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Bachelor of Design (Web Design)

Overview

The world of web is yours for the making.

The digital age has given us so much, including millions of websites that would haunt the dreams of many budding designers. But this distinct lack of aesthetic appeal and function is perhaps why web designers are now so highly sought after.

It takes a trained eye and a studied mind to strike a balance between something that works as well as it looks, and this is where we come in. Our bachelor has be designed to open your eyes to the limitless possibilities of web, primarily focusing on interactive and interface design.

You'll be given access to a world-class, studio-based learning environment, developing your skills on the latest software, while building connections and networks with students from other disciplines. Our expert staff will also be guiding you face-to-face, offering their help whenever they can, to make sure you’re not just well-read on web design, but job ready.


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Graduate roles may include

  • Web designer
  • Content Manager
  • Web developer
  • Online Business Manager
  • Search engine optimiser
 

 

Design Industry

Industry in Focus
The Global Graphic Design industry's revenue forecast in 2017 is $58.4 billion. With global Internet usages expected to rise sharply in the next 5 years (at an annual rate of 4.6%), the need for user-friendly websites becomes higher – particularly in the mobile space.*

IBISWorld Industry Report L6723-GL Global Graphic Designers - ibisworld.com.au


 Industry Associations & Partners

ArtsHub logoAustralian Experimental Art FoundationGood Design Awards Australia


  • Notes: Specialisation intakes may vary. Contact your campus for more information.
  • Brisbane
  • Sydney

Course

Your learning experience

  • Start design studio work in trimester 1.
  • Work with a range of talented students and staff, build professional networks, and collaborate on real-world projects.
  • Experience a course designed in collaboration with industry partners, develop the skills the creative industries want.
  • Develop advanced skills in industry-standard software packages, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Acrobat.
  • Build high-level visual thinking and design knowledge – learn the skills the creative industries demand.
  • Learn how to produce advanced designs for web, digital publishing and print.
  • Learn marketing skills relevant to the current industry such as search engine optimisation and development of social media campaigns.
  • Become part of an exceptional creative, multi-disciplinary team: be encouraged to take creative risks, work collaboratively, and develop artistic independence.

Bachelor of Design (Web Design)

The Web Design degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills.

Stages of Design Degree

Stage I – Foundational Skills Development
In Stage I, students will undertake a number of foundational design units which will give students the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to the chosen discipline area, but also give students the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the Design course.

  • Fundamentals of drawing
  • Principles of design
  • Design and layout
  • Interaction design
  • Web design
  • Critical and creative thinking

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Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and Cultural Studies
In Stage II we show students how their Web Design work contributes to and interacts with broader culture and media practice. This knowledge will enable students to work with a variety of other disciplines and artists and expand their potential on the global stage.

Students will complete a number of real-world projects with students not only in their own discipline, but also in all other SAE disciplines.

Stage II has two studio modules with projects based on the bringing the students web design learning together. Students will further explore the elements of interaction design, learning about designing and shaping interactive digital products for use. They will also explore interface design for web and communication devices, learning about making the user experience as simple and easy as possible. Students will work with other designers to visually support usability. Students will also work on design for content management systems, focusing on various aspects such as user control for designers, content editors and front-end programming.

Stage III
Stage III is the final part. Here students will undertake an interdisciplinary project of their choice to be the final and most ambitious portfolio project that they will undertake.

Students will also finalise their studies by undertaking an elective module and completing a compulsory internship.


SAE Institute Australia Fees and Financing

 

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Careers

Career Options

  • Web designer
  • Web developer
  • Content manager
  • Search engine optimiser
  • Online business manager

Employers

SAE design graduates have been involved with well-known companies in advertising, marketing and retail, including:

  • The Printing Place
  • Harvey Norman
  • Berryme Frozen Yogurt
  • World Wide Printing

Modules

Bachelor of Design (Web Design)
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Trimester 1 (1st Year)
Web DesignCritical Thinking in Creative MediaPrinciples of DesignDesign & Layout
Trimester 2
Overview of IndustryDynamic Development 1Interaction DesignProduction 1
Trimester 3
Media StudiesDesign Studio 1
Trimester 4 (2nd Year)
Cultural PerspectivesDesign Studio 2
Trimester 5
Major Project DevelopmentDesign Studio 3
Trimester 6
Work PlacementElectiveMajor Project Production
  • Creative Industry Unit
  • Elective Unit
  • Discipline Specialisation Unit
  • Multi Discipline Unit

Note: 
Elective unit is selected from any other bachelor course, trimester 1 or 2 units.
Studios are professionally oriented production units modelled on real-world work environments. 

Web Design specialisation is not offered at Perth. 

Exit point options:

Option to complete your studies with an Associate Degree of Design after 160 credit points/first prescribed 16 units. The associate degree provides graduates with the basic core skills for entry into the industry, or to cross-skill into a related creative industry. Graduates will have broad technical knowledge and skills at a paraprofessional level.

You will learn

  • Practical design skills
  • Visual thinking
  • Design for web
  • Digital publishing
  • Social media campaigns
  • Interface design
  • Interaction design
  • Content management
  • Industry knowledge
Trimester 1
Web Design
Critical Thinking in Creative Media
Principles of Design
Design & Layout
Trimester 2
Overview of Industry
Dynamic Development 1
Interaction Design
Production 1
Trimester 3
Media Studies
Design Studio 1
Trimester 4
Cultural Perspectives
Design Studio 2
Trimester 5
Major Project Development
Design Studio 3
Trimester 6
Work Placement
Elective
Major Project Production
  • Creative Industry Unit
  • Elective Unit
  • Discipline Specialisation Unit
  • Multi Discipline Unit

Note: 
Elective unit is selected from any other bachelor course, trimester 1 or 2 units.
Studios are professionally oriented production units modelled on real-world work environments. 

Web Design specialisation is not offered at Perth. 

Exit point options:

Option to complete your studies with an Associate Degree of Design after 160 credit points/first prescribed 16 units. The associate degree provides graduates with the basic core skills for entry into the industry, or to cross-skill into a related creative industry. Graduates will have broad technical knowledge and skills at a paraprofessional level.

You will learn

  • Practical design skills
  • Visual thinking
  • Design for web
  • Digital publishing
  • Social media campaigns
  • Interface design
  • Interaction design
  • Content management
  • Industry knowledge

Key Info

  • DURATION(S):

    6 Trimesters

  • INTAKES:

    Feb 2018

    May 2018

    Sep 2018

  • NEXT INTAKE:

    Enrol By: 05 Feb 2018

    Start Date: 05 Feb 2018

    End Date: N/A

  • COURSE TYPE:

    Bachelor

Entry requirements

Applicants for degree courses must satisfy one of the following minimum entry criteria:

  1. Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) or equivalent, OR
  2. Completion of a diploma level qualification issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), OR
  3. Alternative entry for applicants who do not meet the requirements above. For alternative entry options, contact your campus directly for more information.

Fees and Payments

Fees: view our current Fee Schedule for information on SAE course fees.

Payment options: Fee-Help, or upfront trimester instalments.

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