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Diploma of Design (UniLink) Swinburne University of Technology

Australia

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Summary

The Diploma of Design (UniLink) (8 months) is a higher education diploma which provides an alternative pathway to the second year of a bachelor degree. It includes study in digital, interactive and 3D design. The units are similar to those offered in the first year of a bachelor degree, but classes are smaller and students have more one-on-one time with teachers.

Students extend their creative and practical design skills and develop a modern approach to the role of design in society.

Course description

The Diploma of Design (UniLink) (8 months) provides a direct pathway to second-year university. The units are similar to those in the first year of a bachelor degree at the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, but the classroom environment is different. Classes are smaller and students will have more individual attention from their teachers to help them adjust to university.

Students will extend their creative and practical design skills. They will also develop the ability to:

  • creatively explore the various principles and elements of graphic design
  • understand and use language and terminology specific to the design field
  • understand the historical and cultural background of art and design.

UniLink is accredited as an award-level higher education diploma.

Career opportunities

Depending on the area in which students decide to specialise, they may find employment in advertising, animation, design consultancy, graphic design, packaging design, publishing, research and development for manufactured products, design of commercial and residential interiors and public spaces, media and entertainment studios, video games development, web and interactive digital design.

The Diploma of Design (UniLink) (12 months) provides a direct pathway to second-year university. The units are similar to those in the first year of a bachelor degree at the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, but the classroom environment is different. Classes are smaller and students will have more individual attention from their teachers to help them adjust to university.

Career opportunities

Depending on the area in which students decide to specialise, they may find employment in advertising, animation, design consultancy, graphic design, packaging design, publishing, research and development for manufactured products, design of commercial and residential interiors and public spaces, media and entertainment studios, video games development, web and interactive digital design.

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

CRICOS

085471K

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Diploma of Design (UniLink).

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees

AUD $27,960 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

24-Feb-20, 29-Jun-20, 19-Oct-20

Venue

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,

HAWTHORN,

Victoria,

3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12.

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 4 Upper Intermediate level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 5.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 5.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 65 with no band less than 15
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 42 (no communicative skills less than 36)
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

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