Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Melbourne Polytechnic

Course details

CRICOS course code: 093470M

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate

Summary

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design has an excellent reputation in the graphic design industry, boasting real employment opportunities for graduates through our widespread industry networks. You’ll develop top visual communication skills with practical applications. Graphic design is more important than ever, thanks to visual communication platforms like Instagram and Facebook, and the Australian industry is set to grow by almost 20% in the next five years.

Study design that’s supported by industry

Melbourne Polytechnic has been delivering the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design for almost 40 years. We were one of the original providers of design education as the industry was forming in Australia in the 1970s and 1980s. Our long history in graphic design has taught us how to ensure you graduate job-ready. You’ll carry out advanced studies with complex briefs and visual communication problems, addressing a range of economic, social and environmental concerns. You’ll learn advertising and marketing design, professional design practice, motion graphics, advanced illustration, environmental design and complex packaging and publication design. Working with our industry partners, Melbourne Polytechnic gives students the opportunity to see firsthand what it’s like to work in an advertising agency, a design studio, a production house, or a multimedia studio. You will have the opportunity to attend conferences, workshops and studio access to enhance your networking with Australian and international designers.

The graphic design course that gets results

Our unique training offers you a proven and preferred pathway to industry with our strongest students historically gaining employment within six months of graduating. On graduation from Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design, you will have a strong practical portfolio of your work that shows you are ready for the industry. You might find work as an illustrator, a graphic designer, a web designer, an industrial designer or a multimedia artist.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Where will this take me

  • Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Assistant Website Designer
  • Multimedia Artist

Pathways

Completion of this course could lead you into a graphic design career or prepare you for further tertiary study, including our own extremely popular Bachelor of Illustration where you will receive 8 subjects/1 year credit.

How you learn

  • Blended
  • Classroom

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
14,900 Per Year
Read moreTuition fees per semester: 7,450; Materials fee: 200
11 Jul 2022
03 Oct 2022
12 months
Full time
Fairfield Campus
Yarra Bend Road
Melbourne Victoria 3078
Australia
14,900 Per Year
Read moreTuition fees per semester: 7,450; Materials fee: 200
11 Jul 2022
03 Oct 2022
12 months
Self study / online (with attendance)
Fairfield Campus
Yarra Bend Road
Melbourne Victoria 3078
Australia

Entry criteria

Most certificate and diploma level courses require evidence of completion to studies equivalent to Australian Year 11 or 12.

If you do not meet Melbourne Polytechnic’s academic entry-level requirements but have acquired skills or knowledge relevant to your chosen course, you may apply as a mature age student. A mature age student is considered to be over 18 years old and has been out of full-time education for at least one year.

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. General IELTS: 6.0 overall individual bands: min 5.5, TOEFL iBT: 49 overall Writing: 18; Speaking: 16; Reading: 8; Listening: 7, Pearson Global Scale of English: – PTE Academic: 42 overall communicative skills: 36, Cambridge English Scale (- Cambridge: First (FCE), - Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), - Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 162 overall individual bands: 154, Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS: 2+ ISLPR overall individual bands: min ISLPR 2.

Address

Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072
Australia
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