Course Information

The Associate Degree

The two year Associate Degree of Applied Design prepares you for a creative career, from the ground up. During your studies, you’ll learn a range of skills, from the technical to the more theoretical, developing your abilities in areas such as visual communication, design thinking, branding, place-making, and concept development. 

You’ll learn how all these fields fit into an increasingly digital world, so you’ll be applying your knowledge to designing mobile apps and websites, understanding user experience design and why it’s so important, and learning how to create future-focused solutions to the problems we see today. 

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Foundry x University of Tasmania

Foundry is excited to deliver an Associate Degree of Applied Design online, partnering with the University of Tasmania. A fully accredited, two year course, combining creative thinking fundamentals with 21st century design and technology skills.

We provide an immersive learning experience that places you alongside like-minded creatives in a virtual campus built on small class sizes. This way you can always get the help you need, when you need it, from industry professionals.

Our aim is to build entrepreneurial graduates who are highly sought after for their self-starting attitude and unique thinking, innovators, who are not afraid to try new things and lead by example.

What You'll Study

Digitally focused and industry driven, the Associate Degree of Applied Design is specifically designed to give you the skills to succeed in an industry where new career opportunities (and new job title) are being created everyday.

Design Thinking
Design Aesthetics
User Experience
Creative Entrepreneurship
Digital Design
Understanding Web and Code
Writing for Communication
Circular Design
Design History
Creative Critique
Product Design
Design For Equity
Branding and Visual Identity
Creative Ethics
Design Integration
Experiential Graphic Design

Life at Foundry

Graduating from a program at Foundry tells the world two things. The first is that you know what it means to be a designer — a person who understands creativity is the result of interesting ideas, collaboration and an ability to work across a range of skill sets. The second is you know how to apply yourself and work hard. At Foundry you’ll be learning and working on briefs based on real-life examples, rather than traditional assessments, which means you graduate with an industry-ready portfolio of work.

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Our Approach To Education

Foundry approaches education in a way that is different to what you are likely used to. This extends to student life and our virtual campus. Actually, we don’t even think of you as ‘students’ — you’re creatives. Everything’s pretty relaxed, which we’ve found leads to a positive and friendly vibe around the place.

Our class sizes are small (around 20 students) and our teachers are actively working in industry. Our virtual campus is open 24/7 and we have industry mentors providing support 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. 

We actively try to foster an environment where you can freely experiment with all aspects of design and creativity. Foundry provides you with one of the best virtual campus experiences in Australia, buzzing with like-minded souls, enthusiasm, creativity, hard work and more than a few laughs.

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Career Outcomes
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