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Bachelor of Design Arts

Incorporating Craft+Design Workshops

Bachelor of Design Arts

Gilbert Riedelbauc​h
Megan Jackson
Cinnamon Lee
Ashley Eriksmoen
H Wilson
Henry Pilcher
Janet De Boos
Elliot Bastion
Blanche Tilden
Johannes Kuhnen
Jon Goulder
Nadège Desgenétez
Phoebe Porter
Robert Foster
Rohan Nicol
Anna Sutherland
Yasmin Masri
Jonathan Baskett

Across the Craft & Design Workshops (Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Gold & Silver and Textiles)

The Bachelor of Design Arts incorporates the specialised Workshops of Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Gold & Silver and Textiles. The degree aims to equip graduates to take advantage of changing opportunities within the field of creative arts industries especially in the areas of professional/commercial design for production and small-scale individual craft production.

The course incorporates both hand-built and computer-aided design technologies and the delivery of the program is similar in structure to the Bachelor Visual Arts. Students share space resources and expertise while at the same time developing professionally-oriented applied design outcomes through project-based coursework.

In first year, full time students enrol in four 6 unit courses in each of the two semesters: Major Study, two Core courses and a Art Theory course. In subsequent years three courses are taken every semester: a 6 unit Major Study and a 6 unit electives Studies course and a 6 unit Art Theory course.

Both Art Theory and elective courses are design-specific in the Bachelor of Design Arts. Lists of these can be found on Bachelor of Design Arts on Programs and Courses.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • enable students to become professional Designer/Makers in contemporary craft and design practice.
  • develop creative, critical, analytical, research and communication skills enabling students to participate and contribute to the practical and theoretical discourses in their professional field.
  • provide students with personal support and academic guidance in making informed judgements and choices relating to their path of study and career development.

Study details

Academic Program: 3115XBDA
3 yrs full-time
144 units
Program details

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