Bachelor of Design

Program code

1189

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements

14

OP 2018

68

Rank 2018 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

About this program

This program prepares graduates for diverse professional practice as designers through practical and theoretical learning. First year focuses on the development of manual and technological skills, design thinking, problem-defining and solving. Students will gain an understanding of the changing role of design and how they can become leaders in the industry. In the following years students work on industry-related and research projects and specialise in selected studio areas.

Majors

  • Graphic and Communication Design
  • Interior Design and Environments
  • Product and 3D Design
  • Visualisation and Immersive Design

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Design is offered full-time on-campus at South Bank.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

In this program, Visual Communication Design students may be required to attend the QCA Liveworm studio to undertake work experience. External intern placements for Visual Communication, Interior and Product Design students will also be available.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for work in Graphic design, Interior design, Product design, Digital web design, Design management, Design education, Film and Television, Theatre, Furniture design, and Digital media.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Design is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of this program may continue their studies by undertaking the Bachelor of Design (Honours) (2043) or one of the various postgraduate offerings at QCA.

Students wishing to transfer to the Bachelor of Design Futures (Honours) (1393) may do so at any point in their degree. However, students graduating with a Bachelor of Design will not be eligible to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Design Futures (Honours).

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Design (1189)


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FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

Further information

Additional fee information

Additional resource costs for undergraduate Visual Arts studies.