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Information Design

Information design is an area of expertise that’s in demand across a broad range of industries.

In the digital age, managing and designing information and content has become increasingly critical for organisations. This has resulted in an acute need for information design professionals who can create and design user-focused content.

If you’re interested in solving communication problems and want to work in a rewarding and future-focused field, information design is the smart choice for you. Our programmes equip you with the skills and knowledge required to create effective, user-centred content that’s relevant to an information-driven age.

Our well-established and highly regarded courses can enable you to:

  • Change career
  • Gain valuable new skills that you can apply in your current field
  • Forge a career in a sought-after area of expertise
  • Remain relevant in this age of online content

It’s also a smart way to capitalise on your existing degree and/or established professional expertise.

Delivered fully online, our information design programmes are unique in Australasia. Study in your own time: we offer full- and part-time study options with a February or July start.

Our graduates have gone on to become:

  • technical writers
  • documentation experts
  • web editors or content managers
  • user experience designers
  • business analysts
  • digital content marketers

They work in all sectors of professional life including:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Banking and finance
  • Public service
  • ICT
  • Web and digital design
  • Marketing and advertising

When you study information design at Ara, you’ll learn from industry-connected tutors, within our online learning management system.

You can choose to study

  • part-time (one or two courses per semester)
  • full-time (up to four courses per semester)

This flexibility enables you to fit your studies around family, work and other commitments. As a general rule, one 15 credit course requires about eight hours of study per week (across a seventeen-week semester).  Because it’s asynchronous, there are no set classes at specified times; you progress week by week, but in whatever available time that suits your schedule.