Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This double degree enables students to combine business management skills with a studio major, developing core competencies such as critical and analytical thinking, business communication and decision-making.The Design program prepares graduates for diverse professional practice as designers through practical and theoretical learning. The first year focuses on the development of manual and technological skills, design thinking, problem-defining and solving. Students will gain an understanding of the changing role of design and how they can become leaders in the industry. In the following years, students work on industry-related and research projects and specialise in selected studio areas.Graduates are skilled in creative design and software application and are able to effectively and efficiently manage creative ventures from a business perspective.Design majorsVisual Communication DesignExplore many different forms of visual and graphic communication and branding, and understand the social contexts and environmental responsibilities of design. You’ll learn to develop design solutions, which inform, persuade, provoke, or entertain your audience. You’ll focus on your passion, but also learn how to effectively present and communicate your ideas within this evolving industry.Interior and Spatial DesignThe power of design to shape and improve the spaces in which we live, work and play is immense. Learn to apply principles of sustainability, cost-effectiveness and innovation to the process of designing effective and productive spaces. You’ll learn about the history, impact and use of new and traditional materials in various global contexts.Product DesignCan’t wait to get your hands on a 3D printer? The equipment and technology you have the chance to use at Griffith is state-of-the art and this means there are very few limits to what you can create. Undertake a range of creative projects and put our technology to the test, using 3D printing, 3D modelling, 3D scanning, laser cutting and CNC routing equipment.Immersive DesignIf you can imagine it, you can design it! Harness the power of digital software to imagine, design, and construct 3D forms to create immersive experiences in in virtual environments. This technology is being applied to: visualise concepts and data across architecture, health and engineering; create reconstructions in the fields of archaeology and criminology; create virtual and augmented realities for use in gameplay and education.Interaction DesignTaking a multidisciplinary approach, the interaction design major will develop your technical competency and digital creativity.Study interactive design methods, electronic audio, visual media, computation and critical thinking. Combine these skills to produce imaginative concepts, functioning prototypes, digital audio-visual artefacts, and technically mediated interaction designs for everyday life.Business majorsAccounting - Extended majorAsian Business - Extended majorAsian EngagementBehavioural ScienceBusiness AnalyticsEconomicsEmployment RelationsEventsFinanceFinancial Crime Investigation and ComplianceFinancial Planning - Extended majorGovernment and International RelationsHuman Resource ManagementInnovation and EntrepreneurshipInternational Business - Extended majorLogistics and Supply Chain ManagementManagementMarketingReal Estate and Property DevelopmentSport ManagementSustainable BusinessTaxationTourism and Travel


  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Action Research Studio
  • Applied Practice
  • Being A Designer in Society 
  • Business Data Analysis
  • Business Decision-Making
  • Business Practices in Creative Industries
  • Content Production and Curation
  • Creating Better Business
  • Creative Research Methodologies
  • Creative Visual Strategies
  • Design Concepts
  • Design Histories and Futures
  • Design Lab Experience
  • Design Lab Practice
  • Digital Modelling Studio
  • Economics for Decision Making 1
  • Engaging Australia and the Asia-Pacific
  • Form, Space and Process
  • Grand Challenges for Business
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Introduction to Creative Careers
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Legal Issues for Managers
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Major Studio Project
  • Major Studio Project 1
  • Major Studio Project 2
  • Making Interaction
  • Making Visual Media
  • Management Concepts
  • Still and Moving Image
  • The Future of Work
  • The Government Business Nexus: Intervening, Lobbying and Responding
  • The Purpose of Business
  • Thinking through Drawing
  • Why Money Matters
  • Work and Employability

Standard entry requirements

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Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Graduates of this program may continue their studies by undertaking the Bachelor of Design (Honours) (2043) or the Bachelor of Business (Honours) (2088).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $128,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Nathan Campus International: $128,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
South Bank Campus International: $128,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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