Deakin University

Bachelor of Design - Digital Technologies

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Creative problem-solvers with a love of design and an aptitude for technical IT skills should explore our Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies). Learn about user experience (UX), design strategies, digital technologies and interactive media, to deliver impactful digital solutions for creative and social issues in our changing world. Explore core themes including technological entrepreneurship and innovation, design thinking and collaborative practice. Then customise your degree by choosing electives that spark your interest, such as creative coding, robotics and 3D motion. This unique combination of technical and artistic skills allows you to forge a creative and rewarding career beyond the traditional IT and creative arts streams. Get hands-on experience working on projects with real briefs to develop a strong portfolio of work throughout your studies. Learn the fundamentals of design thinking and strategies, and develop the technical skills required to explore: software design; mobile app design; web design; user interface design; and design for augmented and virtual realities.

Structure

24 credit point course comprising 18 core and 6 electives

Subjects

  • Design thinking, Digital imaging, Digital publication design, Immersive environment design (AR,VR), Mobile app. design, Multimedia design, Software design, Typography, User experience design, Visual communication strategies, Web design

Standard entry requirements

"Current or recent Year 12If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following:Prerequisite subjectsUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.ATARSelection will be based on your performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.Folio and folio presentationAll applicants must complete the online Deakin University folio requirement. Learn more about the folio requirements (https://www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts/portfolio-applications)Higher education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.*VET education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.*Work and life experienceIf you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.** Selection criteriaThis course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Senior secondary prerequisite subjectsUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102), or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study.All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102). Personal statementApplicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course. Learn more about the personal statement (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement).Folio and folio presentationAll applicants must complete the online Deakin University folio requirement. Learn more about the folio requirements (https://www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts/portfolio-applications)STAT Multiple ChoiceApplicants who wish to use a general aptitude test for consideration for entry must complete the STAT (Multiple Choice). Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice test (https://stat.acer.org/au).Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=34&_ga=2.68433684.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102) outlines the principles of selection."

Recognition

Recognised by the Design Institute of Australia

Study pathways

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
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