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Bachelor of Digital Media (Interaction Design)

Billy Blue College of Design

How do you feel about human-computer interaction? How about graphic and interface design or information architecture or non-linear storytelling? Do you feel anything about the way humans interact with machines? Okay, you passed the Voight-Kampff test. This is the path for you if you’re passionate about things like the role of human psychology in designing user interfaces. As opposed to machine psychology, which… isn’t a thing. Interaction Design is extremely relevant to anything happening across web, mobile, social and online. You’ll learn strategic thinking, user experience design and development – and have the opportunity to apply for an internship in a professional studio, working on live projects.

Available as a dual degree

Key Information

where CAN I STUDY?

  • Sydney, Brisbane
  • Available as blended
  • Available online

start dates

workload

  • 10 hours per subject, per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed.

course duration

  • Full-time accelerated: 2 years
  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time available

Why Study at Billy Blue

The big difference at Billy Blue is that you’ll start working in your industry from day one – getting real experience, learning from real industry professionals and making real industry connections. Plus, we have university accreditation and a commercially focused educational philosophy.

What can you expect when you graduate?

The average salary earned by an UX Designer.

$70 000*

Source*

You’ll have a variety of career options, including:

  • Digital Designer
  • Front-end Developer
  • Interaction Designer
  • UX Designer
  • Web Designer

Innovative Learning

We want you to feel, see and be heard. We think that students learn faster and progress through material quicker in smaller classes. Our ‘Blended’ study options mean that you can also study on campus and online during your course.

Graduate SPOTLIGHT

"My life has changed because I am now working as a user experience designer doing what I love every day. I felt like a professional in training immediately after college as I was employed right away. The highlight of my career so far is being sent to Miami recently to talk to users and demo our cloudbased application. ”

Gerad Didier Janson – Graduate

COURSE OVERVIEW

WHAT TO EXPECT

Our Bachelor of Digital Media course specialising in Interaction Design is broad ranging, current and highly regarded in the industry. Bringing together the needs of humans and the capabilities of technology, it covers the theory and practice of user-experience design, information architecture, graphic and interface design, human–computer interaction, nonlinear storytelling, scripting and development, user behaviour and psychology, research, innovation and strategic thinking. If this sounds overwhelming, don’t worry – you won’t be on your own! You’ll collaborate with other students in the Problem-based Learning Studio. That’s where you’ll all apply your own expertise and imagination to the projects you work on throughout the course. In your final year you can apply for an internship in a professional interaction design studio. There you will have the opportunity to work in teams with professionals on a live project work for a real client. You will also have the chance to complement your core studies by completing elective subjects in Motion Design, 3D Design and Animation or Communication Design. You will graduate with state-of-the-art technical skills as well as a thorough understanding of user-centred interactive design. You’ll bring the most effective and appropriate solutions to every brief and be in demand by studios around the country and around the world.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • User experience design knowledge
  • Graphic and interface design
  • Strong storytelling skills
  • Craft compelling interactive experiences
  • Opportunity to intern in a professional digital studio

What you’ll study

You’ll need to complete 8 core subjects, 14 specialised subjects and 2 electives.

subjects

Create something amazing

The great thing about Billy Blue is you don’t have to wait until you finish to produce exceptional work. Take a look at some of our student’s work.

Graduate SPOTLIGHT

"My life has changed because I am now working as a user experience designer doing what I love every day. I felt like a professional in training immediately after college as I was employed right away. The highlight of my career so far is being sent to Miami recently to talk to users and demo our cloudbased application. ”

Gerad Didier Janson – Graduate

How you’ll study

Fit everything in with our flexible course options. You can study when it suits you online or on campus.

personalise your course

At Billy Blue, we offer flexible study pathways and recognise prior learning - you might find you’ve already completed a chunk of your degree already.

How Much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

How can I pay?

Can I apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 60 or equivalent OR speak to a Course and Career Advisor for special entry.

If you do not meet the ATAR requirements

You can apply through Special Entry;

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level:

  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design) - applicable to Design only
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

International students seeking student visas must comply with regulations from the Department of Home Affairs.

Ready to apply

Applying to Billy Blue is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

International students

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.
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More Information

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Frequently asked questions - Bachelor of Digital Media (Interaction Design)

Yes, all Billy Blue qualifications are accredited by Torrens University Australia and nationally recognised. In addition, Billy Blue’s close industry links ensure that your Billy Blue qualification is highly respected within the design industry.

Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit, or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For further information, consult our friendly Course and Careers Advisor, or visit the website.

Billy Blue Bachelor Degree courses are eligible for FEE HELP (Australian students only). FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

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