Bachelor

Faculty of Creative Industries


Overview

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

3. BDS

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, digital design, product design, and furniture design. Digital design and fabrication is given a high priority. The curriculum emphasises ethics as well as expertise, requiring students to constantly evaluate the consequences of their work for human environments and societies.

Course 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
148

Campus
Ilha Verde Campus

Programme’s Government Approval (in Chinese and Portuguese only) (Click here)

Calendar
September to May

Weekly Schedule
Approximately 20 hours each week
Mondays to Fridays 09:00 to 18:30

USJ Design Programme Catalog 2018

Published on: 2019-03-13

 

Screenshot 2019-03-13 at 11.41.10 AMAs 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. Adjacent to the manu- facturing zones of the Pearl River Delta (the “factory of the world”) Macau is ideally positioned to develop the intellectual and creative capital for new types of design. For local designers, there are incredible opportunities to create and commercialize innovative proposals for the domestic and inter- national markets.
The Design Program aims to provide its students with high theoretical and practical knowledge in the wide range of Design Studies. It also seeks to prepare graduate students for their profession, making them special- ized designers and able to conceptualize and create projects in the fields of Graphic/Digital Design, Furniture Design and Product Design. Thus, this 5 bachelor degree aims to promote a deep understanding about the place of Design as a creative field for the society besides underlining topics about the aesthetics and the ethics in Design.
Design studios and lecture-based modules are taught by a mixture of local faculty members and eminent visiting professors. Design thinking method- ology, high-level production skills, interaction and decision-making abilities are the mottoes of this bachelor. After four years of studies, students will be aware of the new challenges of the contemporary design society, and be prepared to respond to the structural and organic needs of the local, national and international professional market. Our graduates are good designers, but also good citizens.

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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 recognised 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, digital design, product design, and furniture 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. Carlos Sena Caires


Typical Career Options

  • Graphic Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Furniture Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Digital Interface 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
ADAT101
6.00 credits
ADAT102
3.00 credits
ADAT103
3.00 credits
ADAT105
3.00 credits
ADAT106
3.00 credits
ADAT107
2.00 credits
LCO102
2.00 credits
ENG101
3.00 credits
ENG102
2.00 credits
ENG103
3.00 credits
ENG104
2.00 credits
Year 2
ADPD201
6.00 credits
ADPD202
3.00 credits
ADPD203
6.00 credits
ADPD204
3.00 credits
ADPD205
3.00 credits
LCO103
2.00 credits
LIS238
3.00 credits
ENG105
3.00 credits
ENG106
2.00 credits
ENG107
3.00 credits
ENG108
2.00 credits
Year 3
LAR225
3.00 credits
LCO106
2.00 credits
LDS309
6.00 credits
LDS310
3.00 credits
LDS311
6.00 credits
LDS312
3.00 credits
LDS313
3.00 credits
PTG101
3.00 credits
PTG102
2.00 credits
PTG103
3.00 credits
PTG104
2.00 credits
Year 4
LBA241
3.00 credits
LCO108
3.00 credits
LCO301
2.00 credits
LCO302
2.00 credits
LDS410
3.00 credits
LDS412
2.00 credits
CHN101
3.00 credits
CHN102
2.00 credits
CHN103
3.00 credits
CHN104
2.00 credits