Associate Degree in Applied Design (Z2E)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Term 1, Term 3
Launceston
Term 1, Term 3

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Associate Degree in Applied Design has been developed exclusively in partnership with Foundry to give students a unique experience within creative industry education, right here in Tasmania.

Working to industry-standard briefs, students assume the role of paraprofessionals from day one, studying in studio environments and learning from industry experts, both local and national.

Through application of the four core areas of theory, practice, application and context, students quickly gain abilities to sort through real world problems with a design mindset, enabling them to approach any problem, big or small, with a clear process and desired outcome.

Throughout the program, subjects are matched with key skill workshops that give students hands-on experience with the latest industry practices and software.

For graduates new to design, this qualification could assist you to gain roles which could include graphic designer, freelance designer, copywriter, various marketing roles. For those already working in the industry, this course could help you to progress or diversity your career.

Specialisations available

The Associate Degree in Applied Design is perfect for students wanting a broad understanding of design thinking, processes and foundational skills.

Students who are set upon a specific design area will be able to apply their interest through specialised assessments and workshops allowing them to build a comprehensive portfolio in their chosen field. Areas Include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Media & UX
  • Film & Photography

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Design, graduates will be able to:

1. Apply and communicate practical skills and theoretical knowledge of applied design within the
contemporary workplace.

2. Demonstrate adaptability, innovation and appreciation of design in built environments, cultural artefacts
and emerging digital landscapes through cognitive, technical and creative ideation techniques.

3. Illustrate design thinking skills, exploration and expression of human centred design in a wide range of
disciplines.

4. Model the principles of creative design that encourages sustainability and resource management
through ethical and professional conduct within a collaborative framework.

5. Identify, analyse, and evaluate personal goals and pathways for practice, employment and further
learning.

6. Articulate evidence and value of learned academic and practice knowledge and skill to a range of
audiences.

Work integrated learning and portfolio development is a key component of the Associate Degree in Applied Design. The Practice and Portfolio (P&P) subjects introduce the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to
practice, (ii) how issues such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership are reflected in the workplace and (iii) the role of reflection and deliberative thinking in developing workplace‐based knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations. Students will develop personal responsibility for and autonomy in developing their portfolio of practice. This will be reflected in educational plans developed in consultation with their P&P tutor.

Examples of some approaches to practice that a student may undertake as part of the P&P component of the associate degree are:

  • Projects;
  • Data for decision making;
  • Case studies;
  • Field work;
  • Simulated environments;
  • Action learning cycles

Course structure

For assistance with the enrolment requirements for this course, please contact UC.Enquiries@utas.edu.au or phone (03) 6226 1045 or (03) 6324 3391.

Year 1

Students are required to take two discipline subjects, with a corresponding practice component for each discipline subject (called 'Practice & Portfolio' subject) totaling 4 subjects at 6.25 credit points (cps) in each term, if you are studying full time. Part time students enrol in one subject pair per term only.

Your first term may be either Term 1 or Term 3, depending on when you commence the course.

‘Design thinking’ draws on creative, iterative and collaborative approaches to problem-solving, including exploration of potential solutions though idea generation, rapid prototyping and testing. While conventional approaches to problem-solving often rely on the application of highly structured methodologies and process controls,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will investigate elements and principles of visual language in art and design. You will also be introduced to the nature of ‘aesthetics,’ including cultural and historical ideals of representation, perception, beauty, style and effective design. You…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will be introduced to concepts and principles of ‘user experience design’ - the application of design and development processes to enable desirable and effective human interactions with products, services, technologies and interfaces. You will learn about…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Creative entrepreneurs look outside existing social, economic and cultural paradigms to create new and innovative partnerships. They develop new markets for existing products and services. They engage in research and development to develop new solutions to contemporary problems. In this…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces digital design applications for image making in both vector and raster format and explores the diverse nature of digital interactive media. Students will focus on creating images for different types of media by undertaking a basic foundation…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of Web languages, applications and technologies. You will examine the background of Web development and how new Web technologies that enable human-machine interactions evolved. You will be introduced to contemporary…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Designers need to communicate through a range of mediums including written content. A poorly worded email, design pitch and social media posts will cost you clients. This subject focuses on investigating broad writing techniques to suit a variety of workplace…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Circular design challenges the idea that things should be used once and thrown away. In this subject, students learn about a systems approach to design, in which resources are re-used and any waste created feeds back into the design loop…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2

Self-evaluation, peer feedback and formal industry critique contribute to continuous improvement of design practices and development of designers’ expertise. In this unit, you will be introduced to various forms of critique, and develop the ability to question assumptions and apply…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s). This subject builds on concepts of learning through practice in year 1, by introducing students to…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will be introduced to historical influences on the development of contemporary design practices. You will examine the key features of art history in the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century periods, as well as specific…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will examine the role of design industries and practices as enablers of social justice, and political and social movements. The concept of ‘social design,’ and the responsibilities of designers as social actors and agents of social…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will investigate the design process as applied to the development of physical and digital products. You will also investigate how these products are developed using methodologies such as Sprint, Lean and ‘hackathons.’ You will learn how…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Ethical design is a process that encourages compassionate and emphatic understanding of the impact human activities have upon natural resources. This subject explores new and innovative ways to solve crises of sustainability, cruelty, resource depletion and waste. Students will investigate…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Vegemite, Apple Macs and Nike are all distinguishable products but how did they become popular and create a loyal market following? This subject identifies the importance of branding for businesses and individuals and the impact of design thinking upon packaging,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject will enable students to apply design thinking to business processes and strategy in a straightforward manner. The intent is to help firms and individuals use design across their business activities, identify opportunities, innovate and remain competitive to achieve…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Existing at the junction of the built environment and communication, the experiential field incorporates branding, typography, interior architecture, industrial and digital design in an effort to understand and therefore improve how people move through and use spaces. Students study usage…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

The Associate Degree in Applied Design is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds. You can gain admission to the Associate Degree in Applied Design in three ways. These are:

  1. College entry;
  2. Alternative entry; or
  3. General entry.

If you've just finished school, the following will apply to you:

College entrya minimum level of study undertaken in Year 11 and 12 at Level 2 or above. This includes Satisfactory Achievements (SA) in English and Mathematics, and SA results in three other Level 2 subjects at Year 11 and 12 standard, with awards spread across both years; or

General entry meet the broader general entry requirements for the University, which are SA results in at least four Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (TQA) level 3 accredited courses or a Year 11/12 ATAR.

For applicants with Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records, UTAS will attempt to access these transcripts on your behalf. You will not need to provide any documentary evidence at this stage, and we will contact you if anything further is required.

If you're a mature age student or don't meet the above requirements, the following will apply to you:

Alternative entry – demonstrate through work experience, hobbies/interests, competencies, other studies that you are eligible for entry. For applicants who have other qualifications, high school studies, or work experiences, you may be required to provide some supporting documentation. This supporting documentation may include one or more of the following:

  • Tasmanian Qualifications Certificate (TCE)
  • Personal competency statement
  • Year 10 (term 4) report
  • TAFE of other VET or Recognised Training Provider academic records
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement on hobbies and other interests which demonstrate numeracy and/or literacy skills

It is likely you will need to submit some documentation to support your application. If you are not sure what documentation to provide, don't worry. An Admissions officer will review your application and will let you know if anything further is needed.

International students

This course is currently not offered to international students.

Articulation into the ADegAppDes from other courses will be done in line with the University's standard application for credit process.

Students wishing to articulate from the Associate Degree in Applied Design into a Bachelor course will gain credit subject to the receiving faculty's discretion.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

Each year the University of Tasmania administers an estimated $7 million in scholarships to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

There are a number of scholarships available to those students studying an Associate Degree in Applied Business.

For more information on scholarships and to view the full range of scholarships available to you, head to the Scholarships website.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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