Course details

CRICOS course code: 085471K

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

The Diploma of Design (UniLink) (8 months) is a higher education diploma which provides an alternative pathway to the second year of a bachelor degree. It includes study in digital, interactive and 3D design. The units are similar to those offered in the first year of a bachelor degree, but classes are smaller and students have more one-on-one time with teachers.

Students extend their creative and practical design skills and develop a modern approach to the role of design in society.

Course description

The Diploma of Design (UniLink) (8 months) provides a direct pathway to second-year university. The units are similar to those in the first year of a bachelor degree at the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, but the classroom environment is different. Classes are smaller and students will have more individual attention from their teachers to help them adjust to university.

Students will extend their creative and practical design skills. They will also develop the ability to:

  • creatively explore the various principles and elements of graphic design
  • understand and use language and terminology specific to the design field
  • understand the historical and cultural background of art and design.

UniLink is accredited as an award-level higher education diploma.

Career opportunities

Depending on the area in which students decide to specialise, they may find employment in advertising, animation, design consultancy, graphic design, packaging design, publishing, research and development for manufactured products, design of commercial and residential interiors and public spaces, media and entertainment studios, video games development, web and interactive digital design.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
30,740 Per Year
Read more30,740 for the entire course
17 Oct 2022
27 Feb 2023
26 Jun 2023
8 months
Full time
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia

Entry criteria

If you’re currently in Year 12 or have completed Year 12 in the last seven years, you’ll be considered for admission to undergraduate courses primarily based on whether you have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 4 Upper Intermediate level) with overall 65%, all skills 60%; minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0; TOEFL iBT (internet-based) 50 (no less than 5 in reading, 5 in listening, 14 in speaking, 15 in writing); Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 42 (no communicative skills less than 36); any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

Address

Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia
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