Design is everywhere – and its importance cannot be understated. Design leads people, companies and futures forward through telling stories, informing, entertaining or doing business.
The Bachelor of Design (BDes) helps you bring your creative ideas to fruition in the commercial world through highly creative and practical programmes. You learn how to think laterally, develop creative ideas and critically evaluate your own work, and the work of other practitioners.
Programme Code: AK3619
Duration: Three years full time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 3 March 2014
Application deadline: 13 September 2013
AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.
The degree is undertaken over three years, with increasing specialisation in your chosen major.
You undertake core studies in Design Studio and Theory. All first year students must take 3 core first year papers: Core Studio Art and Design, Core Theory Art and Design and Creative Process. You also choose elective papers that introduce the 6 majors.
You will build on the conceptual foundations of Year 1 and follow your major pathway. You will develop specific technical knowledge and skills in a context of understanding design processes and theories.
You specialise further in your major and develop specific research-based projects. The degree is structured to emphasise creative development in the early stages and then to bring this creativity into a more professional context.