Bachelor of Arts (Digital Design)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 24 units
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Awarded by: Curtin University

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About this course

Enter the exciting design field of multimedia and interactivity, with this online Bachelor of Arts (Digital Design) course. Offered by Open Universities Australia in conjunction with Curtin University, this undergraduate course will equip you with the technical expertise and foundational design knowledge needed to work across video games, animation, website design and app development.

The undergraduate syllabus covers everything to get your ideas off the ground from idea generation and concept mock-ups through to execution across a range of different mediums. With this highly practical coursework and theoretical learnings under your belt, you'll be able to work as a UX designer, animator, 3D modeller and website designer.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place in this degree, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an Australian citizen residing in Australia, a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia or a permanent visa holder residing in Australia

AND

  • Have successfully passed 4 OUA units

If you haven't passed 4 OUA units, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Hold a Tertiary Entrance Ranking of 70 (TER, ATAR or equivalent)
  • Achieve a minimum of 145 in all sections of the STAT
  • Have successfully completed a full semester (four standard units) of an undergraduate degree at an Australian university
  • Have successfully completed a Certificate IV or higher VET qualification
  • Have completed an enabling course through an Australian university

Areas of study

In this digital design course, the subjects you will study include:

Core units – complete all: 

  • Academic and professional communications
  • Art and creativity
  • Animation design introduction
  • Art and design fundamentals
  • Historical issues in art and design
  • Animation and special-effects compositing
  • Internet design: Introduction
  • Internet interactivity design
  • Motion graphics design: Introduction (from 2016)
  • Universal design principles (from 2016)
  • Internet dynamic environment design
  • Internet delivery design
  • Advanced animation (from 2016)
  • Digital portfolio development (from 2016)

Elective units – Pick 10 from any OUA undergraduate units.

Recommended electives include:

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How will this course advance my career?

By completing this bachelor program, you’ll be equipped with the industry skills and technical expertise to pursue a career as a design professional in the field of interactive and digital design.

Potential career outcomes include:

  • Website designer
  • User experience (UX) designer
  • 2D and 3D designer
  • App designer
  • Animator
  • Video game designer

How else will I benefit from this bachelor degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Arts (Digital Design) from Curtin University.
  • Receive the same qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Flexible study: studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Government financial support available through HECS-HELP.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
  • Government financial support through HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying with OUA allows you the opportunity to study single units.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
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