In a nutshell
Graduate with a Diploma of Graphic Design, delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, ready to step into industry or set up your own studio.
Throughout the course, you will explore the theory, practice and human connection of graphic design. You’ll challenge the conventions of current graphic design ideas and deliver engaging, appropriate and original solutions for everything from digital signage and point-of-sale material to books and billboards. You will learn about design history and principles, ideas generation, brand identity, typography, design research and user experience. By examining logos, symbols and brands you’ll have the opportunity to design your own unique brand and workshop it with other students, giving you the chance to see your designs through the eyes of others. You’ll also gain the skills to use industry-standard graphic design software including the Adobe Creative Suite with confidence and flair.
This course is recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.
Free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence
You’ll receive a free Adobe Creative Cloud Pro licence for the entire time you’re studying Design with us.
What you’ll need
To be eligible for this course, students need to have:
- Completed Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent, OR
- Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above, OR
- Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification, OR
- Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
While completing this Diploma of Graphic Design qualification from Billy Blue College of Design, you will cover the following subjects:
- Digital Design Foundations
- Visual Language of Design
- Typography | DGDTY100
- Finished Art (pre-requisite DGDDD100 Digital Design Foundations)
- Symbols and Branding
- Motion Design
- Publishing and Media
- Form and Insight (pre-requisite DGDDD100 Digital Design Foundations)
- Interaction Design
- Work Integrated Learning
- Portfolio and Professional Practice
- Data Visualisation
- Camera and Capture
Why Billy Blue College of Design?
Billy Blue College of Design is the design and creative technology faculty at Torrens University Australia, and home to the industry’s best and brightest. They’re known for our engagement with industry and employability focus, with courses developed in collaboration with industry leaders.
You'll study in iconic, inspirational spaces where ideas flourish, and our educators are adventurous and eager to share their craft, and industry contacts. During your studies, you’ll master the practical skills you need back up your imagination and gain the commercial skills you need to scale up your career.
Best of all, university admission needn’t be a worry. You don’t need an ATAR to study with Billy Blue, just a passion to learn, and that hard-earned work-life experience counts too.
You’ll benefit from the dedicated support of Course Advisors and Success Coaches, who can help you navigate your career dreams and study goals.
And, with all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part-time, on-campus, online, or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.