Design (Honours) (Interactive and Visual Design), Bachelor

Design (Honours) (Interactive and Visual Design), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
This course is delivered through QUT’s internationally renowned School of Design. It has an interdisciplinary focus that embraces twenty-first century design practice and offers a unique combination of traditional design skills and new technologies within a creative studio setting. 

About

This course prepares you to work as a visual communication designer across traditional and new interactive media forms. The combination of strong visual communication skills with studies in interaction and experience design ensures that you have the profile of experience required to succeed in a highly competitive design sector. You will be able to work in a wide range of design practices, from creative advertising to interaction design, leading projects from the conceptual stages through to production and publication.

Why choose this course?

This course is delivered through QUT’s internationally renowned School of Design. It has an interdisciplinary focus that embraces twenty-first century design practice and offers a unique combination of traditional design skills and new technologies within a creative studio setting. Covering design for technologies such as smart phones, data tablets and urban screens, this course provides you with the skills and knowledge required to become a creative and innovative designer. A focus on experimentation, creativity, imagination and design thinking prepares you for a role as a leader in a rapidly changing industry. This exciting combination will give you the competitive edge required to gain employment in the contemporary design industry where the ability to work across new and traditional media is highly valued.

Our studio approach provides you with a fertile environment to develop your creative and technical skills. A focus on experience design and design innovation allows you to explore a range of media and technologies and develop your own personal design style leading to a unique portfolio of design work. You can select a second major from a wide range of study areas offered in business, creative media,design or information technology.

Throughout the course, you will work on individual design projects as well as collaborate on industry-based, interdisciplinary team projects. The course provides you with opportunities to undertake industry placements with leading national and international design firms. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to create and exhibit a major design work at the graduate exhibition.

Throughout your course you will learn from a teaching team, which is recognised nationally and internationally for their research, as well as their design and creative works. You will have the opportunity to participate in work-led research groups and projects in the areas of urban informatics, transmedia, game design, interactive environments, electronic arts and creative media.

Career outcomes

Graduates are in high demand and work in advertising agencies, design firms, computer game studios, new media production companies and cultural institutions. Graduates are employed in the roles of:

  • visual interaction designer
  • web designer
  • communication designer
  • graphic designer
  • digital media designer
  • brand strategist
  • interface designer
  • experience designer
  • creative director
  • user researcher, or
  • information designer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 credit points alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • understand the breadth of design process and theory
  • acquire technical skills
  • implement your designs across multiple media—from print through to digital
  • three foundation units covering design, design history and sustainability 
  • units in visual communication, image production, web design, interaction design and design thinking

Year 2

  • deepen your visual and interaction design skills
  • focus on contemporary web interfaces - desktop, tablet and mobile platforms
  • study typography, visual communication theories, generative design processes and interaction design methodologies
  • commence your second major in areas such as 3D computer graphics, advertising, animation, architecture, art history, fashion design, film and TV, game design, industrial design, interior design, online environments, marketing, public relations or visual arts

Year 3

  • advanced studies through complex design projects
  • incorporate advanced visual and interaction design methodologies
  • study visual information design, tangible and embodied media, and contemporary issues 
  • undertake industry internships in leading design firms locally and nationally as part of your studies
  • enrol in high-profile projects or international study tours

Year 4

  • complete a design-led research project - develop your own project, or work on highprofile real-world design projects led by QUT researchers and industry partners
  • develop a body of work that distinguishes and advances your design interests
  • design research methods and professional practice studies support this area of study and provide a context for design practice and a pathway to your career

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    31900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    31900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 2018: $31900 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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