Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2013 academic year unless otherwise specified.
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This subject is taught by the School of Design.
Design is all around us. It influences and reflects the way we experience the world. New designers must be able to plan, initiate and execute major innovations. They will shape a new generation of products, systems and environments and enhance our lives.
Victoria's School of Design offers students a range of courses that complement various degree programmes offered by the University. If you are interested in design but do not want to commit to the intensive Bachelor of Design Innovation (BDI) degree programme, most of Victoria's Bachelor's degrees allow some design courses to be included in your programme of study.
Our range of elective courses challenge students to use their imagination and lateral thinking to translate critical design issues such as:
- perception sensitivity to context
- response to needs and poetic interpretation into innovative design concepts.
You will develop fundamental design skills such as drawing, visualising, modelling and documenting design concepts both physically and in virtual form, and gain an understanding of principles of the design discipline, as well as the ability to establish connections between design theory, design history and design practice and put them into practice.
For more detailed information on these programmes, see School of Design.
Please visit our postgraduate study pages on the School of Design website for information about postgraduate qualifications in Design.
You can order more information on this subject by registering on our Request for Study Material database.
Victoria's Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation Office offer advice on courses and help with planning your degree.
Contact the School of Design Student Administration Office for information on:
- qualifications and courses
- course advice and selection criteria
- exemptions and prerequisites and
- your Application to Study.
All courses are taught at Victoria's Te Aro Campus.
School of Design Student Administration Office
Phone: +64 4 463 6200
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|100 Level Courses|
DSDN 101 – Design Visualisation
DSDN 104 – Digital Creation
DSDN 111 – Ideas and Principles of Design
DSDN 112 – Introduction to Interaction Design
DSDN 141 – Experimenting with Materials
DSDN 142 – Creative Coding
DSDN 144 – Photographics
DSDN 171 – Design in Context
|200 Level Courses|
CCDN 233 – Design Ethnography
CCDN 244 – Expanded Photographics
DSDN 201 – Scenario Visualisation
DSDN 206 – Identity and the Internet
DSDN 231 – Digital Surface, Form and Space
DSDN 232 – Gamings Concepts + Practices
DSDN 251 – Design Psychology
DSDN 283 – Special Topic
DSDN 284 – Special Topic
DSDN 285 – Special Topic
|300 Level Courses|
DSDN 301 – Digital Visualisation
DSDN 311 – International Design Studio
DSDN 331 – Real-Time Interactive Media
DSDN 332 – Gaming + Theory
DSDN 383 – Special Topic
DSDN 384 – Special Topic
DSDN 385 – Special Topic