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Design

The study of Design combines creativity, art, and technology to communicate ideas effectively.

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Design as a subject is only available for the qualifications listed on this page. For a list of the subjects (majors) available for the Bachelor of Design, please go to BDes.

Design comprises a well-balanced combination of analytical, technological and creative abilities.

You can study a Certificate in the field of Design (Cert(Des)) or a Diploma in the field of Design (Dip(Des)) with a focus on any of the following subjects:

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500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
DSIGN532Information Visualisation20A (Hamilton)
This paper aims to provide an awareness of the potential offered by information visualisation techniques, a familiarity with the underlying concepts, and an understanding and ability to effectively design and apply information visualisations in a given context.
DSIGN551Studio Management20A (Hamilton)
This paper covers the management of design projects in the studio. It is intended for those aiming for a future senior position in a design studio, or those managing freelance teams.
DSIGN581Design Research Methods20A (Hamilton)
Write a report based on the investigation of a topic that is negotiated with a supervisor.
DSIGN589Directed Study20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
DSIGN590Directed Study20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
DSIGN591Design Dissertation and Realisation20X (Hamilton)
Write a dissertation and undertake a publically exhibited realisation on a research topic negotiated with a supervisor.
DSIGN592Design Dissertation and Realisation20X (Hamilton)
Write a dissertation and undertake a publically exhibited realisation on a research topic negotiated with a supervisor.
DSIGN593Design Thesis and Realisation20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
DSIGN594Design Thesis and Realisation20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MEDIA501Theory and Research in Action20A (Hamilton)
This paper identifies the constraints and freedoms of research methods, and places a strong emphasis on research as an intellectual, theoretical, and processual activity as well as the roles of interdisciplinary projects in creating unique methodological and conceptual media research.
MEDIA504Media Design and Aesthetics20A (Hamilton)
Audio-visual media are undergoing continual transformations that question the roles of makers and audiences alike. Students are encouraged to experiment with sensory perception in order to question current notions of aesthetics in relation to cultural practices and media creations. This process of reflection encourages critical per...

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