Bachelor

Faculty of Creative Industries


The Bachelor of Design will prepare you for a career as a designer in a wide range of professional fields.

Description

The Bachelor of Design enables students to develop the creative abilities and technical skills necessary to become competent design professionals. Students are exposed to a wide range of techniques and fields, with a particular focus on graphic design, product design, interaction design, and interior design. Digital design and fabrication is given a high priority. The curriculum emphasizes ethics as well as expertise, requiring students to constantly evaluate the consequences of their work on human environments and societies.

Typical Duration

4 years full-time (day) programme

Recommended Prior Knowledge

Students should have a strong interest in art and design. A portfolio of creative work is required for application to the course.

Teaching Medium

English

Total number of credits for graduation

152

Campus

NAPE 1 (Rua de Londres 16, Macau, China)

Programme’s Government Approval (In Chinese and Portuguese only)

http://www.gaes.gov.mo/esdbonline/coursedb/pdf/GSASC-40-2007.pdf

Calendar 

Classes take place from September to May each academic year. Summer classes, internships and examinations may be scheduled in June and July. Please refer to the official academic calendar for the most updated information.

Weekly schedule

On average, students will have approximately 18.5 hours of classes each week. Classes are scheduled from Mondays to Fridays, from 09:00 to 18:15. Exceptionally, classes may be scheduled in the evenings or on Saturdays.

 

USJ Design Programme Catalog 2015

Published on: 2015-08-27 14:29:06

 

As Macau completes its shift from a manufacturing-based economy to an almost entirely service-based economy, the design disciplines are becoming central to the city’s ongoing economic diversification. (…)

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Key Features

  • Design studios and lecture-based modules are taught by a mixture of local faculty members and eminent visiting professors. All are internationally recognized professionals, providing the opportunity to develop design skills in a global context.
  • This degree leads to a career as a professional designer in a wide range of professional fields, with a particular focus on graphic design, interaction design, product design, and interior design.

Coordinator's Message

As Macao completes its shift from a manufacturing-based economy to an almost entirely service-based economy, the design disciplines are becoming central to the city’s ongoing diversification. Adjacent to the manufacturing zones of South China and the Pearl River Delta (the “factory of the world”) Macao is ideally positioned to develop the intellectual and creative capital for radically new approaches to design. While South China’s status as a world-class manufacturing centre has been based on foreign OEM (original equipment manufacturing) products, there is now a rapid shift toward ODM (original design manufacturing). For local designers, there are incredible opportunities to create and commercialize innovative designs for the domestic and international markets.

Founded on an appreciation of the importance of sustainability and resource conservation, the Design Program incorporates a wide range of techniques, with a particular focus on graphic design, product design, interaction design, and interior design. The curriculum emphasizes ethics as well as expertise, requiring students to constantly evaluate the consequences of their work on the human environment and society. Our graduates are good designers, but also good citizens.

Design studios and lecture-based modules are taught by a mixture of local faculty members and eminent visiting professors. All are internationally recognized professionals, providing the opportunity to develop design skills in a global context. The program allows students to gain the creative and technical abilities necessary to become a competent professional in Macao and the wider world. Incoming Design and Architecture students have a shared “foundation year” in which students learn basic principles of technique and composition before moving on to their chosen specialization.

Prof. Thomas Daniell


Typical Career Options

  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Set Designer

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the following modules

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Modules

Year 1 Bachelor
LMA201
3.00 credits
LMA202
3.00 credits
LAT201
2.00 credits
LCO102
2.00 credits
LCO101
2.00 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
LIS222
3.00 credits
LIS245
1.50 credits
LAT206
2.00 credits
LAT204
2.00 credits
LCO104
2.00 credits
LCO103
2.00 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
LDS407
3.00 credits
LCO106
2.00 credits
LBA226
3.00 credits
LAT205
2.00 credits
LCO105
2.00 credits
LBA229
2.00 credits
Year 4 Bachelor
LCO302
4.00 credits
LBA241
3.00 credits
LAT207
3.00 credits
LAT208
3.00 credits
LCO107
2.00 credits
LCO108
2.00 credits
LCO301
4.00 credits
Others
ENG101
3.00 credits
ENG104
3.00 credits
ENG103
3.00 credits
ENG102
3.00 credits
Others
ENG107
2.00 credits
ENG108
2.00 credits
ENG106
2.00 credits
ENG105
2.00 credits
Others
PTG104
2.00 credits
PTG103
3.00 credits
PTG102
2.00 credits
PTG101
3.00 credits
Others
CHN104
3.00 credits
CHN103
2.00 credits
CHN101
2.00 credits
CHN102
3.00 credits