Learn about the foundations of design and how they can be applied in sound, light and space.

Your major structure

This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Design.

The Bachelor of Design course structure results in a flexible degree that allows students to explore different fields of study. You can choose your major immediately or make a decision before the beginning of second year.

In the first year of the Bachelor of Design, you will be immersed in a world of design and discovering new concepts and skills. You might be performing on a stage, writing code in a computer lab, contemplating design theory and putting it in to practice, or making 3D models. The subjects you complete in your first year provide the basis for your knowledge of design that will carry through for the rest of your degree.

By your second year you will deepen your understanding of your chosen design disciplines and be able to finalise your selection of majors, minors and specialisations.

In third year you will complete your major requirements. You will also be required to undertake a capstone subject. Capstones are designed to draw together the various theoretical strands. On the completion of third year graduates will possess strong written, oral and visual communication techniques, and will develop practical skills and apply these to problem-solving.

You can take a the following double major options with the Bachelor of Design:

  • Performance Design + Civil Systems
  • Performance Design + Computing
  • Performance Design + Construction
  • Performance Design + Digital Technologies
  • Performance Design + Graphic Design
  • Performance Design + Landscape Architecture
  • Performance Design + Mechanical Systems
  • Performance Design + Property
  • Performance Design + Spatial Systems
  • Performance Design + Urban Planning

Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science or design, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

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