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What will I learn?

Design your career with this qualification. You’ll learn the skills required to establish, negotiate and refine a design brief, manage design realisation, manage projects, originate graphic designs for complex briefs and extend typographic design expertise.


  • Engage in the business of graphic design
  • Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
  • Extend typographic design expertise
  • Manage design realisation
  • Originate graphic designs for complex briefs
  • Undertake project work


The media industry is a globally dynamic, technology-driven industry that thrives on creativity and knowledge.

Our graduates go on to exciting media careers in a range of industries, including journalism, film, digital games and social media.

Our degree keeps pace with a rapidly changing media environment. You will develop professional-level and industry relevant skills and knowledge through our core courses such as Digital Storytelling and Digital Platforms, Media Policy and Media Law, and Writing for News Media

As well as working with industry to design courses, we provide you with the opportunity to work in professional media organisations and gain real world experiences. Our media internships provide an employment edge by allowing you to gain applied industry experience. Our Transforming Journalism course allows you to read the news live on air in Australia’s oldest community radio station, with a monthly audience of over 140,000 listeners. Take your studies global and immerse yourself in the unique media cultures of Japan through our Japanese study tour in Kyoto.

Potential careers

Market Researcher, Brand Marketer, App Developer, Entertainment Industry, Art Director, Public Relations Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Tourism, Animator, CGI Animator, Concept Artist, Content Writer, Photo Journalist, Digital Content Creator, Digital Strategist, Fashion Photographer, Filmmaker, Social Media Strategist, Sound Engineer, VFX Artist, VR Developer, Web Designer, ...



Study options

Full Time (3.5 years)

Tuition fees
TAFE SA Fee: AUD $28,800
Start date

Information not available


Adelaide College of the Arts Campus

39 Light Square,


South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum academic entry is completion of Year 12 or equivalent. IELTS Academic 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – iBT: Score of 46, with reading: 4-7, listening: 4-6, speaking: 14-15, and writing: 14-17; Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum 42 with 36 in all for communicative skills ((listening, reading, writing and speaking); Occupational English Test OET: Pass; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE): Overall score of 162 with a minimum of 154 in all bands; Intensive English Language Institute (IELI): English for Academic Purposes 2 (C grade); GCE O Levels English/1119 English: C6.

For international students

  • Successful completion of the Diploma of Graphic Design (in the same field).
  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Provision of a portfolio, please refer to the TAFE SA website for further details.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.