Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

This course is not available to international students.
National code: CUA60320 Advanced diploma (TAFE) Hawthorn Send me a link to this course

Draw upon your previous studies – and your passion for design – to expand your knowledge, skills and career prospects, with the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design.

This course prioritises career-readiness. All of your work is focused through the lens of establishing a path into a career in the graphic design industry. Beyond the technical design skills you’ll hone while studying, you’ll also focus on important business skills, such as costing and scheduling and how to appeal to different target audiences.

Working on real-world client briefs, you’ll build business cases for creative decisions across:

  • Social media
  • UX/UI
  • Exhibition design
  • Print
  • Packaging

Industry placement is a feature of the course and may well prove to be a valuable foot in the door as you embark on your career.

Potential professional roles include graphic designer, web designer, visual merchandiser, digital content creator and art director. Or, upon graduating with a credit average, you can transition into the third year of Swinburne's Bachelor of Design.


6 months full-time or equivalent part-time


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  • Full-time