Design

Graduate Diploma of Design

Cricos Code: 086073E

WHAT IS A GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF DESIGN?

Are you ready to build your design knowledge and skills and come to a new understating of the place of design in our world? Through the Graduate Diploma of Design, you’ll gain an overview of the latest design thinking and practices, at a postgraduate level. It also encourages a creative, collaborative and hands-on culture of study. If you have an academic background in a design-related area or an unrelated degree plus 3 years’ professional experience in design, this course will extend and deepen your expertise and take your career to a new level. It’s also a pathway to the Master of Design.

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

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 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

Full-time: 1 year

Part-time options available

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.
PERSONALISED APPROACH
Small class sizes designed for collaboration to fast-track your development in a supportive environment where you will know your peers and lecturers personally. Your success coach will focus on improving your employability, and their inside information will give you the edge you need to get ahead of the competition.
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 loved being a part of a community. "

- Ashlie Sinclair, Graduate of Graduate Diploma of Design
"The classes were small so we became a really tight group of friends and a lot of the time would help each other brainstorm ideas, give each other feedback and encouragement."
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Course Overview

Design professionals came together to plan a course that would give you a broad view of the design techniques and practices today, enhance your career and give you a path to further study. The result? A Graduate Diploma that will provide the opportunity for you to: analyse design issues; develop new strategies in your own practice, in any field; apply your understanding of research and theory; and evaluate design from an interdisciplinary perspective. You’ll cross boundaries – drawing on your current expertise as a designer, or knowledge from your own discipline. This Grad Cert is all about thinking about design in new ways, no matter what field you’re in. Working on projects inspired by real briefs, you’ll respond to the client’s needs and consider the outcomes of your various design choices. In collaboration with other students, you’ll explore ways that smart, imaginative design can lead to sustainable options for our world. In this studio-based subject, your team will investigate how different kinds of objects shape our lives today – they might be gadgets, equipment, interfaces or environments. The emphasis is on understanding what should be valued and what can be let go, with the goal of being more sustainable. You’ll extend and deepen your design skills, build your career, and perhaps take the path to further study.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate design from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Analyse design issues
  • Develop new strategies
  • Application of research and theory

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

Eligible students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
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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.

  • Completion of a Bachelor-level degree or post-graduate study at an Australian university or equivalent from an overseas higher education provider, AND
  • Relevant professional experience, OR
  • Completion of postgraduate study in a field of design at an Australian university or equivalent from an overseas higher education provider, OR
  • A portfolio of relevant work from area(s) of expertise, AND
  • 3 letters of recommendation from relevant persons, AND
  • A selection interview
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 6.0 (Academic), with no sub score less than 5.5
  • CAE 58
  • Completion of a Bachelor-level degree or post-graduate study at an Australian university or equivalent from an overseas higher education provider, AND
  • Relevant professional experience, OR
  • Completion of postgraduate study in a field of design at an Australian university or equivalent from an overseas higher education provider, OR
  • A portfolio of relevant work from area(s) of expertise, AND
  • 3 letters of recommendation from relevant persons, AND
  • A selection interview
Approved English tests include:
  • IELTS 6.0 (Academic), with no sub score less than 5.5
  • CAE 58

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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