The digital age has given us so much, including millions of websites that would haunt the dreams of many budding designers. But this distinct lack of aesthetic appeal and function is perhaps why web designers are now so highly sought after.
It takes a trained eye and a studied mind to strike a balance between something that works as well as it looks, and this is where we come in. Our bachelor has be designed to open your eyes to the limitless possibilities of web, primarily focusing on interactive and interface design.
You’ll be given access to a world-class, studio-based learning environment, developing your skills on the latest software, while building connections and networks with students from other disciplines. Our expert staff will also be guiding you face-to-face, offering their help whenever they can, to make sure you’re not just well-read on web design, but job ready.
YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE
The Web Design degree program is broken up into discrete stages, each designed to promote different skills.
Stage I – Foundational Skills Development
In Stage I, students will undertake a number of foundational design units which will give students the essential technical skills and knowledge not only relevant to the chosen discipline area, but also give students the skills required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals in later stages of the Design course.
Stage II – Interdisciplinary Projects, Media and Cultural Studies
In Stage II we show students how their Web Design work contributes to and interacts with broader culture and media practice. This knowledge will enable students to work with a variety of other disciplines and artists and expand their potential on the global stage.
Students will complete a number of real-world projects with students not only in their own discipline, but also in all other SAE disciplines.
Stage II has two studio modules with projects based on the bringing the students web design learning together. Students will further explore the elements of interaction design, learning about designing and shaping interactive digital products for use. They will also explore interface design for web and communication devices, learning about making the user experience as simple and easy as possible. Students will work with other designers to visually support usability. Students will also work on design for content management systems, focusing on various aspects such as user control for designers, content editors and front-end programming.
Stage III is the final part. Here students will undertake an interdisciplinary project of their choice to be the final and most ambitious portfolio project that they will undertake.
Students will also finalise their studies by undertaking an elective module and completing a compulsory internship.
International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
Applicants must have successfully completed secondary studies (high school) and meet English language requirements as outlined below.
English language requirements
International students need to provide additional evidence of language skills including one of the following: