Our Bachelor of Design takes a unique, multidisciplinary approach that leads to innovative thinking and design practice. With a focus on the issues of sustainability, climate change, globalisation, new technologies and social consciousness, innovation lives at the core of our approach.
The design,planning and architecture industry includes careers associated with the process of planning, designing and constructing buildings and structures. They may design specifically for functional or artistic features according to requests made by clients. They should be aware of the style and methods of designing physical structures and spatial areas. One of the main tasks associated with these occupations lies in factoring all aspects of an areas or buildings location, budget, functional necessities and aesthetic aspirations to create a suitable design.
Architects,planners, designers and landscape architects design, plan and manage a wide variety of buildings and landscape areas for commercial, industrial, recreational or residential uses. They must have knowledge of spatial areas and uses as well as construction factors influencing layout and design. Architects typically work a Monday to Friday work week, but may be required to work evenings or weekends to meet deadlines, work with clients or oversee construction progress. They mainly work in an office setting or workshop consulting with clients and designing drawings and graphic images of projects. They can also work in the field surveying land and overseeing work in their projects.
Additional careers in the planning,design and architecture industry include draftspersons, urban planners and interior designers and decorators. Interior designers utilise interior space and organise it in a way that enriches living and work spaces for residential and commercial areas. They should have a solid understanding of space functions as well as the ways in which design and decoration enhance work efficiency or psychological well-being. Interior decorators work to plan and design the decor of offices, residences, hotels and other interior environments. They should have a thorough understanding of functionality and aesthetic features to determine decoration themes, colour schemes and materials and patterns used to decorate spaces.
Urban and regional planners design and implement plans and advice for urban and rural land use. They provide information for environmental, economic and social factors affecting land development. They must have knowledge of spatial areas and uses as well as construction factors influencing layout and design. They typically analyse a variety of factors influencing land use and advise authorities, designers and builders on proper uses and restrictions of the land.
No matter which area individuals work in the design and architecture field, most professionals enjoy designing and being creative with new designs for buildings and spaces. They should be critical and creative thinkers as well as have artistic and technical skills using computer programs to create digital designs. The career prospects for professionals in the field are high, especially for those with creative and artistic talents. Individuals hoping to start a career in design and architecture will require a bachelors degree in architecture or relevant study and benefit greatly from internships with firms while still in school. This can help students gain entry level positions upon graduation.
Study a Bachelor of Design at UC and you will:learn the aesthetic, functional, economic and socio-political dimensions of Designdiscover how design operates in a rapidly changing, technologically innovative and socially conscious worldgain the specialised knowledge and the broader problem solving and creative thinking skills needed to be a designer todayhave the opportunity to develop areas of personal inspiration through a choice of majors in landscape design, industrial design and/or interior architecturebe ready to work in an exciting, complex and multidisciplinary industry.
Programme Structure You will have the unique advantage of learning from and contributing to Canberra, Australia's National Capital and an internationally recognized model of a designed - landscape city. The broad spectrum of skills and knowledge acquired by our graduates makes them very popular with employers.The Bachelor of Design develops your knowledge and skills in creative thinking, visual communication, technology, 2D and 3D design.
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Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements You must provide certified evidence of your current English proficiency level including: English tests, transcripts and award certificates You must provide certified evidence of academic transcripts and award certificates. Transcripts should indicate if the academic requirements of the course are incomplete /complete or if the award has been conferred Subject descriptions must be provided for International Qualifications and may be requested for Domestic Qualifications if required. Not providing this documentation with your application could delay the outcome Supplementary Applications may be required including: proformas, referee reports, student statements and research proposals