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Bachelor of Design

Australian National University

CRICOS provider number: 00120C TEQSA provider ID: PRV12002

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About

Combine cutting-edge digital practices with internationally-renowned art and craft studio disciplines in Bachelor of Design. Design students will benefit from deep immersion in digital, manual and theoretical studies and a wide overview of creative practices. From coding, to making, to manufacture, students apply hands-on design to digital and physical materials. Students delve into web design, data visualisation, and interaction design, and experiment in studios to develop expertise in the latest digital form and fabrication processes. This degree prepares students with transferable knowledge and skills required to make their mark on a rapidly changing world.

Areas of study

Animation, ceramics, creative code, data visualisation, design, front-end web design, furniture, glass, gold and silversmithing, graphic design, photography, printmaking, product design, textiles, user-experience design, video, visual communication.

Career opportunities

Design professional (graphic, web, interactive, product, gaming, UX); designer/maker (product, textile, jewellery, fashion, furniture, glass and ceramics); manager/administrator (project manager, organisational designer, systems designer).

Honours

Available as an additional year, subject to progress requirements.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government pays part of the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Information about ANU student contributions.

Essential requirements for admission

Year 12 qualification: ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or NSW HSC, or equivalent.

Portfolio and interview: Entry is based on meeting both the minimum qualification requirement and a successful assessment of suitability via an interview and portfolio assessment.

In addition to submitting a UAC application, you must register for an interview. Application steps and closing dates.

Co-curricular or service experience (Year 12 or IB applicants only): Applicants must demonstrate at least two of the following seven skills: community engagement, inclusion and awareness of diversity, communication, leadership, personal responsibility, teamwork, creative and critical thinking. Check if you meet the ANU co-curricular or service requirement.

Admission criteria

Refer to the ANU general admission criteria.

Student profile

View the ANU student profile.

Further information

View all details of this course on the ANU website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2023 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
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Combined options
ANU flexible double degree options allow you to create your own study program.