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Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

Approved Abbreviation: BGraphDes


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1843.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 095721C


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


The Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) is a three-year degree specially designed to lead into the Master of Teaching (Secondary), an accredited postgraduate teaching qualification. Together, the two degrees provide direct access to a teaching career and improved prospects for career advancement.

With an emphasis on studio-based practice, you will study areas such as image design, typography, layout design, branding, design history, research methods, and web-based design. From year two, you will develop a focus on digital design, photography, and graphics technology, enabling you to develop two teaching disciplines, Design & Technology and Graphics & Multimedia Technology. You will also have the opportunity to study an Education Studies sub-major, where you will gain an understanding of contemporary education issues, teaching and learning. As well as being equipped with the necessary elements of an initial teacher qualification, you will be prepared for professional graphic design practice and associated alternate employment opportunities in design.

For further information concerning the requirements for secondary teaching, students are advised to consult the Subject Content Requirements for Primary and Secondary Teaching NSW (Abridged) from the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA) or the School of Education.

https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/wcm/connect/97c3ebcb-0534-44a5-8027-fad93214f267/subject-content-knowledge-requirements-2018.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Alison Gill

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dan JohnstonenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

Assumed knowledge: two units of HSC English.

Recommended studies: One or more of Design and Technology, Visual Arts, Information Processes and Technology.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

http://www.uac.edu.au/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Core Units

Students must successfully complete 10 core units

101923Australian Design
102275Contextual Design Studies
102276Graphic Design: Developing a Personal Portfolio
102261Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles
102262Design Histories and Futures
102264Graphic Design: Process and Practice
102263Image Design
102266Researching the Visual
101921Visual Storytelling
101922Web and Time-based Design

First Teaching Area - Design and Technology

Students must complete the following Design Specialisations as their first teaching area.

Design Specialisation 1: Photomedia

100941Photomedia: Fashion and Identity
102268Photomedia: Photographic Practice

Design Specialisation 2: Digital Design

102269Data Visualisation
102273Motion Design

Second Teaching Area - Graphics and Multimedia

Students must complete one of the following sub-majors:

SM3107Visualisation

Please note: SM3084 Visualisation has been replaced by SM3107 Visualisation for students who commence this course from the 2020 academic year. Continuing students enrolled in SM3084 are able to remain in and successfully complete the unit requirements of this specialisation.

SM3058Mobile Application Development (for Non-Computing Students only)
SM1135Screen Media Design

Education Studies

Students must also complete the following Education Studies submajor.

SM1100Education Studies

Note: for Education Studies Sub-major – students must complete at least 20 credit points at Level 3.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

102261Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles
102262Design Histories and Futures
102263Image Design

Spring session

102264Graphic Design: Process and Practice
101922Web and Time-based Design
101921Visual Storytelling

Year 2

Autumn session

102266Researching the Visual
102268Photomedia: Photographic Practice

Graphics and Multimedia Sub-major unit

Education Studies Sub-major unit

Spring session

101923Australian Design
100941Photomedia: Fashion and Identity

Graphics and Multimedia Sub-major unit

Education Studies Sub-major unit

Year 3

Autumn session

102275Contextual Design Studies
102273Motion Design

Graphics and Multimedia Sub-major unit

Education Studies Sub-major unit

Spring session

102276Graphic Design: Developing a Personal Portfolio
102269Data Visualisation

Graphics and Multimedia Sub-major unit

Education Studies Sub-major unit



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