AUT’s double degrees in design and business combine creative talents with business acumen. If you are looking for a career in design, these double degrees help you gain a solid foundation in business as part of your studies; essential if you are planning to run your own business or want to advance a product or service in the marketplace. The combination is offered in response to enquiries from students wishing to do both degrees.
The Bachelor of Design delivers majors in Communication Design (formerly Graphic Design), Digital Design, Fashion Design, Product Design, Spatial Design and Textile Design, which give emerging designers the opportunity to advance their creative practice. Business majors that are particularly useful if you want to earn a living off your creative skills include Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Sustainable Enterprise, Marketing and Management. The Bachelor of Business also has its own dedicated Design major, which teaches new types of creative thinking skills especially relevant to the overlap between design and business.
By studying both degrees you develop design skills for roles in business, including the ability to create high value products, services and brands, and to balance creative design and strategic thinking to complement design and business.
You can complete these double degrees in four years if you enrol in Summer School papers and do the business co-operative education paper over Summer School at the end of your third or fourth year. Otherwise you will complete the double degrees during your fifth year.
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You apply for both programmes separately and meet the entry requirements for both programmes.
Bachelor of Design
Bachelor of Business
Applications for admission to our Undergraduate programmes, the Bachelor of Design and the Bachelor of Visual Arts, for 2018 is Friday September 29. Completed applications (including portfolio) submitted by this time will have priority. Acceptance into these programmes is based on academic achievement, the work submitted in a portfolio, and if required, an interview.
Last updated: 06-Jun-2017 10.22am
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