Bachelor of Design Futures

The University's Undergraduate Admission policy will apply.

Domestic student requirements
If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you're guaranteed a place in this program.
Selection for admission to an undergraduate degree is made on the basis of academic merit.
Selection for admission is competitive as the number of applicants generally exceeds the places available. The minimum requirement for eligibility for admission is completion of year 12 of secondary school or equivalent academic achievement.
Prerequisites for admission may be specified in terms of levels of achievement in particular Year 12 subjects. Prerequisite conditions may be satisfied by other study or experience which is considered to be equivalent to the Year 12 prerequisites.

Domestic applicants should apply for admission through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC).

Credit can also be received for prior learning. 

International student requirements

Minimum language requirements apply.
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 5.5
  • OR a minimum score of 550 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by GELI or ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • OR a minimum score of 54 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic).

English test results must be no more than two years old.
Students who successfully complete the following program will progress directly to their Griffith degree program
Applicants should refer to the English language requirements section of the Admission Policy for Undergraduate Programs for exceptions to these overall requirements.

 Admission Policy for Undergraduate Programs
If you do not meet the University's specified English language requirements, you may wish to contact the Griffith English Language Institute to increase your eligibility for entering a Griffith University program. This Institute offers a number of English language and other courses at both its Brisbane and Gold Coast branches.

An International student is a person who is not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident or holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian visa.
This program is available to International students applying to study IN AUSTRALIA at Griffith University. Students wishing to undertake this program require a student visa or another visa type which does not preclude them from studying in Australia.
Apply for admission through Griffith International.

Credit for prior study
Griffith University awards credit for prior learning. Prior learning may relate to previous study undertaken at Griffith, another University, a training organisation or TAFE.

Students can apply to gain credit for prior learning by lodging a Credit Transfer application form. To assist with your application, Griffith's Credit Precedent Database will give you a guide to the credit that you may be entitled to by listing equivalent courses in which the University has previously awarded credit.
View credit precedents for this program.

I am changed as a designer. Design Futures gave me a different mindset. It was the most valuable time I ever had – it gave me a new life.
Woo Young Shin
Master of Design Futures, 2011 / Korea