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Visual Communication

Location: Hobart

Visual communication is open and fluid and changing rapidly. Our studio is flexible and of its time because design, as we see it, is an experimental and interdisciplinary practice.

Sarah Stubbs, Head of Studio (Visual Communication)
Sarah Jones

Visual Communication as a discipline incorporates many sub-disciplines such as design for print, typography, identity and branding, exhibitions, environmental graphics, wayfinding and public commissions, to name just a few.

Increasingly designers are choosing to craft a hybrid practice, which is open and versatile. Working towards a career as a professional designer, it’s important to have experience and knowledge of the potential breadth of the field. This studio introduces the multi-disciplinary practice of visual communication.

Emphasis is placed on the development and acquisition of a repertoire of visual skills and approaches. You will be encouraged to explore different mediums and methods, while integrating theoretical knowledge through research.

Head of Studio: Sarah Stubbs

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If you would like to discuss your own practice or ambitions, contact our Visual Communications studio to arrange a one-on-one consultation today.


The Visual Communication Studio has a large open plan teaching area, seminar room with audio visual facilities, design resource area, separate working space for Third Year students equipped with high-end computers and a colour A3 printer.

Undergraduate students have access to a digital camera, video recorder, related graphic design materials and access to the Time Based Media studio, comprising 28 Macintosh computers running current graphic software packages.

Study Visual Communication

While the University of Tasmania is no longer taking applications for the previous fine are and design postgraduate offerings, we invite you to explore all postgraduate courses currently available across Art, Music and Theatre or Media.

The School of Creative Arts and Media welcomes qualified applicants to undertake a research degree with us in any of our areas of research strengths and interests.

Masters by Research
Doctorates (PhD)

To find out about application procedures, entry requirements, and scholarships, refer to College of Arts, Law and Education Research Degrees.

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