Graphic Design, Minor (0073)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0073

Previous Code: SM1118.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

The Graphic Design minor provides students from outside the Design program with an introduction to fundamental skills and knowledge in graphic design. The minor includes a selection of practice-based and theoretical subjects and you can opt for study areas such as image design, contextual design studies, web design and branding. In addition, you will have the opportunity to choose a practice-based specialisation from the areas of interactive design; digital design; illustration and photomedia.


Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows

Note: Creative Industries Students

Creative Industries students complete whichever Level 1 subject they did not complete as their introductory major subject. Subject DESN 1011 Image Design or DESN 1021 Web and Time-based Design.

Subject Title Credit Points
Select one of the following:10
Image Design
Web and Time-based Design
Select 30 credit points of the following OR Select 10 credit points of the following and one of the 20 credit point Design Pairings.30
Australian Design
Contextual Design Studies
Graphic Design: Developing a Personal Portfolio
Researching the Visual
Social Design: Research and Practice
Total Credit Points40

Design Pairings

Subject Title Credit Points
DESN 2007Illustrating Narrative10
DESN 3007Illustrating Popular Culture10
DESN 3008Interactive Design: Apps10
COMM 2019Interactive Design: Games10
VISU 3002Photomedia: Fashion and Identity10
DESN 2013Photomedia: Photographic Practice10
Digital Design
DESN 3002Data Visualisation10
DESN 2011Motion Design10