The Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Education (Secondary) double degree combines a practical, future-focused design education with a professionally accredited education 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 be prepared for a career as a high school teacher of Visual Arts, Graphics and Multimedia Technology. The degree will also enable you to pursue education and public programs roles in the broader creative and cultural sectors including museums, galleries, community organisations and festivals.
Duration: 4 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Commencing Terms: Term 1 (February), Term 3 (September)
2021 Guaranteed Entry Rank: 80
Assumed Knowledge: Band 5 or higher in any HSC English course or the equivalent
Throughout the design component of the Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Education (Secondary), 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 Education component of the Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Education (Secondary), you will explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of education.
An education core will consist of courses across classroom management, indigenous perspectives, educational psychology and sociology, special education and gifted and talented education.
In education method courses you will learn the specialised skills and attributes required by design and visual arts teachers. You will choose to either extend a Visual Arts specialisation or to add a Graphics and Multimedia specialisation.
From your second year, you will also develop practical skills in classrooms spending 80 days supervised teaching in at least three different secondary school contexts.
For more information about each component of the Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Education (Secondary), including career opportunities, please see each degree page.
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