You will develop technical skills to support your design work, learn to apply conceptual thinking to your design strategies and processes, and effectively represent and communicate your design concepts visually. You will solve design-based problems in the context of live performance, the small and large screen, game design, and digital and online media performance programs, culminating in a major design project across one of these areas.


Performance designers play a pivotal and collaborative part in the conception and realisation of a performance in an assortment of potential roles such as set designer, costume designer, lighting designer and sound designer.

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Design

Clearly-in Rank 2016
NA Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2016. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne 2017
78.00 Guaranteed entry

Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background. i

Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligible students must apply through Access Melbourne and meet prerequisites.

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Minimum ATAR 2017
85.00 Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.


A study score of at least 25 in Units 3 and 4 of English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL (English as an Additional Language).

A study score of at least 25 in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Mathematical Methods (or equivalent) is required for the following majors: Civil Systems, Computing, Construction, Mechanical Systems, Property and Spatial Systems.

A bridging subject will be available for students who have completed the equivalent of VCE Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 or who have received a study score below 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 (or equivalent).

Some double majors are only possible if students have completed specific subjects in VCE or equivalent.