SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
Through the Bachelor of Design in Architecture, students learn what it means to be an architect in a globalised world. This is achieved with a focus on how the profession can shape global cities through complex spatial thinking.
The first step is to deprogram preconceived ideas of architecture. Such an approach lays the foundations for creative spatial and material awareness, pushing the boundaries of traditional architectural practice.
UTS takes a hands-on approach to digital design and fabrication: students learn the software, material and model-making skills required to translate thought into form, right from the start. They have the opportunity to work on real-life projects and engage with stakeholders.
The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) is a four-year honours degree designed to develop skills in design, construction and management associated with natural and built landscapes Students develop the skills to creatively address the key challenges of contemporary society, including climate change, urban densification and the loss of biodiversity. Theory combined with hands-on studio projects is key to this course. Students learn how landscape and public space can unify complex urban environments, balancing environmental needs with those of contemporary society and culture. Students apply this knowledge in studios where they develop the skills to create cohesive, practical and resilient design solutions that combine both art and science.
Interior Architecture at UTS focuses on the complex relationships between people and space. In collaboration with architects, artists and creative directors, we explore a wide range of environments including urban, regional, commercial and residential interior design.We foster a creative and explorative attitude towards interior architecture, underpinned by a reflective and critical engagement and we cultivate a collaborative and global vision of design through a variety of interdisciplinary subjects, industry projects and international studios.Our three main thematic areas in teaching and research are centered around performative space, social justice, and the urban interior. These are reflected in studio topics and our selection of studio leaders, industry partners and international collaborations.
SCHOOL OF DESIGN
The Bachelor of Design in Animation gives students with a passion for visual arts, drawing and storytelling the knowledge and hands-on experience required to create animation work that stands out in a global industry. Graduates from this degree are image-makers, critical thinkers and storytellers in equal measure. They are equipped to be industry leaders with an ability to develop, pitch and defend ideas, creating original content for TV, film, advertising and other media. Students learn how to observe the world around them, drawing directly from life to gain inspiration for characters and stories. They discover how to think creatively and develop ideas through multiple stages, focusing on character development, narrative and performance. They also learn fundamental 2D and 3D animation skills to bring their stories to life.
In the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication students learn how to create visual messages and experiences that communicate information and ideas across many media. Students experiment with both traditional and emerging design practices, and develop a visual language that allows them to work across digital, physical and analogue media. This visual language is broad, encompassing typography, interaction and image-making. This degree prepares students for the evolving nature of design by engaging with the social, technological and ecological context of design practice. Graduates are industry-ready, thanks to their ability to articulate design practices and process, the degree's internship program, and the curriculum's emphasis on real-world problem solving.
With the rapid evolution of the photographic medium, images are situated in particular contexts, whether social, cultural or political. UTS Photography students learn how to recognise these contexts, and to use and reinterpret them for their own creative work. Students emerge from the degree fluent in creating studio-based images whether they be product and fashion photography, news and documentary, portraiture and the body, as well as architecture and landscape photography.
The Bachelor of Design in Product Design prepares students for a career in the global product design industry. Students learn how to tackle complex problem solving, explore creative solutions, and develop realistic outcomes that could make a mark on the world. UTS believes a hands-on approach is fundamental for every aspiring designer. As such, the student's starting point is the individual design and making of an object. Throughout their studies students learn how to design, prototype and test design solutions, drawing on cutting-edge technologies and approaches, such as UX (user experience), wearables and electronics and gain hands-on experience in the faculty's digital and fabrication workshops.
The Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles is an internationally recognised degree that gives students the start they need to pursue careers across all facets of the international fashion industry. The degree provides the conceptual knowledge and garment-making skills required to transform creative vision into compelling fashion statements. While UTS recognises that a commercial framework is important, students are encouraged to become industry leaders through a focus on innovation, experimentation, individual expression and the future of fashion. They have full access to world-class textile and fashion workshops, working under the close supervision of expert staff. This experimental spirit is balanced by close industry ties. Students get the opportunity to work on real-world projects with brands such as Jets Swimwear, Think Positive, Australian Wool Innovation, Calcoup Knitwear and Swarovski.
The UTS Master of Design focuses on design in the context of complex problems and mutlidisplinary learning environments. It integrates design research, industry collaboration, technical expertise and design philosophy through the delivery of specialist, core and project-based subjects.