Why choose this program?
The Bachelor of Design program will be replaced by the 1393 Bachelor of Design Futures with Honours program for commencing students from Semester 1-2013.
From Semester 1-2013, the Bachelor of Design program will be a three-year exit point from the 1393 Bachelor of Design Futures with Honours program.
Continuing Bachelor of Design students cannot transfer to the 1393 Bachelor of Design Futures with Honours program. However, continuing Bachelor of Design students can (at the conclusion of their third year) apply for the 2043 Bachelor of Design with Honours program.
This program prepares you for professional practice as a commercial designer. You'll create your work through practical training combined with theoretical knowledge, informed through social and environmental awareness, and guided by the industrial implications of the latest design practices. You'll be equipped for a dynamic future in industries that value sustainability, innovative thinking and demand high professional standards.
Majors (Studio majors) include:
- Interior Design
- Product Design
- Visual Communication Design
Your first year consists of a design and theory foundation, focusing on the development of ideas and problem-solving techniques.
- core courses
- studio foundation courses (different courses depending on what studio major is chosen)
You can choose to major in visual communication design, interior design or product design. These semesters focus on core industry-related activities and projects. Continuing with your core industry-related activities and projects in Years 2 and 3, you'll undertake an independent project and professional studies and prepare a professional folio ready for employment or for admission to the Bachelor of Design with Honours program, conditional upon attainment of a grade point average of five or above.
You can undertake a 60 credit point elective major or two 30 credit point specialisations. This gives you the flexibility to choose a studio major within the program, an elective major, or specialisations from other schools or faculties to broaden your experience, subject to approval by the Convenor of Design. In addition, a Design Futures elective major (60 credit points) will be available to students within the design program, subject to overall performance within their first year of study.
Note: Visual Communication Design students will have the opportunity to work in Liveworm Studio, QCA's commercially orientated studio.