Graduate Certificate in Design and Art
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Duration||6 months full-time or equivalent part-time|
The Graduate Certificate in Design provides a sound introduction to graduate studies and allows you to pursue independent projects under the guidance of experienced staff. This course is flexible and can be tailored to suit individual interests and career objectives. It allows you to develop creative and professional skills through studies in contemporary design and art practice, and covers a wide variety of specialisations.
You can choose to focus your studies on one of the following specialisations:
- creative advertising and graphic design
- photography and illustration design
- digital design
- fashion design
- 3D design (jewellery, product or furniture design)
- art and design studies
- fine art.
This course is suited to applicants with knowledge and expertise from other disciplines as well as those with formal qualifications in art or design. Through a combination of coursework, project-based units, and professional placements you'll learn the skills and knowledge required to produce contemporary design and art solutions.
Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you may then subsequently enrol in the master degree.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
A bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution or a minimum of five years vocational or professional experience in a design or art related discipline.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview and submit a portfolio. If this is required, you will be notified by the University.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2018||Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.||$8,800*|
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
Graduates are recognised by professional associations such as the National Association for the Arts (NAVA) and the Design Institute of Australia. Graduates are also eligible for membership in the following organisations:
Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
Graduates of design and art generally find employment within all avenues of design, including design studios, advertising agencies, public relations and marketing organisations. Your research project can aid further in niche specialisation and self employment.
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