Course Details



Study Load

Part Time

Study Mode


Course Location


Course Starts

Jun 3, 2024


18 months full-time, up-to 3 years part-time, 12 months accelerated

Course Code

CRICOS 102489K

Torrens University Australia Limited

Diploma of Graphic Design

What is a Diploma of Graphic Design?

A Diploma of Graphic Design provides a broad base of general and specialist knowledge, with a focus on design awareness, problem-solving and technical skills. It builds a foundation in graphic design, combining theory with hands-on experience. Under guidance from industry professionals, you’ll develop a portfolio to showcase your skills and graduate prepared for the diverse needs of a fast-paced, visually literate society.

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.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop the skills required to operate a freelance graphic design business or work in a professional design studio.
  • Grow your skills and knowledge from a technical and theoretical base.
  • Discover the powerful uses of typography and design principles in creating meaning across communication.
  • Manipulate photography and illustration to create original works.
  • Master industry-standard software and related tools in a technical environment.
  • Learn the language of graphic design so you graduate job-ready.

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