The Graduate Certificate in Design provides a strong introductory foundation to diverse aspects of professional design. It consists of four courses – two in the design core which introduce you to design processes and communication, and two from areas of design practice or other studio electives. These electives include Spatial Experiences, Interaction Design and UX Experience, Visualisation and Visual Effects, Future Making, Graphic Communication, Planar Practices and Temporal and Spatial Practices.

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Why choose this degree?

If you want to broaden your design practice with a shorter period of study, this is the program for you.

Who should choose this degree?

Anyone with a background in design or digital media who wants to extend their professional qualifications will benefit from this program, as will those who intend to broaden or change directions in their practice.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • UX and experiential design
  • Graphics, media and digital design
  • Events, theatre and production design
  • Creative consultancies
  • social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Design management and strategy

Entry requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Design requires a Bachelors degree in any field.

Applicants who apply with a bachelors degree completed more than 10 years ago can be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Design where they have 5 or more years professional experience in a design or media-related field since graduation.

Applicants without a Bachelors degree may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate on a case-by-case basis by the Program Director, on the basis of a Portfolio of work and professional experience.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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