Bachelor of Design

Program code

1189

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$29,500.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

020086A

Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English

Why choose this program?

This program prepares graduates for diverse professional practice as designers through practical and theoretical learning. First year focuses on the development of manual and technological skills, design thinking, problem-defining and solving. Students will gain an understanding of the changing role of design and how they can become leaders in the industry. In the following years students work on industry-related and research projects and specialise in selected studio areas.

Majors

  • Graphic and Communication Design
  • Interior Design and Environments
  • Product and 3D Design
  • Visualisation and Immersive Design

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Design is offered full-time and part-time on-campus at South Bank and Gold Coast.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

In this program, Visual Communication Design students may be required to attend the QCA Liveworm studio to undertake work experience. External intern placements for Visual Communication, Interior and Product Design students will also be available.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for work in Graphic design, Interior design, Product design, Digital web design, Design management, Design education, Film and Television, Theatre, Furniture design, and Digital media.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Design is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of this program may continue their studies by undertaking the Bachelor of Design (Honours) (2043) or one of the various postgraduate offerings at QCA.

Students wishing to transfer to the Bachelor of Design Futures (Honours) (1393) may do so at any point in their degree. However, students graduating with a Bachelor of Design will not be eligible to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Design Futures (Honours).

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Design (1189)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $29,500.00
2019 Fee Band 28.0 $350.00 $28,000.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information

Additional fee information

Additional resource costs for undergraduate Visual Arts studies.