Diploma of Graphic Design

This course is not available to international students.
National code: CUA50715 Diploma (TAFE) Hawthorn Send me a link to this course
Balance beauty with function in everyday visual communication and learn how to create designs that stop people in their tracks and change behaviour.

Guided by experienced, current industry professionals in a simulated studio environment, build a solid technical skill set grounded in the design concept process. Focus your creative eye in a specialised area of graphic design such as typography, illustration, branding, packaging, animation, UIUX, digital design or environmental graphics. Work on a range of multidisciplinary projects.

Complete this nationally accredited 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. Or take the next exciting step with the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design.

Join a tight-knit and vibrant community of designers. Find a life of creativity in advertising agencies, graphic design and finished art studios. Or, you could go into the fast-paced world of publishing, retail advertising, film and television production houses. Interested in politics? Not-for-profits? Fashion? No matter your interests, design skills are needed by pretty much every imaginable organisation. From Paris to Berlin to Tokyo, a career in design will take you wherever in the world you want to go. So take the first exciting step with our diploma.

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18 months full-time


Hawthorn (March) - View application and start dates

Study mode

  • Full-time

VTAC course code

  • 3400278114
    Hawthorn (fee type determined by provider)
This course allows you to pathway to another qualification.