Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Graphic Design offers hands-on, practical skills. The course combines practical design processes and theory, allowing you to gain a solid base for future employment in the design industry. Graphic design is the most popular cultural occupation in Australia, with over 59,000 Australians working in the field. Advance your knowledge of the fundamentals of graphic design and stand out from the pack in this creative industry.Illustrate your skills
Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Graphic Design has been developed to help you build strong practical skills and a theoretical foundation in design. Build skills in analysing design problems and developing solutions. You will learn about contemporary and traditional graphic design processes for both print and digital platforms. You'll cover 2D and 3D design, colour theory, concept development, design process and theory, digital imaging and computer graphics, drawing and illustration, professional typesetting and type design, information graphics, packaging and publication design, pre-press and web design basics. Learn from practising professionals, ensuring that the knowledge you gain is up-to-date and relevant to the industry. Melbourne Polytechnic has a huge range of facilities and software, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Mac labs, Epson printers and scanners and life-drawing facilities. Our Diploma of Graphic Design is the perfect pathway into our Bachelor of Illustration - the only specialist Illustration degree in Australia.Become a professional in the industry
On successful completion of the Diploma of Graphic Design you may like to advance your studies and enrol into the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design or into Melbourne Polytechnic's highly sought and completely unique Bachelor of Illustration. Your prospective employers include advertising agencies, art and design studios, and packaging and publishing companies. You might also work in trade-houses and large printing firms, multimedia studios or as a self-employed graphic designer.
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.