This dual degree opens up a variety of career pathways for those who want to work as designers across a range of fields or want to understand the role of design in business.

The Commerce component provides you with a fundamental understanding of general business principles and allows you to develop specialist knowledge in a business area of your choice. With more than 10 majors to choose from – ranging from accounting to human resource management – you can design a degree to suit your interests and career goals. The Design degree will provide you with a future-focused, studio-based and research-led design education. You will develop skills, knowledge and professional attributes integrating key design specialisations. Study areas include ceramics, graphics media, jewellery, object design, spatial design and textiles.

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Why choose this degree?

You will develop a breadth and depth of business knowledge with the ability to specialise in an area of your choice, while exploring your artistic talents in a variety of art forms.

Who should choose this degree?

You would like to combine business knowledge with your passion for design or related fields, bringing together creativity and a business and entrepreneurial mind-set.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Arts manager
  • Business/financial analyst
  • Human resource consultant
  • Marketing/advertising manager
  • Media design
  • Performing arts
  • Publishing
  • Product designer

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Depending on your course selection, you may meet the education requirement of various professional bodies including Australian Computer Society (Information Systems), Australian Human Resources Institute (Human Resource Management), Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG-146) (Finance), CPA Australia (Accounting), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Accounting), ACCA (Accounting) and Institute of Public Accountants (Accounting).

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics; Visual Arts

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels
2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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