Graphic Design

Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication)
Awarded by Raffles College Pty Ltd
Trading as Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Sydney, Australia

Intakes: January and July
Duration: 3 Years (Full-time)

COURSE OVERVIEW
The course gives students the creative and technical knowledge and skills they need to become professionals in the graphic design industry. Through major practical projects combining creativity, concepts and computer software skills, students hone their capabilities in devising creative solutions.

ASSESSMENT METHODS
All modules will be assessed through a combination of assessments, tests, class participation and written examinations. To be awarded the Advanced Diploma, students will need to achieve a passing mark of 50% for all modules. For Degree and Master programmes, students will need to achieve the passing grade stipulated by the University for all modules.

TEACHING AND LEARNING 
It is essential that a student is subjected to a broad range of views and experiences in order that the learning process may elicit, sometimes over a prolonged period, appropriate routes for a person to take, particularly in the latter stages of the Programme.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
• Creative Director
• Advertising Art Director
• Editorial Designer
• Illustrator
• Corporate Identity Designer
• Packaging Designer

Admission Criteria
• An agregate score of at least 65% in C.B.S.E Class XII 1
• An English proficiency level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent 2
• An agregate score of at least 55% in RMAT 3
• An entry interview by relevant faculty 4
• An extensive portfolio (optional) 5

1 With a score of at least 70% in English.
2 Only for students who do not hail from English language medium schools.
3 RMAT (Raffles Millennium Aptitude Test) is an objective-based entrance test on various skills and creative interpretation.
4 Interview to enable students to interact with relevant faculty to facilitate understanding of program.
5 Only if RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) is to be granted for module exemption consideration.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. For design courses, applicants must present their portfolios, transcripts and relevant documents during the interview. They may be advised to take up bridging modules if deemed necessary by the Programme Directors.