Bachelor's Degree in Visual Design in Oceania

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Earning a bachelor's degree is achieved by completing the necessary course of study offered by the college or university you enroll in. Completing this study may take three to seven years depending on where you seek your degree.

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Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

Western Sydney University
Campus Full time Part time 4 years January 2017 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) degree will provide you with fundamental skills and knowledge to communicate ideas and information across a wide range of visual media. [+]

Bachelors in Visual Design in Oceania 2017. The Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) degree will provide you with fundamental skills and knowledge to communicate ideas and information across a wide range of visual media. With an emphasis on studio-based practice, you will study areas such as image design, typography, layout design, branding, design history, research methods, and web-based design. From year two, there are opportunities to engage with live community or industry projects, and you will choose two practical specialisations from the following pairs: motion design and data visualisation; game and app design; illustration; and photography. You may also choose electives from outside of design such as advertising and media production. Throughout the program you will engage with individual and team-based projects, develop your conceptual thinking skills, use a variety of traditional and emerging technologies, and expand your creative practice. In year four you will take a position in our award-winning teaching design studio where you will gain experience in a professional learning environment, preparing you for work in an exciting and evolving industry. Students may exit with 1624 Bachelor of Design Studies after successful completion of the first three years of the program. Details The rapid changes brought about by globalisation and new developments in information and media technology are reshaping visual communication design, and raising exciting challenges and opportunities for those playing a creative role in this design area. The Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) degree gives you fundamental skills and knowledge in the exciting and constantly changing area of visual communication. Underpinned by a foundation of graphic design, the program is delivered through a mix of creative and professional design approaches. Through a series of practice-based and theoretical units you will develop a range of creative, intellectual and technical skills and an understanding of the historical and cultural influences that continue to develop and inform the wide-reaching discipline of visual communication. Throughout the course of the program you will engage with both individual and team-based projects, develop your conceptual thinking skills gain experience and understanding of studio practice, and use an extensive range of digital technologies. There are also opportunities to engage with live community and industry projects. The core units you may study in this degree include Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles, Image Design, Design Histories & Futures, Graphic Design: Process & Practice, Visual Storytelling, Web & Time Based Design, Graphic Design: Interactive Digital Media, Researching the Visual, Graphic Design: The Professional Context, Australian Design, Social Design: Research & Practice, Contextual Design Studies, Graphic Design: Developing a Personal Portfolio, Design Research Project, Major Design Project, Professional Design Experience: The Studio, and Professional Design Experience: The Individual Practitioner. You will also take two specialisation unit pairings that include those from Illustration, Photomedia, Interactive Design (Games & Apps) and Graphic Design (Data Visualisation & Motion Design). Practical Experience Throughout your degree you will engage with design briefs that enable you to develop an understanding of professional practice and how your developing areas of interest sit within the contemporary visual communication landscape. In fourth-year, the professional program is linked to an in-house design studio where you will gain experience in a professional environment. You will also develop a major design project and industry-standard portfolio in your chosen design specialisation. An elective internship unit* is available to level three and four students and provides an opportunity to experience a work placement in a design company. A Career in Visual Communication As a Visual Communication graduate, you'll enjoy a broad and exciting range of career options. You may work as a: graphic designer photographer illustrator art director games designer information designer interactive designer web designer design educator The scope and market potential for a specialist visual communication designer is expanding rapidly as new areas of digital and traditional media converge and emerge. If you are interested in becoming a secondary teacher you can study the Bachelor of Design Studies (three-year exit point), followed by our secondary teacher education course. [-]

Bachelor of Design (Communication)

Otago Polytechnic
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 New Zealand Dunedin + 1 more

Want to learn how to present concepts and information creatively and effectively? Keen to gain the skills to craft ideas and tell stories through image, text, sound, moving image and interactive media? [+]

Want to learn how to present concepts and information creatively and effectively? Keen to gain the skills to craft ideas and tell stories through image, text, sound, moving image and interactive media? Communication Design encompasses a wide range of media and processes and in a rapidly expanding global media environment a design qualification will open the doors to an endless array of opportunities. Work in a broad range of creative areas and for a variety of companies, use your vision to challenge the status quo and communicate original and exciting ideas to others. With your passion for design, you could consider a career as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Character Designer, Art Director, Design Project Manager, Design Researcher, Film-Maker, Web Designer or Animator, to name but a few. Study at one of New Zealand's most innovative and progressive communication and graphic design schools and learn about key areas of Communication Design including storytelling, graphic design, photography, branding and advertising, moving image, illustration, web design, interactive media and interaction design. Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the design process, both individually and in groups, while gaining valuable practical experience with a variety of hands-on and community-based projects. Gain over 100 weeks in a design studio environment and benefit from the individual guidance and support offered by highly skilled tutors in our boutique Design School environment. International fee: $22,550 (first year) Awards and Collaborations Otago Polytechnic's School of Design is frequently invited to collaborate on projects with industry. Students have the opportunity to gain practice in real industry settings and network with potential employers. In 2016, Bachelor of Design (Product) student, Jeremy Metherell, designed a hammock in his final year. After 12 prototypes, Jeremy perfected the design – his hammock is now being manufactured and sold by Cactus Outdoor equipment company. Otago Polytechnic students and graduates are often mentioned in the press for winning national and international awards and competitions. Bachelor of Design (Product) graduate, Adam Gorrie, combined his love of mountain biking with product design to create a car-mounted bike-rack / maintenance stand.  He gained distinction for his degree, and won Gold in the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards. Design Communications students Charlotte Boyce, Gabrielle Devereux and Craig Quested won Silver in the Student Graphics section of the Best Design Awards for their ‘International Food Conference Newspaper’.  George Chalmers, also a Design Communications student, won Silver for his “Sugar Coated” newspaper in the same category.  While lecturer, Matt Galloway, won Silver for his “Blue Oyster Poster Series” in the Design Craft Category of the awards. 2016 was also a successful year for our Design Fashion students.  Ivy Jackson-May was chosen for the inaugural paid internship at WORLD fashion brand. Fashion graduate, Anna Ross has seen great success with her skincare and nail polish line, Kester Black.  She was named the 2016 Young Australian Businesswoman of the Year. Skills required Creativity and vision. The ability to see an idea through from concept to reality. Practical ability and good communication skills. An interest in people and the world around you. An enjoyment of working with others. Entry Requirements NCEA Level 3 Three subjects - at  Level 3 or above , made up of: 14 credits each, in three approved subjects,  and Literacy - 10 credits at  Level 2 or above , made up of: 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing,  and Numeracy - 10 credits at  Level 1 or above, made up of: specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects  OR package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627-  all  three required). If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate equivalent qualifications/experience. Mature applicants with work and life experience are encouraged to apply. You must submit a portfolio and may have to undertake an interview. International students  will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements. If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in reading and listening.   Portfolio note Your portfolio should: Be a comprehensive review of your current design achievements, potential and commitment. We are looking for evidence that you are able to be original, versatile and enterprising and that you are committed to creative study in your chosen design field. Within the portfolio: Your portfolio should include work that you feel best represents your creativity and demonstrates your knowledge of and passion for your chosen field of study. It may contain photographs, small original works, sketches, and whatever you feel is visually informative about you and your abilities as a potential fashion/communication/interiors/product designer. Please include process work for some pieces (2-3 approximately). This could include drawings, sources of inspiration, comments etc which demonstrate the development of an idea, i.e. that you are able to develop and research an idea through to a finished design. e.g. painting, graphic work, garment, photograph, a creative textile work or 3-dimensional design, appropriate to your chosen field of study. For secondary school students this work can be anything completed over the last year and may be work that you are developing for NCEA Level 3 portfolios. We do not require finished NCEA boards but you may wish to include development work for these. We would like to see work that has been done as part of class or group projects, but also work which has been self-initiated, and demonstrates interest in your chosen field of study. Portfolio format The portfolio should be in a format appropriate to the work you are showing, i.e. digital (CD) or physical. As a guide, we expect at least 10 X A4 or A3 sheets – a clear binder is a good way to protect your work unless, of course, your portfolio is on CD or being sent by email. If you wish to include garments/samples in your portfolio, please consider providing photographs of your work instead. We have limited storage space and do not wish to risk damage to your work. Please note there is a file size limit of 15MB for the portfolio if you are applying online. Cover letter Explain why you have chosen to apply for the selected programme. This letter should communicate your interest in the discipline and discuss what steps you have already taken to increase your chances of being accepted onto the programme. Please include Curriculum Vitae and your career goals in this letter and any other relevant information. Delivery of your portfolio Please courier or hand-deliver your portfolio to the address below (enclosing a self-addressed, postage-paid courier package in order for your work to be returned after consideration): Customer Services Otago Polytechnic F Block, Forth Street Dunedin 9016 Attn: Student Administrator for Design We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible. Applications are preferred by 30 November (late applications are accepted based on the availability of places in the programme). Additional documentation You must supply certified copies of proof of identify, academic records, proof of residency (where appropriate) and curriculum vitae. You must also include a short letter, explaining your motivations and why you think you would be a good candidate for this degree. Selection procedure Selected applicants may be asked to attend an interview, where they will be invited to discuss their portfolio. Eligible applicants will be selected using a range of identified criteria. Should the number of applicants who meet the selection process requirements exceed the available places, the professional judgement of staff will be used to determine those given immediate entry and those placed on a waiting list. Applicants who do not meet the acceptance criteria will be directed to a path of study to prepare them for application the following year. Provisional Entry: A school leaver or an adult applicant who does not meet all of the entry criteria may be given provisional entry to year 1 at the discretion of the Head of School. Those who successfully complete and pass year 1 will be deemed to have met entry requirements and provisional status will be removed. The interview panel will consist of lecturers who teach on the course, along with an academic leader from the department. Applicants will be selected on merit using professional judgement on the basis of their portfolio of work, evidence of creativity and ability to take a concept through to a model stage and demonstration of the ability to undertake design study at degree level. Successful applicants are all informed before the end of the year and are sent detailed information on enrolment procedures, loans, starting dates for the following year and any information that might be required to facilitate a smooth introduction to the programme. Additional costs A list of equipment, textbooks and resources which must be purchased for this programme are available from the School of Design. Further study options Advance your design skills with our graduate or postgraduate qualifications in Design or Art, or expand your career prospects with a graduate teacher training programme. Programme specific risks Prior to enrolment, you are advised of the programme specific risks in workshops and CAD rooms. This information is provided by way of discussion at interview and written notification with acceptance and you will be required to undertake training before independent use of many types of equipment in workshops and studios. Risks include wood, metal, plastics, textiles, painting plant and equipment. Studying at the school of design Offering small class sizes in immersive studio environments, the School of Design provides you with numerous opportunities to develop and showcase your creative talent. You will be frequently involved in professional presentations, talks, exhibitions, and events, with the year culminating in the 'Excite' exhibition, a highlight on the OP calendar. The School of Design also enjoys strong and frequent links to the local, national and international design community. You will benefit from ongoing networks and opportunities through these associations which will allow you to form contacts within the industry, while at the same time earning credits towards your degree. No matter what your discipline, we offer you the chance to work with 'real' clients, creating design-based solutions and services. Workspace workSpace is a dedicated resource to deliver practical research that solves real world problems. Our staff and student researchers cover diverse disciplines including art, design, information technology and engineering. This represents a new focus for workSpace, with the emphasis on education. [-]

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. [+]

Bachelors in Visual Design in Oceania 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. [-]