The Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Commerce double degree combines a practical, future-focused design education with a highly regarded business qualification.
You will develop design skills, knowledge and professional attributes integrating key design specialisations, as well as exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of education.
You will graduate prepared for a wide range of career opportunities across and at the intersection of the design arts and cultural sectors and business.
Duration: 4 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Commencing Terms: Term 1 (February), Term 3 (September)
2021 Guaranteed Entry Rank: 96
Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics
Throughout the design component of the Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Commerce, you will utilise world-class facilities, workshops and equipment to design, create and share your work.
The degree features six disciplinary studio areas, from which you will choose at least two.
In the 3D visualisation studio, you will delve into the computer-generated world and explore a variety of methods used to generate virtual environments. Through live, hands-on experiences, you will use key technologies such as virtual reality systems to develop a suite of design practices and skills that will enable you to contribute to a growing digital industry.
In the crafted object studio, you will bring together ceramic, furniture and jewellery design in an engaging exploration of materiality, form and practice. Through hands-on experiences and experimentation, you will refine your design practice and become exposed to a variety of craft and design related industries.
In the experience design studio, you will explore the way people experience and interact with space, connecting this with ideas of the body, materiality, culture and spectacle. You will learn to design spatial, time-based and atmospheric conditions that affect engagement with the built world. You become prepared to design for fields such as exhibitions, events and performing arts.
In the graphic design studio, you will develop and build upon the fundamental skills required for the manipulation of image and type. You will engage with briefs ranging from publication design and visual identity to more complex issues of graphic design for 3D and digital spaces.
In the interaction design studio, you will work within a future-focused discipline that is transforming modern life. You will learn to design interactive experiences associated with digital systems, products, websites, environments and services. Engaging with the practical application of concepts and theories, you will be prepared for a career in User Experience (UX), and wider interaction design.
In the textile design studio, you will investigate the rich cultural and social histories of textiles and expand on them to form experimental and future-oriented design practice and thinking. You will engage with textile practitioners in preparation for your contribution to diverse industries spanning textile design, wearable art, costume and fashion design.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to broaden your skills and knowledge by selecting from a wide range of elective courses from across our art, design and media programs.
In the Commerce component of the Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Commerce, you will explore the fundamentals of business as well as specialising in one major area of study from the following:
- Business Economics
- Business Law
- Business Strategy and Economic Management
- Financial Economics
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Real Estate Studies
For more information about each component of the Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Commerce, including career opportunities, please see each degree page.
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