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Undergraduate

Digital Design

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-DIGDE Humanities
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

The Digital Design major allows you to experience the exciting, creative fields within digital design and new media.

This major provides you with a comprehensive theory- and practice-based education in digital design, focusing on key principles and techniques in website design, user interaction / experience design (UI/UX) and app design. You will use digital technologies to develop forward-thinking and innovative design solutions to real-world problems.

The major has a strong industry and design research focus, and you will work on real-world projects, facilitated by experienced staff and industry specialists. There is emphasis on concept generation, creative problem-solving, aesthetics and advanced technical skills in digital technologies using the latest digital production software.

Digital design is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.
 
You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

Other requirements

If you don’t meet the minimum course requirements, you may submit a portfolio and attend an interview. *

* Portfolio entry is only available for entry into Semester One for this course. 

Find out more about portfolio entry.

 

Other prospective students are also encouraged to submit a design portfolio with their application.

 

It is also recommended you attend a group advisory session if you register this major as one of your preferences.

 

Find out more about Humanities' Design Advisory Sessions.

TAFE requirements

A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$6,350*

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

Graduates may convert student memberships of national professional design bodies, such as the Design Institute of Australia, into full professional memberships following qualification and professional experience.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Humanities to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning (CRL).


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Web Designer/Developer
  • User experience designer
  • Digital developer
  • App designer
  • Digital creative director
  • eLearning designer 

*Please note not all majors are offered online

Possible careers

Digital Designer

To pursue a career as a digital designer, we recommend you complement your Digital Design single major with one or more of the following electives:

  • Art Visual Culture
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Photography
  • Visual Learning
  • Instruction Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Digital Animation
  • Art Visual Research
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Business
  • Internet Communications

Why Digital Design?

  • The Digital Design major has a long tradition of providing graduates for the local and global industry.
  • Digital Design possesses strong industry links, built up through its staff members. Many of the staff are currently working in industry, and students often work on real world projects.
  • Digital Design develops a combination of creativity and up-to-date software skills. This has been instrumental for the employment potential of our graduates, many of whom have found full-time employment both in Australia and overseas.