Supported by experienced industry professionals in a simulated studio environment, build a solid technical skill-set grounded in the design concept process. Focus your creative eye for detail in a specialised area of graphic design such as typography, illustration, branding, packaging, animation, UIUX, digital design or environmental graphics.
This nationally accredited diploma course emphasises employability where industry readiness impacts just as strongly as good design. Complete the course with a portfolio ready to wow prospective employers along with a solid understanding of current industry practices - including project management, design strategy, presentation, collaboration and how to respond to a brief.
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18 months full-time
Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates
VTAC course code
Hawthorn (fee type determined by provider)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Riding the wave of creativity
What’s even more creative than drawing large pieces of art using the stippling technique? Doing it on upcycled materials. Swinburne Diploma of Graphic Design graduate Jarryn Dower has combined his passion for surf and art by using second-hand surfboards as the canvas for the majority of his artworks – all of which take upwards of 60 hours to create!
I learned how to look at designs critically. My illustrations, and their composition, colour and technique, improved dramatically and I was a finalist in the Australian Good Design Award for student packaging. Now, I’m working as a freelance illustrator and designer in one of the illustration hubs of the world – the UK.
Diploma of Graphic Design