Bachelor of Design

Program code

1189

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

14

OP 2019

68

Rank 2019 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Design (BDes), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 60 credit points for a major; AND
      • 60 credit points for a second major, or
      • 60 credit points for free-choice elective courses.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Program options

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course  240
OR
Tri 1,2   Students required to complete the English Language Enhancement course  240

For students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1531QCA Making Visual Media  10
Tri 1 1532QCA Creative Research Methodologies  10
Tri 1 1530QCA Applied Practice  10
Tri 1 1534QCA Creative Visual Strategies  10
Tri 2 1537QCA Histories and Theories of Design  10
Tri 2 1704QCA Still and Moving Image  10
Tri 2 1502QCA Design Lab Experience  10
Tri 2 1533QCA Content Production and Curation  10

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   One Design major courses  40
AND
Tri 1,2   Second Design major courses  40
OR
Tri 1,2   One Design major courses  40
AND
Tri 1,2 or 3   Free-choice electives  40

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3580QCA Design Lab Practice  10
Tri 1 3579QCA Business Practices in Creative Industries  10
Tri 1,2   One Design major courses  20
AND
Tri 1,2   Second Design major courses  20
OR
Tri 1,2   One Design major courses  20
AND
Tri 1,2 or 3   Free-choice electives  20
Tri 2 3646QCA Action Research Studio  20

For students required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1531QCA Making Visual Media  10
Tri 1 1532QCA Creative Research Methodologies  10
OR
Tri 1 5904LHS Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 1530QCA Applied Practice  10
Tri 1 1534QCA Creative Visual Strategies  10
Tri 2 1537QCA Histories and Theories of Design  10
Tri 2 1704QCA Still and Moving Image  10
Tri 2 1502QCA Design Lab Experience  10
Tri 2 1533QCA Content Production and Curation  10

Note 1: Students required to undertake 5904LHS must complete 1532QCA in Year 2 in place of a free-choice elective.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1532QCA Creative Research Methodologies (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2   Design major courses  40
AND
Tri 1,2 or 3   Free-choice electives  30

Note 1: Students who completed 5904LHS in Year 1 must complete 1532QCA in Year 2.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3580QCA Design Lab Practice  10
Tri 1 3579QCA Business Practices in Creative Industries  10
Tri 1,2   Design major courses  20
AND
Tri 1,2 or 3   Free-choice electives  20
Tri 2 3646QCA Action Research Studio  20

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2681QCA Typography and Print  10
Tri 1 2683QCA Design and Branding  10
Tri 2 2682QCA Typography and Expression  10
Tri 2 2684QCA Design and Entrepreneurship  10

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3598QCA Typography and Context  10
Tri 2 3599QCA Design and Communications  10

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2656QCA IDE 1  10
Tri 1 2657QCA Interior Technology  10
Tri 2 2658QCA IDE 2  10
Tri 2 2659QCA Sustainable Environments  10

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3636QCA IDE 3  10
Tri 2 3637QCA IDE 4  10

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2640QCA Introduction to 3D Printing   10
Tri 1,2 2639QCA Digital Modelling for Design  10
Tri 2 2648QCA Product Design Studio  10
Tri 1,2 2604QCA 3D Digital Modelling for Manufacturing  10

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3618QCA 3D Design Studio   10
Tri 2 3619QCA Digital Making: Objects and Furniture  10

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2672QCA 3D Modelling for Visualisation  10
Tri 1 2673QCA Motion Graphics  10
Tri 2 2674QCA Constructing Virtual Worlds  10
Tri 2 2675QCA Designing Immersive Environments  10

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3641QCA Spatial and Photorealistic Visualisation  10
Tri 2 3642QCA Experimental and Generative Design  10

The elective groupings below are provided to assist you in choosing electives that align with your career interests. You are not limited to selection from any one group and you can select from across the elective interest groups. Please note that in some groups first year courses are required as foundation courses. You may also choose Undergraduate free-choice elective from across the University provided prerequisites are met.

Digital Arts and Design
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2701QCA 3D Modelling for Interaction  10
Tri 1 2993QCM Creative Audio  10
Tri 2 2617QCA Mobile Play  10
Tri 2 2703QCA Wearable Technology  10
Tri 1 3614QCA Experimental Media  10
Tri 2 3643QCA Interactive Installations  10
Drawing and Illustration
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2362QCA Drawing 1  10
Tri 1,3 2368QCA Life Drawing  10
Tri 1,3 2373QCA Illustration and Publication  10
Tri 2 2363QCA Drawing 2  10
Fine Art (South Bank only)
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1322QCA Studio Foundations 1  20
Tri 2 1323QCA Studio Foundations 2  20
Tri 1,2 1324QCA Drawing Foundations  10
Tri 1 2386QCA Expanded Practice 1  10
Tri 1 2387QCA Expanded Practice 2  10
Tri 2 3368QCA Expanded Practice 3  10
Tri 2 3369QCA Expanded Practice 4  10
Graphic and Comunication Design
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2681QCA Typography and Print  10
Tri 1 2683QCA Design and Branding  10
Tri 2 2682QCA Typography and Expression  10
Tri 2 2684QCA Design and Entrepreneurship  10
Tri 1 3598QCA Typography and Context  10
Tri 2 3599QCA Design and Communications  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3593QCA Professional Practice 1  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3594QCA Professional Practice 2  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3595QCA Professional Practice 3  10
Interior Design and Environments
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2656QCA IDE 1  10
Tri 1 2657QCA Interior Technology  10
Tri 2 2658QCA IDE 2  10
Tri 2 2659QCA Sustainable Environments  10
Tri 1 3636QCA IDE 3  10
Tri 2 3637QCA IDE 4  10
Photography (Gold Coast)
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2651QCA Digital Photography  10
Tri 1 2686QCA The Photographic Message  10
Tri 1 2652QCA Introduction to Photo Media Practice  10
Tri 2 2619QCA The Photo Studio  10
Tri 2 2621QCA Multimedia Storytelling for Publication  10
Tri 2 2687QCA Photo Illustration  10
Photography (South Bank)
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2833QCA Lighting as Visual Language  10
Tri 1 2801QCA Photo Art 1: The Real Thing  10
Tri 2 2802QCA Photo Art 2: Subversion  10
Tri 1 3821QCA Photo Art 3: Space and Place  10
Tri 2 3889QCA Photo Art 4: One Night Only  10
Product and 3D Design
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2640QCA Introduction to 3D Printing   10
Tri 1 2639QCA Digital Modelling for Design  10
Tri 2 2648QCA Product Design Studio  10
Tri 2 2604QCA 3D Digital Modelling for Manufacturing  10
Tri 1 3618QCA 3D Design Studio   10
Tri 2 3619QCA Digital Making: Objects and Furniture  10
Visualisation and Immersive Design
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2672QCA 3D Modelling for Visualisation  10
Tri 1 2673QCA Motion Graphics  10
Tri 2 2674QCA Constructing Virtual Worlds  10
Tri 2 2675QCA Designing Immersive Environments  10
Tri 1 3641QCA Spatial and Photorealistic Visualisation  10
Tri 2 3642QCA Experimental and Generative Design  10