12 months full time / available part time
12 months full time / available part time
Diploma of Graphic Design. Interview.
Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Diploma of Graphic Design. Interview.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design has an excellent reputation in the graphic design industry, boasting real employment opportunities for graduates through our widespread industry networks. You’ll develop top visual communication skills with practical applications. Graphic design is more important than ever, thanks to visual communication platforms like Instagram and Facebook, and the Australian industry is set to grow by almost 20% in the next five years.
Melbourne Polytechnic has been delivering the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design for almost 40 years. We were one of the original providers of design education as the industry was forming in Australia in the 1970s and 1980s. Our long history in graphic design has taught us how to ensure you graduate job-ready. You’ll carry out advanced studies with complex briefs and visual communication problems, addressing a range of economic, social and environmental concerns. You’ll learn advertising and marketing design, professional design practice, motion graphics, advanced illustration, environmental design and complex packaging and publication design. Working with our industry partners, Melbourne Polytechnic gives students the opportunity to see firsthand what it’s like to work in an advertising agency, a design studio, a production house, or a multimedia studio. You will have the opportunity to attend conferences, workshops and studio access to enhance your networking with Australian and international designers.
Our unique training offers you a proven and preferred pathway to industry with our strongest students historically gaining employment within six months of graduating. On graduation from Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design, you will have a strong practical portfolio of your work that shows you are ready for the industry. You might find work as an illustrator, a graphic designer, a web designer, an industrial designer or a multimedia artist.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
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|BSBDES502||ESTABLISH, NEGOTIATE AND REFINE A DESIGN BRIEF||Core||65|
|BSBDES601||MANAGE DESIGN REALISATION||Core||50|
|BSBPMG522||UNDERTAKE PROJECT WORK||Core||60|
|BSBWOR501||MANAGE PERSONAL WORK PRIORITIES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT||Core||60|
|CUADIG401||AUTHOR INTERACTIVE MEDIA||Core||50|
|CUADIG403||CREATE USER INTERFACES||Core||50|
|CUAGRD601||ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF GRAPHIC DESIGN||Core||65|
|CUAGRD602||ORIGINATE GRAPHIC DESIGNS FOR COMPLEX BRIEFS||Core||65|
|CUAGRD603||EXTEND TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERTISE||Core||60|
|CUAGRD604||DEVELOP AND DESIGN ADVERTISING CONCEPTS||Core||55|
|CUAGRD605||DEVELOP GRAPHIC DESIGNS FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT||Core||55|
|CUAGRD606||DEVELOP GRAPHIC DESIGNS FOR PACKAGING||Core||55|
|CUAGRD607||DEVELOP GRAPHIC DESIGNS FOR BRANDING AND IDENTITY||Core||55|
|CUAILL502||REFINE ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES||Core||70|
|CUAPPR504||ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE CREATIVE PRACTICE||Core||30|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
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Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
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Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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Skills may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
To enrol in this course you are asked to attend an interview and folio presentation with one of our Creative Arts staff to ensure that this is the right course for you.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400
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