The Bachelor of Design will prepare you for a career as a designer in a wide range of professional fields.
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.
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.
Total Number of Credits for Graduation
Ilha Verde Campus
Programme’s Government Approval (in Chinese and Portuguese only) (Click here)
September to May
Approximately 20 hours each week
Mondays to Fridays 09:00 to 18:30
- 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
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. Filipa Martins de Abreu
- Graphic Designer
- Product Designer
- Furniture Designer
- User Experience Designer
- Digital Interface Designer
Students must complete all the following modules
Please click on any specific module to see its description.