Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Design - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Design

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Design your dream career

Looking for a creative business career that lets you help shape the future? In this double degree, you’ll develop the creative and technical skills you need to work as a graphic, visual communication or web designer, as well as strong foundations in the critical aspects of a changing business landscape including marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Using cutting-edge tools and traditional design methods, you’ll work in a studio-based environment to hone your abilities and prepare to tackle a broad range of design challenges within complex and dynamic business environments.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay^
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ^First- and second-year courses available at USC Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2021.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 017211
  • Moreton Bay ^ 014241
  • Online 015044
Refer to the program footnotes
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 54.55 OP - 18 Rank - 64
USC program code
Semester 1 or Semester 2
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English; General Maths, Maths Methods or Specialist Maths
Total courses
Total units
  • ^First- and second-year courses available at USC Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2021.

In this degree you will:

  • Study the principles of good design, and learn how to use design to help people communicate, interact and learn
  • Build design expertise in your choice of major, including Animation and Visualisation Design, Interaction and UX Design, Serious Games Design or Visual Communication
  • Understand the fundamentals of modern business, including management, marketing, international trade and corporate social responsibility
  • Practise thinking creatively, analytically, and entrepreneurially to solve complex challenges related to business and design

Career opportunities

  • Animation and visualisation designer
  • UX designer
  • Game programmer/designer
  • Concept artist
  • Photographer
  • Fashion designer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Creative director
  • Advertising executive
  • Business manager
  • International business

Please note that not all study components and/or combinations of study components included in this program may be able to be completed in the minimum duration. Please contact the Program Coordinator if you require written confirmation prior to accepting a place in this program.

Please note:
In 2021, all first-year courses in this degree will be available online. Second-, third- and fourth-year courses will be offered online progressively from 2022 onwards. (Note: some majors/minors not available online.) If you wish to study online and are intending to apply for credit for previous studies, please contact Student Central to discuss your options. Please note that some online courses may require some attendance at a USC campus to support your learning.

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