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Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

In this double degree you’ll combine design creativity with business skills to allow you to take advantage of the commercialisation of visual communication design, interior and spatial design, product design, interaction design and immersive design. You will have a unique range of skills and abilities to bridge the creative-business divide. You’ll gain an understanding of the changing role of design and have the opportunity to experience industry-related and research projects while specialising in selected studio areas. Graduates have a broad range of skills in creative design that they can effectively combine to manage creative ventures from a business perspective. Through your extensive practical experience opportunities, you’ll graduate with strong business networks and the authentic knowledge to apply your skills to a broad range of business environments. You’ll be prepared to work in a variety of design-related roles relevant to your chosen specialisation/s in not-for-profit, government and corporate organisations, as well as in start-ups and entrepreneurial enterprises. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business at GU.

Note

Griffith University will commence making offers on 17 November 2023. Students studying at South Bank are required to attend business courses at Nathan.

Majors

Design: immersive design, interaction design, interior and spatial design, product design, visual communication design. Business: accounting; Asian business; behavioural science; business analytics; economics; employment relations; events; finance; financial planning; financial crime investigation and compliance; human resource management; innovation and entrepreneurship; international business; logistics and supply chain management; management; marketing; political science and international relations; real estate and property development; sport management; sustainable business; taxation; tourism and travel.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Other requirements

It is recommended that students have their own laptop computer by the start of first year. Information on computers, computer configuration and recommended software should be discussed with the course convenor.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements

Prerequisites

Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Fixed closing date

To be considered for portfolio admission, applicants must apply to QTAC, pay the portfolio fee and submit their portfolio to Griffith University by 6 September 2023. Applicants will still be able to apply after this date and be considered for ATAR/Rank admission.

Additional entry requirements

From 2024 there will be two admission pathways to the Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business. Applicants may be considered via one of the following:
Guaranteed ATAR/Rank of 70.00 or above, or via
Portfolio and interview (optional)
Admission via portfolio requires applicants to submit a portfolio and attend an interview. Portfolios are submitted directly to Griffith University via an online submission portal by the 6 September closing date. Portfolio applicants will be invited to attend an interview at Queensland College of Art, South Bank or the Gold Coast campus or via Teams from 25 – 29 September 2023. Visit griffith.edu.au/qca-portfolios for details on portfolio and interview requirements including how to pay for and submit your portfolio. Applicants should also refer to this Portfolio website for the most up to date advice and messaging. Griffith University will commence making offers on 17 November 2023, and continue to make offers to applicants via both portfolio and ATAR/Rank in subsequent offer rounds. However, applicants are encouraged to submit a portfolio and attend an interview even if confident they will meet the ATAR/Rank Guarantee. Applicants must nominate if they wish to be considered via ATAR/Rank and/or Portfolio and interview admission on their QTAC application and pay the $55 non-refundable portfolio submission fee to Griffith University. Griffith VET Guarantee applies to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission. Please note: Double degree admission requires English as a prerequisite, as opposed to assumed knowledge in the single-degree programs.

Assumed knowledge

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
67.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

91.00

71.90

59.15

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.00

76.90

67.05

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

<5*

0

<5*

N/P#

0

11

0

23

Percentage of all students

<5*

0.0%

<5*

N/P#

0.0%

47.8%

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

Depending on your areas of specialisation, you may find roles in graphic design, interior design, product design, digital web design, design management, design education, film and television, theatre, furniture design, digital media, or a variety of design-related roles in not-for-profit, government and corporate organisations, as well as in start-ups and entrepreneurial enterprises.

Membership

Depending on major: Australian Marketing Institute; Australian Institute of Management. Griffith Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, ensuring your degree is recognised internationally for its quality. The accounting major is accredited by Chartered Accountants ANZ and CPA Australia. The financial planning major is accredited by the Financial Advisor Standards (FAS). The human resources major is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). The Bachelor of Design is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia. 

Course Code
236131
Start Date
Nov 2023
Mar 2024
Jul 2024
Nov 2024
Offer rounds

5 Oct 2023
21 Dec 2023
6 Jun 2024

Fee
CSP/$12000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts, Business and Tourism
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Gold Coast
 
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