Diploma of Graphic Design

Design Concept
Design Processes
Design Theory
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Shortest full-time duration

1 year and 6 months

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At Swinburne we combine practical skills with traditional learning to help you to get a head start in your graphic design career. This course will help you create design concepts from a brief, build your personal portfolio and develop specialist skills in advertising and multimedia.

Swinburne creative arts graduates enjoy an average starting salary of $41,700 per annum.* Upon finishing the course you may find yourself entering a careers in areas such as graphic or web design in advertising, finished art, publishing (newspaper and magazines), retail advertising, printing, film and television production, education or government.

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*NCVER: VET graduate outcomes 2017

This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Design group.

Graduate career opportunities

The qualification may lead to careers including Graphic artist and Graphic designer.

Post graduate study pathways

Successful completion of the Diploma of Graphic Design allows you to progress to the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design or the Bachelor of Design with advanced standing. Learn more about pathways.

Course fees

For information about fees, visit the Swinburne course website.

Accredited code

CUA50715 - Diploma of Graphic Design