Why choose this program?

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

The Bachelor of Design program will be replaced by the Bachelor of Design Futures with Honours (1393) 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 Bachelor of Design Futures with Honours (1393) program.

Continuing Bachelor of Design students cannot transfer to the Bachelor of Design Futures with Honours (1393) program. However, continuing Bachelor of Design students can (at the conclusion of their third year) apply for the Bachelor of Design with Honours (2043) 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.

Courses include:

  • 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 GPA of 5.00 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, Queensland College of Art's commercially orientated studio.