Skip to the content

This internet browser is outdated and does not support all features of this site. Please switch or upgrade to a different browser to display this site properly.

MAJOR

Digital Experience and Interaction Design Major

MJRU-DIGDE

TAUGHT BY: School of Design and the Built Environment

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

N/A

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

This information is relevant for students commencing study in 2020. If you plan to commence study in 2019, please view the current offering.

In the era of online communication – where websites and apps are the go-to for information – digital design must be engaging and accessible.

The Digital Experience and Interaction Design major (previously Digital Design) will give you a comprehensive education in digital design and new media.

It focuses on key principles and techniques in website design, user interface/experience design (UI/UX) and app design to build your creative and technical skills and knowledge.

This major has a strong industry and design research focus. There is an emphasis on concept generation, creative problem solving and aesthetics.

You’ll use current digital technologies to design innovative products and applications as solutions to real-world challenges. Projects are facilitated by experienced staff and industry specialists.

Digital Experience and Interaction Design is offered as part of the Bachelor of Design. You will be able to enhance your degree by selecting to study either two additional minors or one minor and four elective units to support your career goals.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

How to apply

This major sits within the Bachelor of Design degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Design. In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.

Applying as an undergraduate student is easy. For information tailored to your situation, visit our easy to follow instructions to get your application started.

Ready to apply?

Apply now

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge of creative practice in design application, studio practice and critical discourse, contribute to evidence based practice through visual and technical research
  • think critically and reflectively by incorporating creativity within design research, design practice and contemporary professional/industry practice
  • critically evaluate design specific technologies and relevant design literature, synthesise information from a range of sources
  • demonstrate effective audio/visual, spoken, written, graphic and technical communication appropriate to digital design within the confines of professional design practice, writing and production
  • use and discern tools and technologies appropriate and relevant to the design, development, testing and production of digital content and its delivery
  • demonstrate personal awareness of a design specific practice, apply effective self-directed learning skills; sustain an engagement with contemporary practices and the creative industries
  • recognise the significance of international movements and influences in contemporary design and studio practice, understand and utilise international standards in cultural, regulatory and profession practice
  • recognise the importance of cultural diversity and visual language, respect individuals from all cultures, develop cross-cultural collaborations that foster innovation and diversity in design activities, studio practice and production
  • work independently and collaboratively, demonstrating design relevant professional practice and leadership skills, use responsible design, sustainable practices and ethical responsibilities within personal judgements

Why study Digital Experience and Interaction Design Major

  • The Digital Experience and Interaction Design major (previously Digital Design) has a long tradition of providing graduates for the local and global industry.
  • Digital Experience and Interaction Design possesses strong industry links, built up through its staff members. Many of the staff are currently working in industry, and students often work on real world projects.
  • Digital Experience and Interaction Design develops a combination of creativity and up-to-date software skills. This has been instrumental for the employment potential of our graduates, many of whom have found full-time employment both in Australia and overseas.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Graduates may convert student memberships of national professional design bodies, such as the Design Institute of Australia, into full professional memberships following qualification and professional experience.

Career information

Careers

  • UX designer
  • App and web designer / developer
  • Multimedia designer

Industries

  • Advertising / Marketing
  • Media and communications
  • Publishing

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

Apply now

Next steps

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Please view the About offering tab for more information, including how to apply.

I think the best part about my degree was the amount of creative freedom … there were always opportunities for me to hone my skills for the area I was interested in. The course also taught me the fundamentals of art and design, allowing me to become a well-rounded artist who can approach any creative situation with ease and produce work that is both realistic and visually pleasing.

Andrew Joseph

Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: MJRU-DIGDE
  • This offering was last updated on: 27/09/2019