Design

Diploma of Graphic Design

Cricos Code: 092483C

What is a Diploma of Graphic Design?

Graphic design is an incredibly rewarding career powered by your imagination. This course is designed to give you a broad base of generalist graphic design knowledge and skills. With this know-how and hands-on experience, you can transform fantastic concepts into visual reality. By developing your design awareness, problem-solving and technical skills, you’ll be ready to design for the diverse needs of a fast-paced, visually literate society. Good graphic design can share a message clearly, win a sale or help tell a story. Exciting and challenging avenues are open to you when you graduate, or you could continue your design studies with a Bachelor degree.

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

Online. International students on a student visa must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% of online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 22 Jul 19

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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

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, whether you are studying on-campus or online.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you:
  • Web design
  • Branding and Identity design
  • Environmental and wayfinding design
  • Advertising
  • Magazine and publishing design
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 gained so much experience and felt really confident in myself."

- Tarryn Myburgh, Graduate of
"My favourite part about studying at Billy Blue was the confidence it gave me and the way the course really pushes and challenges your skills and potential. Through the diverse assessments and wide range of tasks you can do, you really gain a lot of experience and knowledge."
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Course Overview

The Diploma of Graphic Design gives you the insights and skills to explore the theory, practice and human connection of graphic design, and respond to the world’s visually literate society. From Day One, you’ll start thinking about the audience, purpose and context for your design. You’ll explore traditional designs as well cutting-edge digital, 2D and 3D design. In discussion with other students and guided by industry leaders, you’ll examine the role of graphic design in a time when sight has perhaps become the dominant sense. We are attuned to the visual. Throughout the course, you’ll challenge the conventions of current graphic design ideas and deliver engaging, appropriate and original solutions for everything from point-of-sale material to books and billboards. You’ll learn about design history and principles, ideas generation, brand identity, typography, design research, and user experience. By examining logos, symbols and brands you’ll have the opportunity to design your own unique brand and workshop it with other students, so you start to see your designs through the eyes of others. You’ll also gain the skills to use industry standard graphic design software with confidence and flair. The design work you do throughout the course will contribute to your professional portfolio – your passport to an exciting design career.
Learning Outcomes:
  • In-depth knowledge about design history and principles
  • Ideas generation, brand identity and typography skills
  • Design research and user experience skills
  • Graphic design software knowledge
  • Professional portfolio

How you'll study

Personalise Your Course

Institute this qualification was awarded
Any
Subjects Credited
8 of 8
Credit Points
80 of 80
Credit Agreement
Qualification
Institution this qualification was awarded …
Subjects Credited
Credit Points
Credit Agreement
CUA50715 (and superseded CUV50311)
Any
8 of 8
80 of 80

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
  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design).
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 5.5 (Academic), with no sub score less than 5.0
  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent or higher qualification
  View full course admission information
If you do not meet the requirements You can apply through Special Entry;
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level
  • Broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR
  • Discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design).
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 5.5 (Academic), 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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