing, and multi-screen communication.

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  • Creative Arts CDU student

    Creative Arts and Design

    Unleash your natural talents with a practical course in in screen and new media, music, visual arts or design, and creative writing.

    Explore vocational training

Explore communications and design courses

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Undergraduate
Course Name
Duration
Locations
Shortlist

2023

3 year/s Full-time
6 year/s Part-time
3 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
1 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
1 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
Course Name
Duration
Locations
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2023

0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
0.5 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
2 year/s Full-time
4 year/s Part-time
2 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
Course Name
Duration
Locations
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2023

0.5 year/s Full-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs campus, CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
Course Name
Duration
Locations
Shortlist

2023

2 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs
Not available to international students.
1 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
1 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.

2022

1.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs
Not available to international students.
Course Name
Duration
Locations
Shortlist

2023

0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.

2022

0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
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Inside CDU's communication and design courses

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    Nancy is achieving her architectural design dreams

    The support and flexibility that comes with a CDU arts degree in architectural design is setting Nancy on the path to success to pursue a career in architecture.

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  • CDU student Ashleigh Abram at a news desk

    That's a wrap: Ashleigh's path to ABC

    Ashleigh's passion for media began at a young age when, with friends, she’d create short film clips dancing in the living room. Lights, camera, action were all part of their play. Fast forward to years later and not much had changed. 

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  • BP smiling in the garden holding a camera

    From technology to photography: How BP’s switching careers

    BP recently returned to study to find way to turn his passion for photography and filmmaking into a profession. Having a full-time job and a young family made study challenging but with support, BP found success.

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