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Bachelor of Design

Course code W64New in 2020

In this course students can specialise in one of three areas: Fashion, Visual and Spatial Design, and Games and Interactive Design.

In Fashion, students work fundamentally with garment as a site of expression and signifier of self that can carry narratives and reference histories; Visual and Spatial Design involves making visual and spatial products, services and environments through graphic and spatial design thinking to improve communities; while in Games and Interactive Design, students get the opportunity to create original digital interactive products and services that impact on audiences and address user experiences (UX).

Students will explore the impact design has on history and on the future development of local, national and global communities. The course will provide opportunities for students to collaborate locally and internationally. The design majors, run by experienced graphic, spatial, digital, fashion and service design professionals and researchers at the forefront of design in Western Australia, encourage the sustainable use of materials, images and ideas as vehicles for exploration in relation to environments and individual people in real world and online contexts.

Students develop transferable visual and spatial problem identification, ideation, and prototyping skills to establish their own place in the world, with a personal style, career opportunities and entrepreneurial skills.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

W64

Fees

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

W64

CRICOS code

0100519

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

3 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 1: Study part-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study part-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Students will be required to complete eight core units (120 credit points)

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH1100Communicating Ideas15
SAH1150Creativity15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH1200Media and Culture15
SAH1250Storytelling and Meaning15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH2110Identity15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH2200Audience Perception and Experience15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH3100Personal and Professional Planning15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SAH3200Industry and Community 15

Students are also required to complete an eight unit major (120 credit points) from within the Bachelor of Design: Visual & Spatial Design, Fashion or Games and Interactive Design.

Students are required to complete a further eight units (120 credit points) in the form of an eight unit major, minor(s), and/or elective units. These may be selected from anywhere within the university. Units within this course should be completed in year sequence (e.g. all first-year units should be completed before proceeding to second-year units).

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate Design specific solutions/responses
  2. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise/synthesise complex Design knowledge/problems
  3. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and technical/practical Design situations
  4. Communicate Design knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence
  5. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence
  6. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and scholarship and/or professional practice
  7. Use digital technologies and Design related literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources
  8. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate Design methods

Fees and Scholarships

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Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Employment is available in Service Design, Graphic Design, Spatial Design, Healthcare Design, Strategic Design, UX (User Experience Design), Web Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Game Design. Increasingly, Design is a valued skill in a range of ancillary industries and students can work in transdisciplinary areas such as designing games for education and training, working with architectural design companies to create visualisations, and plan and manage public space, work with information industries such as libraries, archives and museums. The course equips students in managing projects, clients, and their roles in teams as well as the generic skills required to adapt to a rapidly evolving industry.

Possible future job titles

Graphic Designer, Spatial Designer, Service Designer, Web Designer, Fashion Designer, Game Designer, Interior Designer, Conceptual Artist, Illustrator, Sketch-noter

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