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Design - Education (Secondary), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 55 months
University rank #43 (QS) ,
The Design - Education (Secondary) program from University of New South Wales will prepare you for a professional career in design and qualify you to work as a visual arts and design teacher.


The Design - Education (Secondary) program from University of New South Wales allows students to pursue a teaching specialisation in visual arts, with the option of a second teaching specialisation in graphics and multimedia technology.

Alongside the theoretical aspects of education, we place great importance on practical experience.

In your final two years, you will develop skills in classroom competence and spend up to 80 days in supervised teaching in at least two secondary-school contexts.

Career opportunities

  • Secondary-school teacher
  • Corporate trainer
  • Graphic design and digital media producer
  • Brand identity and advertising consultant
  • Film, television and mobile producer


This degree is accredited by NSW Education Standards Authority as an initial teaching qualification for both government and non-government secondary schools throughout Australia and is widely accepted as a teaching qualification internationally.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 55 months
  • Credits
    216 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Studio 1 - Design Narratives
  • Design Studio 2 - Design Communication
  • Design Studio 3 - Collaborative Industry/Stakeholder Project
  • Design Studio 4 - Interdisciplinary Project
  • Design Studio 5 - Design Studio Proposal
  • Design Studio 6 - Design Studio Project
  • 3D Visualisation 1 - 3D Virtual Objects
  • Object 1 - Objects and the Hand
  • Experience 1 - Spaces and Senses
  • Graphics 1 - Image and Type
  • Interaction 1 - Principles and Practices
  • Textiles 1 - Concepts and Context

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 098279C

  • You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations and this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.
  • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you will be given an offer to study at UNSW.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44680 AUD per year and a duration of 55 months.
  • National

    7387 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7387 AUD per year and a duration of 55 months.
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