Bachelor of Design Monash University

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Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Combine imagination with logic, take advantage of emerging technologies, and add value to our culture and economy, through Communication Design or Industrial Design.

Graduate with the Bachelor of Communication Design and you'll have sophisticated skills in visual communication, multimedia, interactivity and motion graphics, because we know industry requires innovative, adaptable designers who can design for the platform that best meets its needs.

Graduate with the Bachelor of Industrial Design and you'll be equipped to develop effective, attractive and marketable products, systems and services, from initial concept to final prototype, and to make designs that can be put into production.

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Central to Design at Monash are the discipline-specific design studios in Communication or Industrial Design. In studio you will investigate ideas and experiment with processes particular to your discipline of choice. You will put your knowledge and ideas into practice, solving problems, creating and making.

The wide range of elective units and interdisciplinary studios offered will challenge you to think outside the box, as you collaborate with peers and mentors from across our unique mix of Fine Art, Design and Architecture programs. The opportunity to study a double degree will allow you to graduate with a complementary qualification, adding to your options.

You can also enrich your learning experience at the Monash University Prato Centre in Tuscany. Located in an 18th-century palazzo just 20 kilometres northwest of Florence, this immersive study experience offers access to some of the best art galleries, museums and design work in the world.

The links between design, society and the environment will be illuminated as you research contemporary issues. Industry case studies will assist you to understand strategy in the design process, learn the practical business requirements of commercial design studios and acquire the negotiation, teamwork, communication and project management skills required for your future design projects.

Industrial design will prepare you for professional employment in the field of industrial design and related areas of design or industry and commerce. Industrial design is concerned with the research and development of design in consumer and industrial products used by people. These range from industrial equipment to motor vehicles and from medical equipment to domestic appliances. The industrial designer works as a part of a team involving engineering, production and marketing.


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A Bachelor of Communication design from Monash opens an exciting array of career options in design studios, advertising, media companies, gaming, television,...

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April 2018
Year completed 2016

I completed the Bachelor of Communication Design

There was no industry focus - no work experience. Whereas other uni's providing the same course had a work experience program that you had to do in order to finish the course.

My advice to future students is: Go to somewhere that is very industry focused.

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