Minors for Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Visual Arts

You can study the following minors when you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Design or the Bachelor of Visual Arts:

Cinematic Arts

Discover the magic of filmmaking processes. Explore cinematic language and production techniques, then apply your new skills and understanding to create a moving image work of your own.

Papers are delivered over one semester and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory papers alongside studio and specialist papers in the minor that you have selected.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following papers:

Creative Entrepreneurship

Discover business for creative concepts - covering economics, innovation, creative entrepreneurship, strategic thinking, branding and marketing.

Papers are delivered over one semester and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory papers alongside studio and specialist papers in the minor that you have selected.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the papers below, including a Level 7 paper or both compulsory core papers ARDN502 and ARDN702, in addition to 30 points from DESN600, DESN601, MARS501, ENTR501 of which at least one paper or 15 points must be at level 6.

Design for Sustainability

Discover how art and design can contribute to a new future where both people and our planet will prosper. Explore ecological and social aspects of design for sustainability.

Papers are delivered over one semester and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory papers alongside studio and specialist papers in the minor that you have selected.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following papers:

Digital Fabrication

Use the latest advanced technologies including 3D printing, computer controlled CNC cutting, milling and routing, and laser cutting to produce three-dimensional work. You’ll gain an understanding of how digital fabrication can be a driver for your creative ideas, through to your final product.

Papers are delivered over one semester and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory papers alongside studio and specialist papers in the minor that you have selected.

Enrolment in this minor is subject to approval from the Art & Design Minors, Head of Department.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following papers:

Design Thinking

Design thinking is a mindset and set of creative methods that can be used to interrogate, understand and solve real-life business, social and environmental problems.

Working collaboratively with others, you'll learn to develop an understanding of the needs of the people you're designing for, experiment and explore creative ideas, and create physical and experiential design solutions.

This minor is aimed at students who are interested in developing design thinking expertise to support their major discipline area.

Minor must include

60 points from papers listed below including DESN501 with at least 15 points at level 7

Level 5 papers

Level 6 papers

Level 7 papers

Experimental Surface Design

Explore the language of surface pattern and fabrication, create innovative and experimental fabrics and surface designs. This minor supports the development of work across a range of disciplines and potential applications. Emphasis is placed upon the importance of learning through making and the relationship between the maker, the process of making and the work.

Papers are delivered over one semester and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you'll study and complete core compulsory papers alongside studio and specialist papers in the minor that you have selected.

Enrolment in this minor is subject to approval from the Art & Design Minors, Head of Department.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following papers:

Game and Play Design

Gain and apply practical game design knowledge to playful experiences of digital media, wearables, physical spaces, objects, social networks, performances, boardgames, video games and more.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following papers:

Motion Capture

Explore a series of MoCap applications in state-of-the-art facilities, including performance capture for pre-visusualisation, 3D animation, visual effects, gaming, virtual reality and experimental practice. Become an expert in a variety of approaches to motion capture with a range of production and post-production tools and techniques.

Papers are delivered over one semester and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory papers alongside studio and specialist papers in the minor that you have selected.

Enrolment in this minor is subject to approval from the Art & Design Minors, Head of Department.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following papers:

Photographic Practice

Explore fundamentals of digital camera technologies, lighting, post-production and editing, along with implications of photographic representation and communication.

Papers are delivered over one semester and are worth 15 points each. You'll need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you study and complete core compulsory papers alongside studio and specialist papers in the minor that you have selected.

Enrolment in this minor is subject to approval from the Art & Design Minors, Head of Department.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following papers:

Temporary Practices/Temporary Publics

Create multidisciplinary projects that explore social and public contexts to produce temporary events and durational artworks. Be part of a group of artists and designers working together (or independently) to make site-specific works, pop-up events, residencies, installations, interventions, ephemera and publications.

Papers are delivered over one semester and are worth 15 points each. You will need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you will study and complete core compulsory papers alongside studio and specialist papers in the minor that you have selected.

Enrolment in this minor is subject to approval from the Art & Design Minors, Head of Department.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following papers:

Urban Practices

Discover how cities touch and influence nearly everything in contemporary life. Explore and create art and design responses to city situations, including interpreting and understanding urban experience to better intervene into and transform it.

Papers are delivered over one semester and are worth 15 points each. You will need to complete 60 points for the entire minor. In each year, you will study and complete core compulsory papers alongside studio and specialist papers in the minor that you have selected.

Enrolment in this minor is subject to approval from the Art & Design Minors, Head of Department.

Available as a minor only.

Minor must include

60 points from the following papers:

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees

Add an additional major or a minor to your bachelor’s degree and study another area that interests you. You can choose from a wide range of additional majors or minors.

Additional majors and minors for bachelor’s degrees