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Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Design

Bachelor of Design

  • ID:GU610150
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$132,327.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

If you're passionate about contemporary design opportunities and designing for a sustainable future, this degree will equip you with the creative and technical skills and insights to rise to future design challenges. It will prepare you for designing future products, services and systems in a creative and critical way. You will gain an understanding of design thinking techniques, how the world impacts design, and how design shapes the world around us.

In partnership with leading experts and industry, you will gain the skills to tackle real design challenges and devise leading-edge strategies and solutions. Advance your critical and strategic thinking and gain new perspectives on sustainability, while also learning to present your ideas clearly and powerfully.

Majors

  • Visual Communication Design

  • Interior and Spatial Design

  • Product Design

  • Immersive Design

  • Interaction Design

Industry and expert connections

Work on projects for real clients through our LiveWorm and LiveSpace work integrated learning studios. Take up exciting work placements to build your portfolio and cultivate important industry contacts and networks.

At Queensland College of Art (QCA) we maintain strong links with industry to ensure we develop degrees based on the latest market trends and employer demand. Our industry partnerships and collaborations unlock all kinds of opportunities for students studying at the QCA. Partnerships with large events such as Bleach* Festival, Botanica, and organisations such as Business South Bank offer unique learning experiences and connect you to industry while you're studying.

Graduate outcomes

Our design graduates will have unprecedented opportunity to contribute and lead in vital new forms of social and economic development. Designers work across a range of fields roles, including interior design, product and service design and graphic design as well as interactive and 4D design. Our Bachelor of Design allows you to choose which area you would like to specialise in through a choice of majors.

Flexibility

Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.

Global mobility

An array of inspiring overseas study opportunities, ranging from a few weeks to a year, are available for students in this degree.

CRICOS CODE: 020086A

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Students required to undertake the English Language Enhancement course must complete 5904LHS in their first trimester of study.

The English Language Enhancement course is to be taken in place of a Free-choice elective in your program.

  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences - 5904LHS

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Thinking through Drawing - 1515QCA
  • Form, Space and Process - 1516QCA
  • Making Interaction - 1701QCA
  • Design Concepts - 1536QCA
  • Design Histories and Futures - 1537QCA
  • Making Visual Media - 1531QCA
  • Digital Modelling Studio - 1538QCA
  • Introduction to Creative Careers - 1539QCA

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • One Design major courses
  • Second Design major courses (see Note 1)
  • One Design major courses
  • Listed and/or Free-choice electives

Note 1: The second major option is only available to students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course (5904LHS).

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Action Research Studio_P1 - 3646QCA_P1
  • Being A Designer in Society  - 3647QCA
  • One Design major courses
  • Second Design major courses (see Note 1)
  • One Design major courses
  • Listed and/or Free-choice electives
  • Action Research Studio_P2 - 3646QCA_P2
  • Business Practices in Creative Industries - 3579QCA

Note 1: The second major option is only available to students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course (5904LHS).

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You'll graduate prepared to join the ranks of adventurous designers changing the way we interact with our environment and enhancing the way we live. You'll gain the industry experience, networks and knowledge needed to succeed in cutting-edge design fields. 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, interaction design and digital media.

Designers are important assets to organisations whether they are specialists in communications or industrial design. You could be helping to design a new prototype for a manufacturing company, an interior for a high-end residential property, or an interactive and immersive experience at a cultural festival or business. This is a diverse career, which will be guided by your own interests and choice of major.

There is strong growth expected in the number of graphic and web designers and illustrators, according to the Australian Government's Job Outlook. It is a very large profession in Australia, and there are expected to be 67,000 people working in this profession by 2023, with around 5,400 job openings each year. The number of people working as Multimedia Designers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years: from 2,400 in 2011 to 2,800 in 2016. The number of industrial designers, meanwhile, is expected to remain stable, and there are expected to be around 800 job openings each year. Many people working in the industry work full time, and unemployment is below average.

Moreover, the number of people working as Interior Designers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years: from 7,800 in 2014 to 9,200 in 2019. There are expected to be 10,900 people working in this profession by 2024.

Industrial Designers

Key employment sectors

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade
  • Wholesale Trade

Potential job outcomes

  • Industrial designer
  • Ceramic designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Glass designer

Multimedia Designers

Key employment sectors

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Information Media and Telecommunications
  • Education and Training.

Potential Job outcomes

  • Multimedia designer
  • Immersive technology designer
  • Digital Producer
  • Digital Project Coordinator

Graphic and Web Designers and Illustrators

Key employment sectors

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Media and Telecommunications
  • Arts and Recreation Services

Potential job outcomes

  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Multimedia designer
  • Web designer

Industrial and Spatial Designer

Key employment sectors

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Retail

Potential job outcomes

  • Commercial Interior Designer
  • Environmental Designer
  • Residential Interior Designer
  • Retail Interior Designer.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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