3 years full-time
6 years part-time
$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee
Rank 2018 (more)
OR VET qualification
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in 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.
The Bachelor of Design is offered full-time on-campus at South Bank.
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.
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.
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.
The Bachelor of Design is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia.
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).
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact a Student Centre for assistance.
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.
Additional resource costs for undergraduate Visual Arts studies.