Graphic design (or visual communication design) in an architecture RHD thesis is an integral part of all architectural communication, of both practical and conceptual matters. Architecture is a highly visual practice, replying extensively on non-linguistic communication through diagrams, drawings, photography and other forms of image including large-scale plans and maps. These media and conventions are standard and universally employed in the architecture profession, and understood and accepted amongst architecture researchers worldwide.

Candidates will be permitted to depart from standard thesis formatting where there is specific articulated justification and need for a variation, and a proposal to submit a thesis in an alternative format must be submitted to the School of Architecture at the thesis review milestone.

All architecture theses submitted for examination must adhere to UQ's thesis formatting requirements with the following exceptions:

  • Line spacing 1.5 to 2.5
  • All four margins 10-50mm
  • Page size A4, A3 or square
  • Page layout portrait or landscape

Candidates are also permitted to include extensive visual documentation of design process and outcomes including buildings or building parts.