Diploma of Graphic Design

  • Awarded by

    Billy Blue College of Design

  • Qualification

    Diploma

  • Study Mode

    Blended
    On campus
    Online

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    18 months full time, 2 years part time, 12 months accelerated

  • Start Date

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  • Location

    NSW | VIC | QLD

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Web Designer | Junior Graphic Designer | Graphic Designer | Brand Identity Designer | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Graduate with a Diploma of Graphic Design, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, ready to step into industry or set up your own studio.

    Throughout the course, you will explore the theory, practice and human connection of graphic design. You'll challenge the conventions of current graphic design ideas and deliver engaging, appropriate and original solutions for everything from digital signage and point-of-sale material to books and billboards. You will 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, giving you the chance to see your designs through the eyes of others. You'll also gain the skills to use industry-standard graphic design software including the Adobe Creative Suite with confidence and flair.

    DIA-recognised course

    This course is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.

    Free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence

    You'll receive a free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence for the entire time you're studying Design with us.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible for this course, students need to have:

    • Completed Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent, OR
    • Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above, OR
    • Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification, OR
    • Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing this Diploma of Graphic Design qualification from Billy Blue College of Design, you will cover the following subjects:

    Core subjects

    • Digital Design Foundations
    • Visual Language of Design
    • Typography | DGDTY100
    • Finished Art (pre-requisite DGDDD100 Digital Design Foundations)
    • Symbols and Branding
    • Motion Design
    • Publishing and Media
    • Form and Insight (pre-requisite DGDDD100 Digital Design Foundations)
    • Interaction Design
    • Work Integrated Learning
    • Portfolio and Professional Practice

    Elective subjects

    • Data Visualisation
    • Camera and Capture
    • Illustration
  • Why Billy Blue College of Design?

    Billy Blue College of Design is the design and creative technology faculty at Torrens University Australia, and home to the industry’s best and brightest. They’re known for our engagement with industry and employability focus, with courses developed in collaboration with industry leaders.

    You'll study in iconic, inspirational spaces where ideas flourish, and our educators are adventurous and eager to share their craft, and industry contacts. During your studies, you’ll master the practical skills you need back up your imagination and gain the commercial skills you need to scale up your career.

    Best of all, university admission needn’t be a worry. You don’t need an ATAR to study with Billy Blue, just a passion to learn, and that hard-earned work-life experience counts too.

    You’ll benefit from the dedicated support of Course Advisors and Success Coaches, who can help you navigate your career dreams and study goals.

    And, with all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part-time, on-campus, online, or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On successful completion of this course, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design, you will be awarded the nationally recognised Diploma of Graphic Design qualification from Torrens University Australia. The course will have ensured that you have all the skills, confidence as well as a practical portfolio of work created during the program to start performing competently in one of many graphic design roles available across the country.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in graphic design could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Graphic Designer, Graphic Artist, Illustrator, Product Designer, Art Director, Brand Designer.

  • Let's talk price

    Total cost for this course is $28,280 (8 subjects at $3,535 per subject).

    Students may be eligible for scholarships covering up to 30% of the fee, making the discounted fee $19,796.

    Billy Blue College of Design offers a number of easy payment plans or the ability to pay per subject or per semester as you go.

    Eligible Australian 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.

    Please enquire for further details.

    FEE-HELP

    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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