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STUDY GRAPHIC & DIGITAL DESIGN

If you dream of a career as a Graphic Designer, UX Designer, Web Designer, Interaction Designer, Service Designer, Experience Designer, Graphic Artist, Typographer, Advertiser, Branding Specialist, or Illustrator, this course is for you.

The Graphic & Digital Design course teaches the in-demand knowledge and skills for creating outstanding and meaningful design and is perfect for students who want to establish a professional career in the graphic and digital design industry.

Dive into the full spectrum of visual design, from traditional print work to contemporary interactive digital design, alongside graphic design principles.

Tailored to equip students with transferable industry skills, the course will also delve into communication, brand strategy, customer experience and service design and digital media.

You will undertake fundamental units in motion design, human-centred design, data analysis, visualisation & information design, brand experience, design principles, elements & colour theory, typography and publication design.

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. With the opportunity to create a capstone project, undertake industry placement, and develop a professional portfolio, students will leave the course prepared for a successful career in graphic and digital design.

CRICOS CODE

Bachelor of Graphic and Digital Design - 2 Years: 110058M
Bachelor of Graphic and Digital Design - 3 Years: 110059K

→ Diploma of Graphic and Digital Design - 2 Trimesters: 110062D
→ Diploma of Graphic and Digital Design - 3 Trimesters: 110063C

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Build a solid foundation of graphic and digital design theory including motion design, colour theories and typography

Study the relationship between visual design and storytelling while creating art that reflects cultural concepts

Develop and hone technical skills in graphic and digital design using industry-standard tools and platforms

Create your own professional career-ready portfolio of graphic and digital design work

Get mentored by industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across five campuses or study online*

Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT GRAPHIC & DIGITAL DESIGN

COLLARTS AND DREXEL UNIVERSITY CELEBRATE MEANINGFUL DESIGN

A hybrid collaboration with Drexel UniversityThe Museum of Where We Are was conceptualised by Drexel’s Assistant Professor of Design History Professor Joseph Larnerd, who sought to find a way for his students to continue hands-on learning, following the universal pivot to remote approaches after the pandemic hit in early 2020.

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ALUMNI STEPH CREEK ON MOLDING YOUR FUTURE

For Animation & VFX alumni Steph Creek, drawing always came naturally. But making art and working in film was not the career she thought she would pursue until inspiration hit during a set tour at Universal Studios and Paramount Pictures.

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WHAT IT MEANS TO CHOOSE COLLARTS

Here at Collarts, we do things a little differently than other major universities and colleges. We call it The Collarts Way. It’s what makes us stand out from the crowd and why we’re proud to be the place where so many creative students have found their study home. When comparing your future study options, here's everything you should keep in mind about us.

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

“Collarts helped me get closer to my dream. It’s one of the only places that’s made me feel like my ideas are valid and that it’s okay to think differently.”

JEMMA HOLLWAY

Digital & Social Media Graduate, Bolster Group

“When I was looking at my options, Collarts’ practical approach was exactly what I was looking for. Collarts is so industry-focused, and I wanted my degree to be a stepping stone for a job in the future.”

ALECIA MOSTERT

Interior Design Graduate, Carr

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION
01

Apply online via the Apply Now button on the page. Soon afterwards, our International Team will contact you.

DOCUMENTATION
02

Organise and submit the requested documentation for your application, ensuring all details are correct.

INTERVIEW AND/OR AUDITION
03

Book and attend an interview and/or audition, where you will meet our friendly International Team.

OFFER
04

If your application is successful, Collarts will issue a Letter of Offer and invoice directly to you.

ACCEPTANCE
05

To accept your offer, you must return a signed Student Agreement with receipt of payment.

CONFIRMATION
06

Once your offer is accepted and your payment received, Collarts will issue an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) as evidence of your enrolment.

HEALTH COVER
07

Once you have your eCoE you must purchase your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

VISA
08

To prepare for your studies in Australia, you must apply for your Visa.

START YOUR #FUTURENOW AT COLLLARTS
09

Congratulations! You're ready to start studying at Collarts.

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BACHELOR OF GRAPHIC & DIGITAL DESIGN

 

The Bachelor of Graphic & Digital Design is perfect for students who want to establish a professional design career in the graphic and digital industry, teaching the in-demand knowledge and skills for creating outstanding and meaningful design.

Dive into the full spectrum of visual design, from traditional print work to contemporary interactive digital design, alongside graphic design principles; and apply your polished technical skills to a career-ready portfolio.

The Bachelor degree can be completed in accelerated mode over six trimesters (2 years) or standard mode over nine trimesters (3 years) of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DEGREE, YOU WILL

 

 Build an extensive foundation of graphic and digital design theory including motion design, colour theories and typography

 Study the relationship between visual design and storytelling while creating art that reflects cultural concepts

 Develop and hone technical skills in graphic and digital design using industry-standard tools and platforms

 Create your own professional career-ready portfolio of graphic and digital design work

 Get mentored by industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across five campuses or study online*

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Graphic & Digital Design are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 110058M (2 years)/110059K (3 years) & 110062D (2 trimesters)/110063C (3 trimesters).

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

DIPLOMA OF GRAPHIC & DIGITAL DESIGN

 

The Diploma of Graphic & Digital Design is perfect for students who want to learn the foundations of graphic and digital design.

You'll develop a broad understanding of visual and digital design while applying industry-standard practices and honing your technical skills through individual projects and collaborative work.

The diploma can be completed in accelerated mode over two trimesters (8 months) or standard mode in three trimesters (12 months) of full-time study. You also have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

 Learn the foundations of graphic and digital design including design theories and elements

 Develop graphic and digital design techniques to enter the graphic design industry at an entry-level

→ Apply technical skills to graphic and digital design practices

 Create your own professional career-ready portfolio of graphic and digital design work

 Get mentored by industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across five campuses or study online*

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Graphic & Digital Design are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 110058M (2 years)/110059K (3 years) & 110062D (2 trimesters)/110063C (3 trimesters).

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 Applicants are required to present a 300-word statement of engagement with game design OR a portfolio of their creative work

 

You will also need to supply the following documentation to support your application, including:

 A certified copy of transcripts and high school certificate (translated if necessary)

 English test results or alternative evidence of English proficiency

 A certified copy of your passport

 A current visa (if applicable)

 Proof of GTE and financials (if applicable)

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA AND DEGREE APPLICANTS

 

International students must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old at course commencement

Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12

English Proficiency (see below)

Interview

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

 

Our English requirement is an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with no single band score below 6.0) for all the courses, except Entertainment Journalism and Creative Writing, where students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0)

Applicants may also provide the following as evidence of their English proficiency:

Results of English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certificate, ALevel or the International Baccalaureate. Please contact international@collarts.edu.au if you have any questions

Successful completion of an English course at any of our pathway providers

BACHELOR

BACHELOR OF GRAPHIC & DIGITAL DESIGN

 

The Bachelor of Graphic & Digital Design is perfect for students who want to establish a professional design career in the graphic and digital industry, teaching the in-demand knowledge and skills for creating outstanding and meaningful design.

Dive into the full spectrum of visual design, from traditional print work to contemporary interactive digital design, alongside graphic design principles; and apply your polished technical skills to a career-ready portfolio.

The Bachelor degree can be completed in accelerated mode over six trimesters (2 years) or standard mode over nine trimesters (3 years) of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE DEGREE, YOU WILL

 

 Build an extensive foundation of graphic and digital design theory including motion design, colour theories and typography

 Study the relationship between visual design and storytelling while creating art that reflects cultural concepts

 Develop and hone technical skills in graphic and digital design using industry-standard tools and platforms

 Create your own professional career-ready portfolio of graphic and digital design work

 Get mentored by industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across five campuses or study online*

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Graphic & Digital Design are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 110058M (2 years)/110059K (3 years) & 110062D (2 trimesters)/110063C (3 trimesters).

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF GRAPHIC & DIGITAL DESIGN

 

The Diploma of Graphic & Digital Design is perfect for students who want to learn the foundations of graphic and digital design.

You'll develop a broad understanding of visual and digital design while applying industry-standard practices and honing your technical skills through individual projects and collaborative work.

The diploma can be completed in accelerated mode over two trimesters (8 months) or standard mode in three trimesters (12 months) of full-time study. You also have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

 Learn the foundations of graphic and digital design including design theories and elements

 Develop graphic and digital design techniques to enter the graphic design industry at an entry-level

→ Apply technical skills to graphic and digital design practices

 Create your own professional career-ready portfolio of graphic and digital design work

 Get mentored by industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across five campuses or study online*

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Graphic & Digital Design are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 110058M (2 years)/110059K (3 years) & 110062D (2 trimesters)/110063C (3 trimesters).

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 Applicants are required to present a 300-word statement of engagement with game design OR a portfolio of their creative work

 

You will also need to supply the following documentation to support your application, including:

 A certified copy of transcripts and high school certificate (translated if necessary)

 English test results or alternative evidence of English proficiency

 A certified copy of your passport

 A current visa (if applicable)

 Proof of GTE and financials (if applicable)

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA AND DEGREE APPLICANTS

 

International students must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old at course commencement

Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12

English Proficiency (see below)

Interview

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

 

Our English requirement is an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with no single band score below 6.0) for all the courses, except Entertainment Journalism and Creative Writing, where students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0)

Applicants may also provide the following as evidence of their English proficiency:

Results of English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certificate, ALevel or the International Baccalaureate. Please contact international@collarts.edu.au if you have any questions

Successful completion of an English course at any of our pathway providers

KEY INFORMATION

Start Dates
Start Dates
February, May and September
Number of Trimesters
Number of Units
8 in Diploma
 
24 in Bachelor
Duration
Duration
Diploma 2 Trimesters / 3 Trimesters
Bachelor 2 Years / 3 Years
Study Mode
Study Mode
On-Campus, Online, or Mixed*
Support Services
Support Services
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
Industry Placement
Industry Placement
60 Hours of Industry Placement
CRICOS Code
CRICOS Code
Bachelor: 110058M/110059K
Diploma: 110062D/110063C
International Fees
International Fees On-Campus
$3110 per unit
Application Assistance
International Fees Online
$2616 per unit

 

* To transfer from online to on campus, students must meet certain conditions, such as meeting GTE criteria.
Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

Course Structure

Delivery Mode - On-Campus, Online, Mixed*
FIRST YEAR CONTEXTS PRINCIPLES PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Design Thinking & Innovation Design Principles, Elements & Colour Theory Critical Thinking
Trimester 2 Persuasion & Representation Typography Fundamentals Critical Survey
Trimester 3 Copywriting Motion Design
Second YEAR CONTEXTS PRINCIPLES PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Brand Experience Publication Design User Experience & Interface Design
Trimester 2 Contemporary Art, Design & Cultural History Systems Design Human-Centred Design + Elective
Trimester 3 Data Analysis, Visualisation & Information Design Social Impact Project + Elective
THIRD YEAR CONTEXTS PRINCIPLES PRACTICE INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Design Law, Ethics & Regulation Advanced Typography Group Project + Elective
Trimester 2 Creative Entrepreneurship Graphic & Digital Design Capstone Development Industry Placement or Professional Portfolio
Trimester 3 Graphic & Digital Design Capstone Project Graphic & Digital Design Capstone Project

Need more information on the units above? Click here for a unit outline.

 

* To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

LIFE IN MELBOURNE

WHAT TO EXPECT STUDYING IN MELBOURNE

Melbourne’s love for all things creative makes it an excellent place to live and study. A popular choice for international students, the city also embraces high- quality education and supports students in their ability to thrive. Study in Melbourne and hone your creative career at Collarts.

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MEET INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SARA

International student Sara shares her experience studying at Collarts, travelling all the way from Denmark and starting her career in Music Performance in Australia.

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MEET INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PAULO

Flying over from the Philippines, international student Paulo shares why he chose to start his career in Entertainment Management in Australia.

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Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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