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Digital Experience and Interaction Design
- Digital Experience and Interaction Design Major
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Use digital technologies to design products and applications that solve real-world challenges.
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.
Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers.
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide
(Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)
Gain professional membership to the Australian Graphic Design Association, Australian Web Industry association, Design Institute of Australia, and Perth Advertising and Design Club.
In the era of online communication – where websites and apps are the go-to for information – digital design must be engaging and accessible.
This major 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.
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How this course will make you industry ready
- The course features strong industry links, built up through its staff members. Many of the staff are currently working in industry, ensuring your learning is relevant and reflects best professional practice.
- You can work on real-world projects, giving you valuable industry experience.
- You will develop a combination of creativity and up-to-date software skills, increasing your employment potential both in Australia and overseas.
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Professional membership is available with the Design Institute of Australia.
- UX designer
- App and web designer / developer
- Multimedia designer
- Advertising / Marketing
- Media and communications
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
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:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Please view the Bachelor of Design degree for indicative fees.
How to apply
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- Curtin course code: MJRU-DIGDE
- Last updated on: February 21, 2020