Design

Diploma of Design

Cricos Code: 094008C

What is a Diploma of Design?

What could be more exciting and rewarding for a creative person than to have the chance to experiment with every avenue of design? If you have a flair for creativity but can’t decide between graphic design, digital design, video production, interior design, or fashion, this foundational introduction to the design profession gives you the opportunity to choose options for further study and for your future career. You can sample from two to four of these specialist areas: Branded Fashion design, Communication Design, Digital Media Design, or Interior Design. You’ll be guided by design industry professionals and collaborate with other imaginative and talented students.

Billy Blue College of Design courses are delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

Start Dates

Next intake is on 17 Feb 2020

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Workload

10 hours per subject, per week. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

Accelerated: 7 months

Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years maximum

Why Study At Torrens

It’s study that suits you, with flexible online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

FLEXIBILITY TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE

You control your workload, choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you:
  • Designer
  • Finished Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interactive Designer
SET FOR SUCCESS
We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure your long-term success in your career or entrepreneurial venture. Our academics are highly qualified and include practising industry leaders, while our Success Coaches are available for industry coaching and strength capability. We will support you in every step of your study with us.

"I learned so much in this course. "

- Nikita Karr, Graduate of Bachelor of Communication Design
"It really set me up for success. I also made friends with both fellow classmates and lecturers."
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Course Overview

Brilliant designers, who are both teachers and industry professionals, developed the Diploma of Design so you can gain some knowledge and skill in design without committing to studying a full degree. It gives you a ‘taste’ of different areas of design – and that’s ideal if you are undecided or not sure which area to focus on. You can learn the fundamentals of design and graduate in as little as seven months. In that time, you’ll develop a broad range of skills from many design disciplines. You’ll collaborate with other students and enjoy the dynamic learning environment of the Design Studios. Together, you will explore such topics as the needs of clients, problem solving and trends, while always building your design experience and know-how. The Diploma of Design provides full credit as a pathway into the more advanced courses. This means you can use it as a yellow-brick road towards finishing your full degree. Or you can take what you’ve learned and use it to create some new hybrid discipline the likes of which has never been seen before. Consider the possibilities if you were to study Branded Fashion Design and Digital Media Design, for example – your fashion parades would be amazing!
Learning Outcomes:
  • Design fundamentals
  • Visual communication vocabulary
  • Theory and practice of moving image and 3D design production
  • Discover how branding shapes the nature and role of design practice
  • Create brand collateral that delivers results

What you'll study

How you'll study

How much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

If you are an eligible student you may choose to defer some, or all, of your tuition fees through FEE-HELP. And as we are a university you can also take advantage of no loan fees on FEE-HELP when you study with us.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent or higher qualification
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If you do not meet the requirements   You can apply through Special Entry;  
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level
  • Work experience, and/or other formal, informal or non-formal study attempted and/or completed, OR
  • Design portfolio (6-10 pieces of original creative work)
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 5.5, with no sub score less than 5.0
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent or higher qualification
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If you do not meet the requirements   You can apply through Special Entry;  
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level
  • Work experience, and/or other formal, informal or non-formal study attempted and/or completed, OR
  • Design portfolio (6-10 pieces of original creative work)
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 5.5, with no sub score less than 5.0

Ready To Apply

Applying to Torrens is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

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