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MJRU-DIGDE

Digital Experience and Interaction Design

Undergraduate major

Create accessible, engaging and intuitive digital experiences for an online world.

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Minimum ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Digital Experience and Interaction Design Major
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
Course outline

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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

Course outline
Digital Experience and Interaction Design

Outline

Outline

Digital experience design is at the heart of many of our daily interactions with modern technology. Our buying habits, social lives, work and health are increasingly informed and shaped by apps and websites, as well as smart assistants and wearable tech. 

Digital experience designers are future-facing – they combine traditional graphic design and creative skills with specialist software skills to develop user-centred interactive digital products. 

In this major you will focus on designing digital experiences that look and feel great for users, while also considering and anticipating their needs.

You will learn about aesthetics, design principles, usability and user psychology, and leverage digital technologies to create innovative designs in response to real-world problems. 

The coursework combines theoretical fundamentals with hands-on, practical learning, and focuses on emergent technologies and industry demands.

In addition to creative and technical abilities, you'll also develop important workplace skills such as communication and collaboration.

This major is offered as part of the Bachelor of Design. You will be able to enhance your degree by selecting to study either two additional specialisations, or one specialisation and four elective units to support your career goals.

How this course will make you industry ready

  • The course features strong industry links, built up through its staff members. Many of the staff are currently working in industry, ensuring your learning is relevant and reflects best professional practice.
  • You can work on real-world projects, giving you valuable industry experience.
  • You will develop a combination of creativity and up-to-date software skills, increasing your employment potential both in Australia and overseas.

What jobs can the Digital Experience and Interaction Design course lead to?

Careers

  • UX designer
  • App and web designer / developer
  • Multimedia designer

Industries

  • Advertising / Marketing
  • Media and communications
  • Publishing

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge of creative practice in design application, studio practice and critical discourse, contribute to evidence based practice through visual and technical research
  • think critically and reflectively by incorporating creativity within design research, design practice and contemporary professional/industry practice
  • critically evaluate design specific technologies and relevant design literature, synthesise information from a range of sources
  • demonstrate effective audio/visual, spoken, written, graphic and technical communication appropriate to digital design within the confines of professional design practice, writing and production
  • use and discern tools and technologies appropriate and relevant to the design, development, testing and production of digital content and its delivery
  • demonstrate personal awareness of a design specific practice, apply effective self-directed learning skills; sustain an engagement with contemporary practices and the creative industries
  • recognise the significance of international movements and influences in contemporary design and studio practice, understand and utilise international standards in cultural, regulatory and profession practice
  • recognise the importance of cultural diversity and visual language, respect individuals from all cultures, develop cross-cultural collaborations that foster innovation and diversity in design activities, studio practice and production
  • work independently and collaboratively, demonstrating design relevant professional practice and leadership skills, use responsible design, sustainable practices and ethical responsibilities within personal judgements

Why study Digital Experience and Interaction Design

Transferable skills

Our humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers. 

Top 1%

We're ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023

Professional recognition

Student and professional membership is available with the Design Institute of Australia.

I think the best part about my degree was the amount of creative freedom … there were always opportunities for me to hone my skills for the area I was interested in. The course also taught me the fundamentals of art and design, allowing me to become a well-rounded artist who can approach any creative situation with ease and produce work that is both realistic and visually pleasing.

Andrew Joseph

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • Portfolio entry

    Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • UniReady

    If you don’t meet our minimum admission criteria, the UniReady Enabling Program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses.

  • Certificate IV + English Competency

    The certificate IV is the minimum requirement for university entry. It qualifies you for entry to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR. You must also meet English language proficiency.

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Written English, MC Verbal and Quantitative

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applicants are required to choose one of the Bachelor of Arts majors when applying. If you with to study a double major, you elect the second major once you have been accepted into the course.

If you don’t meet the minimum course requirements, you may submit a portfolio and may be required to attend an interview. Find out more about portfolio entry.

Other prospective students are also encouraged to submit a design portfolio with their application.

It is also recommended you attend a group advisory session if you register this major as one of your preferences. For more information, please contact Lara Mackintosh at L.Mackintosh@exchange.curtin.edu.au.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • Portfolio entry

    Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Written English, MC Verbal and Quantitative

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applicants are required to choose one of the Bachelor of Arts majors when applying. If you with to study a double major, you elect the second major once you have been accepted into the course.

If you don’t meet the minimum course requirements, you may submit a portfolio and may be required to attend an interview. Find out more about portfolio entry.

Other prospective students are also encouraged to submit a design portfolio with their application.

It is also recommended you attend a group advisory session if you register this major as one of your preferences. For more information, please contact Lara Mackintosh at L.Mackintosh@exchange.curtin.edu.au.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or AQF Diploma; or AQF Advanced Diploma.

  • Portfolio entry

    Portfolio entry is available for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that includes evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    Written English, MC Verbal and Quantitative

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applicants are required to choose one of the Bachelor of Arts majors when applying. If you with to study a double major, you elect the second major once you have been accepted into the course.

If you don’t meet the minimum course requirements, you may submit a portfolio and may be required to attend an interview. Find out more about portfolio entry.

Other prospective students are also encouraged to submit a design portfolio with their application.

It is also recommended you attend a group advisory session if you register this major as one of your preferences. For more information, please contact Lara Mackintosh at L.Mackintosh@exchange.curtin.edu.au.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to those who are switching courses at Curtin. 

Higher education course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to those who are switching courses from another higher education course provider. 

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Applicants are required to choose one of the Bachelor of Arts majors when applying. If you with to study a double major, you elect the second major once you have been accepted into the course.

If you don’t meet the minimum course requirements, you may submit a portfolio and may be required to attend an interview. Find out more about portfolio entry.

Other prospective students are also encouraged to submit a design portfolio with their application.

It is also recommended you attend a group advisory session if you register this major as one of your preferences. For more information, please contact Lara Mackintosh at L.Mackintosh@exchange.curtin.edu.au.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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  • Last updated on: 12 July 2024

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