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Designpreneurship G (11072.1)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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Designpreneurship, or the combination of design and entrepreneurship, provides the benefits of offering both tangible and intangible benefits of design. In this unit students will explore and apply diverse tools and strategies for design-led entrepreneurship, equipping them for successful design startups.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Critically evaluate, select and use a suite of designpreneurship planning and management tools;

2. Test and apply principles of entrepreneurship to design-related projects;

3. Effectively communicate with different stakeholders of the business ecosystem in order to pitch ideas and advance design projects; and

4. Critically identify different sources for project funding.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of on-campus blended learning supported by online material, interactive workshops, and project based learning activities per week.





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