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Digital Design

BA(Curtin) - Bachelor of Arts
Location Curtin Dubai campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time
Intake January, September
Duration 3 years full-time

Apply now for September 2018

The Digital Design major provides you with a comprehensive education in digital design and new media, focusing on key principles and techniques in website design, user interface/experience design (UI/UX) and app design. You will use digital technologies to develop forward thinking and innovative design solutions to real-world problems.

The major has a strong industry and design research focus, and you will work on real-world projects, facilitated by experienced staff and industry specialists. There is emphasis on concept generation, creative problem-solving, aesthetics and advanced technical skills in digital technologies using the latest production software.

Bachelor of Arts- Digital Design (View flyer for this course)


AED 162,000 or USD44,385

Professional Recognition

Graduates may convert student memberships of national professional design bodies, such as the Design Institute of Australia, into full professional memberships following qualification and professional experience.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Web Designer/Developer
  • User experience designer
  • Digital developer
  • App designer
  • Digital creative director
  • eLearning designer

Credit for previous study

Credit for recognised learning is considered on an individual basis.

Course Structure

Year 1 Teaching Period 1

  • Design Computing
  • Design Technology
  • Digital Design Process
  • Academic and Professional Communications

Year 1 Teaching Period 2

  • Universal Design Principles
  • Culture to Cultures
  • Photography Core Principles
  • 1 Elective Unit

Year 2 Teaching Period 1

  • User Interface and Experience Design
  • Internet Design Introduction
  • 2 Elective units

Year 2 Teaching Period 2

  • Multiplatform Design
  • Programming for Digital Design
  • 2 Elective Units

Year 3 Teaching Period 1

  • Mobile, Locative and Ubiquitous Media OR Online Games,
    Play and Gamification
  • Web Authoring Design
  • 2 Elective Units

Year 3 Teaching Period 2

  • Digital Portfolio Development
  • Internet Project Development
  • 2 Elective Units