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Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

Approved Abbreviation: BGraphDes


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1843.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 095721C


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


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2021 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2017 to 2020 - 1843.1 Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

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. In year three you will also 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. Students who complete this degree will gain 40 credit points of advanced standing towards the first semester of course 1714 Master of Teaching (Secondary).

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

Education Studies - Secondary Teaching

Students must also complete the following sub-major.

SM1142Education Studies - Secondary Teaching

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

Twp Graphics and Multimedia Sub-major units

Spring session

101923Australian Design
100941Photomedia: Fashion and Identity

Two Graphics and Multimedia Sub-major units

Year 3

Autumn session

102275Contextual Design Studies
102273Motion Design

Two Education Studies - Secondary Teaching Sub-major units

Spring session

102276Graphic Design: Developing a Personal Portfolio
102269Data Visualisation

Two Education Studies - Secondary Teaching Sub-major units



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