Bachelor of Design
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

If you’re passionate about contemporary design opportunities and designing for a sustainable future, this degree will equip you with the creative and technical skills and insights to rise to future design challenges. It will prepare you for designing future products, services, systems and experiences in a creative and critical way. Our staff are practicing designers with a wide array of industry experience and skills that help create a vibrant studio culture that will inspire and challenge you. You’ll have the opportunity to build your portfolio and cultivate important contacts and networks while working on projects for real clients through our QCAD Live work-integrated learning studios. In partnership with leading experts and industry, you will gain the skills to devise leading-edge strategies and solutions and gain new perspectives on sustainability while advancing your critical and strategic thinking. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Design at GU.


Griffith University will commence making offers on 15 November 2024.


Immersive design, interaction design, interior and spatial design, product design, visual communication design.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Design/B Design.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

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


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 4 September 2024. Applicants will still be able to apply after this date and be considered for ATAR/Rank admission.

Additional entry requirements

There are two admission pathways to the Bachelor of Design. Applicants may be considered via one of the following:
Guaranteed ATAR/Rank of 70.00 or above, or via
Portfolio and interview
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 4 September 2024 closing date. Portfolio applicants will be invited to attend an interview at Queensland College of Art and Design, Brisbane City (South Bank) or the Gold Coast campus or via Teams from 23 – 27 September 2024. Visit 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 15 November 2024, 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

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




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, 2024

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


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Depending on your areas of specialisation, you may find roles in strategic design, product design, interior and furniture design, graphics, design management, communications, UX and service design, digital design, branding and advertising, e-commerce, curating and cultural planning, design research.


The Design Institute of Australia.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

3 Oct 2024
19 Dec 2024
5 Jun 2025
Regular offers will be made

CSP/$8500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Gold Coast