Bachelor's Degree in Design in Australia

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Bachelor degrees from accredited colleges and universities can be important stepping-stones toward a successful career.The most common type of undergraduate program is a bachelor's degree, usually awarded after four years of successful study

Australia has the third largest number of foreign students in the world despite having a community of only 23 million. These are strong academic credentials, but Australian institutions are just as highly ranked as the cities that house them around the native land.

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Bachelor of Animation

SAE Institute Australia
Campus Full time 2 years June 2017 Australia Brisbane

Undertake the Bachelor of Animation at SAE and build your expertise in all facets of Animation. Students will develop fundamental skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as 3D modelling, character animation, rigging, textures, project management, teamwork, lighting, rendering and compositing. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in Australia 2017. Undertake the Bachelor of Animation at SAE and build your expertise in all facets of Animation. Students will develop fundamental skills and knowledge in this exciting industry in areas such as 3D modelling, character animation, rigging, textures, project management, teamwork, lighting, rendering and compositing. Developing a solid understanding of these areas provides students with a solid foundation and context for further study before exploring in detail the specialist areas. During your time at SAE you will learn on industry standard software such as Maya, Autodesk 3D MAX and the Adobe Creative Suite. You will undertake specialised units designed for students to participate in real-world projects under the guidance of expert SAE staff. With this unique teaching style, you will demonstrate your skills and technical knowledge in a collaborative and creative studio-based learning environment. Your Studies: Each degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills. Stage I – Foundational Skills Development In Stage I, you will undertake a number of foundational units which will give you the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to your discipline area, but also give you the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the program. Storytelling for contemporary media Principles of design Fundamentals of drawing Foundations of 3D graphics Principles of animation Project management and professional etiquette Critical and creative thinking Contemporary industry overview Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and Cultural Studies In Stage II you will be working in simulated project groups where you are working towards large scale deliverables each trimester. Within Stage II we will not only get you to apply your Stage I skills in a deeper context, but help you work within the contemporary creative media workforce. In Stage II we show you how your work contributes to and interacts with broader culture and media practice. This knowledge will enable you to work with a variety of other disciplines and artists and expand your potential on the global stage. You will complete a number of real-world projects with students not only in your own discipline, but in all other SAE disciplines. In Stage II, you will be given the opportunity to work as project specialists within the following areas. The types of projects and project roles you choose to undertake will determine what area of specialisation you fall within. Stage II has three studio modules with projects based on the following areas; 1. 3D Modelling In 3D Modelling, students will examine modelling techniques, terminology and methods. Students will develop and implement 3D production pipelines to create such things as environments, vehicles, creatures and characters. Students will need to research industry best practices and keep up to date with current trends in CGI production. This specialisation will further explore texturing and shading, lighting and rendering. 2. Character Animation In the Character Animation specialisation, students will focus on the principles of character animation such as posing, motion studies, body mechanics, facial animation and much more. Students will also learn to develop effective and user friendly animation rigs that serves as a means to control and animate a character, similar to the controls of a puppet. 3. Visual Effects In the Visual Effects specialisation, students will explore the areas of modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing with an emphasis on incorporating assets into a range of digital media. Students can investigate topics such as matchmoving, particle systems, dynamic simulations and colour grading. By the end of the course, students will be able to composite a range of disparate elements into a cohesive final product. Stage III Stage III is the final part of your studies. Here you will undertake an interdisciplinary project of your choice to be the final and most ambitious portfolio project that you will undertake. You will also finalise your studies by undertaking an elective module and completing a compulsory internship. By the time you graduate, you will have; a professional online presence that you will have begun building at the start of the program, a wide range of interdisciplinary projects present in your portfolio, and a deeper understanding of the creative media fields and real-world experience. Upon graduating, you will be proficient in Maya, Autodesk 3D MAX and the Adobe Creative Suite and will have built a portfolio to demonstrate your skills in your chosen specialisation including the ability to produce collaborative creative films, interactive media titles and more. You will have real-world skills, having worked in a simulated environment making the transition from study to workplace seamless. [-]

Bachelor of Media Design in Motion Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years March 2017 Australia Adelaide

Making text, illustrations, and images move in music videos, television commercials and films is the specialty of the Motion Graphics Designer. [+]

Making text, illustrations, and images move in music videos, television commercials and films is the specialty of the Motion Graphics Designer. Specialise in Motion Design and we'll teach you key technical skills such as 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography, so that you have the experience and evidence of working to a variety of client briefs. Careers & Industry Design comes to life as you develop motion graphics for commercials, title sequences, music videos and television. The course includes 2D and 3D animation, visual effects, composition, image manipulation and text choreography. Graduates enter the industry with a portfolio that showcases their ability to answer client briefs, collaborate across multiple disciplines and experience working in production. Motion Designers can go on to work in: Television; Advertising; Production houses; Corporate event companies; or as a freelancer Course Outline Year 1 An introduction to theory, professional practice and broad principles that allow you to respond effectively to briefs. You are also immersed in the studio to develop practical and ideation skills. Majors are introduced through theory and studio components. Year 2 Build on knowledge gained in the first year with an emphasis on the production of innovative video and motion graphic campaigns for TV commercials, music videos and logo animation. Acquiring the essential skills in communication, pitching, and collaboration are a critical part of the year. Students are also armed with strategies and methods to develop their own line of inquiry. Year 3 The final year covers essential business methods, research methods and project management before an interdisciplinary group project challenges you to synthesise your knowledge and skills as part of a creative team. You will also embark on a half-year, practice-based investigation of motion graphics. Study in Adelaide Media Design School has partnered with Torrens University Australia to offer a selection of our award winning programmes in Australia. Torrens University Australia, the first comprehensive Australian university to be opened in more than 20 years, will be offering Media Design School's courses in two exciting locations: Sydney, New South Wales and Adelaide, South Australia. These degrees will be of particular interest to students who want to obtain their qualification in a shorter period of time, as Torrens University Australia offers students the opportunity to complete their degrees at an accelerated pace in two years, not three. Study in San Diego Media Design School has partnered with fellow Laureate Design University, NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, USA, to offer our award-winning Media Design course in a city renowned for embracing digital and creative technologies. Located in the same city as the iconic San Diego Comic-Con International, the Bachelor of Science in Media Design will give students the creative and technical skills needed to enter the gaming industry. [-]

Bachelor of Media Design in Graphic Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 Australia Adelaide

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Graphic Design will teach you how to communicate using text, images, and form to make visual connections and craft ideas into meaningful interactions. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in Australia 2017. A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Graphic Design will teach you how to communicate using text, images, and form to make visual connections and craft ideas into meaningful interactions. By the end of your third year, you will have designed, constructed and documented a body of work in a portfolio that represents your perspective as an emerging professional designer. Careers & Industry Graphic Design teaches you how to communicate using text, image, and form to make visual connections and how to craft seeds of ideas and information into meaningful interactions. During your first year, you will be introduced to graphic design disciplines, historical influences and the theories, principles and processes of graphic design. Some of the topics covered include market research, typography and brand identity. By the end of your third year, you will have designed, constructed and documented a body of work that represents your perspective as an emerging professional designer. This work will be displayed as part of the third year student exhibition. The course is led by an accomplished team of international graphic design professionals with close connections to industry. Career pathways include: Creative director or Studio Manager Graphic Designer and Illustrator Web and mobile interface designer Brand specialist Freelancer Course Outline Year 1 An introduction to graphic design disciplines, historical influences and the theories, principles and processes of graphic design. Advanced ideation and creative problem-solving strategies are also covered. You are then immersed into a project-based environment to put this knowledge into practice and develop technical solutions to design briefs. Year 2 Through a combination lectures, group work and discussions you are introduced to graphic design from a historical viewpoint. You will develop a vocabulary and understanding of the concerns of graphic design to better analyse work and respond to creative briefs. This knowledge is put into practice as part of the studio component. Year 3 Through work on your final portfolio, reflect on your own specific strengths and weaknesses, self-promotional skills and develop awareness of how you could fit into industry as a professional. This helps to prepare you for the Capstone Project: Practice-based Inquiry and future employment. Study in Adelaide Media Design School has partnered with Torrens University Australia to offer a selection of our award-winning programmes in Australia. Torrens University Australia, the first comprehensive Australian university to be opened in more than 20 years, will be offering Media Design School's courses in two exciting locations: Sydney, New South Wales and Adelaide, South Australia. These degrees will be of particular interest to students who want to obtain their qualification in a shorter period of time, as Torrens University Australia offers students the opportunity to complete their degrees at an accelerated pace in two years, not three. Study in San Diego Media Design School has partnered with fellow Laureate Design University, NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, USA, to offer our award-winning Media Design course in a city renowned for embracing digital and creative technologies. Located in the same city as the iconic San Diego Comic-Con International, the Bachelor of Science in Media Design will give students the creative and technical skills needed to enter the gaming industry. [-]

Bachelor of Media Design in Interactive Design

Media Design School
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 Australia Adelaide

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Interactive Design prepares you for the technical demands of the web design and mobile development industries. [+]

A Bachelor of Media Design specialising in Interactive Design prepares you for the technical demands of the web design and mobile development industries. As you move along the course, you’ll experiment with a variety of interactive and dynamic design theories and be immersed in fundamental digital design processes such as front-end web development, interactive programming, and content management systems. You'll also devise interactive design solutions in response to creative and technical briefs from industry. Careers & Industry Interactive Design will give you the fundamentals in both user-interface and user-experience design; two highly sought after specialist skills for Front-End Developers, Website Developers, and Mobile Application Designers. You'll develop the skills to learn concepts and processes relating to ideation, planning and prototyping of interactive design solutions, as well as the ability to prepare effective proposals and provide purposeful interactive experiences. A significant focus will be placed on project-based learning through the development of interactive design and technical solutions in response to creative and technical briefs. Career paths include: Web designer Front-end developer Mobile application developer User interface programmer Course Outline Year 1 You are introduced to the theories and principles of interactive design methodologies with a focus on goal-centric, platform-agnostic and user experience design. A significant focus will be placed on project-based learning through the development of interactive design and technical solutions in response to creative and technical briefs. Year 2 Through a combination lectures, group work and discussions you are introduced to interactive design from a historical viewpoint. You also develop a vocabulary and understanding of the concerns of interactive design to better analyse work and respond to creative briefs. This knowledge is put into practice as part of the studio component. Year 3 Through work on your final portfolio, reflect on your specific strengths and weaknesses, self-promotional skills and develop awareness of how you could fit into industry as a professional. This helps to prepare you for the Capstone Project: Practice-based Inquiry and future employment. Study in Adelaide Media Design School has partnered with Torrens University Australia to offer a selection of our award winning programmes in Australia. Torrens University Australia, the first comprehensive Australian university to be opened in more than 20 years, will be offering Media Design School's courses in two exciting locations: Sydney, New South Wales and Adelaide, South Australia. These degrees will be of particular interest to students who want to obtain their qualification in a shorter period of time, as Torrens University Australia offers students the opportunity to complete their degrees at an accelerated pace in two years, not three. Study in San Diego Media Design School has partnered with fellow Laureate Design University, NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, USA, to offer our award-winning Media Design course in a city renowned for embracing digital and creative technologies. Located in the same city as the iconic San Diego Comic-Con International, the Bachelor of Science in Media Design will give students the creative and technical skills needed to enter the gaming industry. [-]

Bachelor of Design

Griffith University
Campus Full time January 2017 Australia Brisbane

This degree will prepare you for a career as a commercial designer, innovator and design leader. You will learn from a combination of practical training and theory, and create designs that take into account social and environmental concerns and are up to date with the latest design practices. [+]

Best Bachelors in Design in Australia 2017. Why choose this program? This degree will prepare you for a career as a commercial designer, innovator and design leader. You will learn from a combination of practical training and theory, and create designs that take into account social and environmental concerns and are up to date with the latest design practices. Majors Interior Environments Product Design Visual Communication Design Attendance information From 2015, this program will be offered full-time on-campus at South Bank with a Semester 1 entry only. Work-integrated learning In partnership with leading experts and industry, you will: - Gain the skills to tackle real design challenges and devise leading-edge solutions - Advance your critical and strategic thinking - Learn to present your ideas clearly and powerfully Visual Communication Design students are encouraged to take advantage of work experience opportunities with the QCA Liveworm studio. Visual Communication, Interior and Product Design students are supported by the school and our Careers and Employment service in accessing internships across a variety of businesses in the region. My career opportunities You will be prepared for work as a design strategist, exploring ways to re-educate industry and consumer models of the future. - Interior Environments: You will be able to work in design roles in retail, hospitality, events, exhibitions and trade shows, film and television, and theatre. - Product Design: You will be prepared for work in the design, production and manufacturing sectors. - Visual Communication Design: You will be able to work in corporate and brand design for print, web, publishing, advertising and digital media. You will have the skills needed to work in design for social change, culture and education. [-]

Bachelor in Sustainable Systems Engineering (Honours)/Industrial Design (Honours)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 5 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

This program combines the complementary disciplines of sustainable systems engineering and industrial design to give you a head-start in the industry... [+]

Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)

This program combines the complementary disciplines of sustainable systems engineering and industrial design to give you a head-start in the industry.In the sustainable systems engineering component you’ll learn holistic approaches to the design of sustainable technologies and engineering systems for global sustainable development. You’ll learn to protect, restore and create engineered and natural systems that are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.Industrial design offers technical, theoretical and applied design opportunities. With a focus of the program is on developing innovative, original and ethical designers.A substantial project is undertaken in the final year, providing an opportunity to integrate engineering and industrial design capabilities. In addition, design studio provides research and design project experiences where real world projects are undertaken within industry and community organisations on issues of significance.... [-]


Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 4 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

Industrial designers invent, visualise, prototype and ultimately deliver resolved design solutions to complex problems in the form of new products and services... [+]

Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)

Industrial designers invent, visualise, prototype and ultimately deliver resolved design solutions to complex problems in the form of new products and services.From the air-powered 'O2 Pursuit' motorcycle to the design of an open-source prosthetic fabrication laboratory, RMIT is at the forefront of contemporary industrial design.For over 60 years industrial design at RMIT has offered aspiring designers technical, theoretical and applied immersions into the diverse and dynamic fields of industrial design practice. Significant scope is given to explore both established and emerging domains of the discipline as well as to develop capabilities and professional ethics through design.You will explore:... [-]


Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

Studying design in the Melbourne CBD gives you close access to galleries, studios and strong industry connections to enable you to release your creativity. This... [+]

Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)

Studying design in the Melbourne CBD gives you close access to galleries, studios and strong industry connections to enable you to release your creativity. This program employs staff with established industry networks and active business and creative partnerships, helping you gain the skills you need to be an industry-ready graduate.As this is the design program of choice in Victoria, you’ll learn skills alongside a strong selection of eager and talented peers in excellent studio-based facilities.RMIT’s dedication to design is proven by its many program offerings ranging from TAFE to PhD. This degree prepares you, as a designer, to interact with highly creative people from various backgrounds. Throughout the degree you will develop skills in negotiating a consensus among participants with a range of interests in the design outcome. You will also learn how a visual strategy can contribute to all phases of the problem-solving process in any business.... [-]


Bachelor of Design

RMIT University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

In this program, unlike in many generalist degrees, you will learn from staff who are current practitioners and actively engaged in the field, who will offer you invaluable and specialised knowledge and feedback [+]

Bachelor of Design

Landscape architecture involves the design of outdoor public and private spaces. This multifaceted discipline blends design, art, science, nature and culture to achieve environmental, socio-cultural and aesthetic outcomes.Landscape Architecture at RMIT is a world-leading program. In 2012, this program won the International Schools Award at the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture held in Barcelona, taking first place ahead of more than 90 universities involved. The judges declared that the work from RMIT showed our students’ ability to ‘respond to modern challenges in society through critical analysis, innovative design and clever use of space’.In this program, unlike in many generalist degrees, you will learn from staff who are current practitioners and actively engaged in the field, who will offer you invaluable and specialised knowledge and feedback. Studying in the heart of Melbourne will provide you with a stimulating urban laboratory with countless opportunities for research and design inspiration.... [-]


Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 4 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

The program foregrounds an expanded idea of interior design as a spatial and temporal practice that addresses question of interior and interiority. Different... [+]

Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)

The program foregrounds an expanded idea of interior design as a spatial and temporal practice that addresses question of interior and interiority. Different interiors are considered from architectural, retail, exhibition and urban environments; digital and filmic spaces; performance and theatre design; art installations and more.You will learn to design through the process of developing your own design response in relation to a range of design briefs from the conceptual to real life situations. You will be provided with technical and communication tools such as Autocad, 3-D imaging, hand drawing, film production and model making as well as verbal presentation skills.This program will challenge your assumptions about interior design and allow you to push current boundaries and engage design as an agent of social and cultural change.... [-]


Bachelor of Architectural Design

RMIT University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

This program, the first step to becoming a design architect, helps you develop an understanding of architecture and provides a diverse set of skills... [+]

Bachelor of Architectural Design

This program, the first step to becoming a design architect, helps you develop an understanding of architecture and provides a diverse set of skills and learning experiences. You will focus on learning the core skills required of an architect and architectural designer and intensively develop a broad grounding in design and communication skills.RMIT Architecture graduates are design innovators who continue to achieve at the highest levels and are acknowledged by the national and international architectural profession. In 2012 RMIT student Ton Vu was shortlisted for The Architectural Review’s “Global Architecture Graduate Awards”, a shortlist of only 10 students worldwide and containing no other candidates from Australian or New Zealand universities. Our students have also been extremely successful in recent years in the Architecture Australia (AA) “Unbuilt Architecture Awards”, open not only to students but to registered architects.... [-]


Bachelor of Design (BDES)

Charles Darwin University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2017 Australia Northern Territory + 1 more

This course develops theoretical and practical skills in the design of the built environment as well as skills in computer aided design and the preparation of design and working drawings. Focus is placed on [+]

Bachelor of Design (BDES)

Locations:

Casuarina Campus

This course develops theoretical and practical skills in the design of the built environment as well as skills in computer aided design and the preparation of design and working drawings. Focus is placed on the special requirements for architecture, interior design and building construction in hot-humid tropical environments. The skills gained in this course will equip graduates to fulfil roles in the architecture and interior design industries. Other opportunities include further study leading to a degree in architecture and registration as an architect.

Admission Requirements

The South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) receives and processes applications for admission for Charles Darwin University Higher Education prospective students.... [-]


Bachelor of Creative Industries

Edith Cowan University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Australia Perth

Designed to meet the challenges of employment (including self-employment) within the context of an emerging creative economy.

The creative industries form an increasingly important [+]

Bachelor of Creative Industries

Designed to meet the challenges of employment (including self-employment) within the context of an emerging creative economy.

The creative industries form an increasingly important component of the global economy, focused upon the creation and exploitation of intellectual property across a range of disciplines including film, design, digital media and photography. Students will research and develop original products that impact on audiences and address practical outcomes for users.

The course enables students to develop the technical and general skills that make them ready for employment and enable them to develop along with the creative industries themselves. Graduates will have an informed, critical and creative approach to understanding media, design and visual culture within a rapidly evolving social and work environment.

Students can select their major from the following disciplines:
- Animation
- Environmental & Spatial Design
- Film & Video
- Game Design & Culture
- Graphic Design
- Interactive Media
- Screen Studies
- Photomedia... [-]


Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Honours)/Industrial Design (Honours)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 5 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

This mechanical engineering and industrial design program gives you the technical and creative skills to engage at a professional level with the design and... [+]

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Honours)

This mechanical engineering and industrial design program gives you the technical and creative skills to engage at a professional level with the design and development of advanced manufactured products.Industrial design links industry and economy with people, culture, society and environment, and mechanical engineering involves the conversion and control of energy and motion in machinery and systems.

Program structure

This double degree program consists of core mechanical engineering and industrial design courses and elective mechanical engineering courses.Core courses include engineering science and industrial design.The professional practice courses you'll cover include report writing and communication skills, organisations, ethics, design and build activities, project management, occupational health and safety and sustainability.You can choose mechanical engineering electives in:... [-]


Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Product Design) (Honours)

RMIT University
Campus Full time 4 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

You will acquire simultaneous expertise in electronic engineering and industrial design, a combination geared towards developing new and innovative electronic... [+]

Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Product Design) (Honours)

You will acquire simultaneous expertise in electronic engineering and industrial design, a combination geared towards developing new and innovative electronic products.Electronic product design is a multidisciplinary engineering program that brings together knowledge and expertise from electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial design and graphics design. This program will teach you how consumer electronic products meet specific needs, are easy to use and are environmentally friendly.You will discover the theories of electronic product design and use them to solve problems by making useful products and providing quality services. There will also be experiments in laboratory classes and time spent working on design projects.... [-]