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Diploma of Design

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With design becoming increasingly transdisciplinary, and with diverse organisations embracing its value, design studies offer a multitude of career pathways. Designers have the opportunity to use their unique problem-solving capabilities to address complex challenges and have a positive impact on the world.

Charlotte Kessler, Program Advisor, Diploma of Design

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Duration

2 trimesters (8 months)
3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes

Trimester 1, 2, 3
Key dates

Location

Mount Gravatt (Brisbane)
Southport (Gold Coast)

Design overview

If you love visual creativity, the Diploma of Design is the perfect way to develop the skills you need to kickstart your career.

Practical projects will help you fine-tune your artistic abilities and harness new technology. Theoretical studies in design thinking and problem solving will enable you to approach challenges with structure and confidence.

After learning the fundamentals of design across multiple disciplines, including graphic design, visualisation, studio art, 3D design and interior design, you will be able to progress to a more specific creative degree at Griffith’s Queensland College of Art.

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Fees

I chose Griffith College because it offers a diploma program from which I can go straight into the second year of University.

Chelsea U.,
Diploma of Design

Pathways to a Griffith University Design Degree

Domestic students (QTAC codes included)
International students

Where could this diploma take me?

With a Diploma in design from Griffith College you could start your journey towards one of the careers below:

  • Advertising
  • Graphic design
  • Interior design
  • Product design
  • Design management
  • Digital design and media

Sample program structure

Students who enter with an IELTS (or equivalent) < 6.0 will be required to undertake the free Language Development Modules as part of their program.

First trimester

1201QBT Academic & Professional Skills Development

1506QCA Modernity & Post-modernity
1513QCA Computer Visualisation & Image Creation
1523QCA Drawing for Design

Second trimester

1510QCA Digital Technologies
1512QCA Introduction to Design History
1502QCA Design Lab Experience
1530QCA Design Lab Process

Duration

2 trimesters (8 months)
3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes

Trimester 1, 2, 3
Key dates

Location

Mount Gravatt (Brisbane)
Southport (Gold Coast)
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