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Develop a creative folio of individual work that you can use to apply for other design-focused study, or use as an entry point into the workforce.
Over the six months of full-time study, you will focus on exploring design thinking and developing design projects in a studio-based environment.
Who is suited to this program?
Your aim is to develop an individual folio of creative work that can be used to apply for higher levels of design study, as an entry point into the workforce, or to add value to an existing career.
What you will learn?
Studying individually and in groups, you will use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest design software.
You will be involved in design competitions and projects that reflect industry practice, and connect with people and ideas related to the design industries.
This program can add value to your existing career or provide you with a pathway into further study at diploma, associate degree and degree level.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Through your studies you will develop a strong foundation in a variety of design skills, and gain insights into different careers in the design industry.
What will you study?
Your studies will be practical and hands-on, allowing you to develop a strong foundation in various design skills, including:
- graphic design
- 2D and 3D processes
- video art
- concept development
- digital imaging
- colour theory
- design history
- industry knowledge
Studying individually and in groups, you’ll learn on state-of-the-art equipment using the latest computer design programs including:
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
Learn from design professionals in a studio enviornment
You will connect with people and ideas related to the design industries and work on a range of projects. You’ll study with teachers who have a current knowledge of the latest trends and innovations.
The teaching approach is practical and hands-on. You will learn in contemporary studio environments as well as through lectures, workshops, presentations and group discussions.
You will be assessed on material produced such as essays, reports, verbal presentations, group projects, research work, practical tasks and design projects.
All programs are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You will participate in industry-related projects such as external design competitions which are reviewed by design industry professionals. Recently, two students had their t-shirt designs printed and sold in Jeanswest stores.
Previously, students have worked with local government and traders to devise design solutions for Moreland City Council's ’Adopt-a-tree’ program, and worked on creating a 70-metre mural featuring 40 artworks, displayed at the Heidelberg Graphic Equipment headquarters in Notting Hill. Both were very successful work-integrated learning projects.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
This program pathways into a number of design diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate degrees. You can continue your studies in areas such as graphic design, communication design, product design, furniture design, building design, interior design or visual merchandising.
An example of this would be further study in the Diploma of Graphic Design, where you can progress into a role as a junior graphic designer in:
- print media, where you will create logos and artwork for products such as packaging or cafe menus
- digital media, where you will focus on graphics used for websites, commercials, TV and film
- advertising industry, where you will create graphics for clients to sell a product or service through either print publications or digital content
If you are currently working, the Certificate IV in Design will add value to your current and future career prospects in an associated field.
Program and course information
Develop an individual folio of creative work.
Develop your 2D and 3D design skills, and add value to your existing career or pathway into further study at diploma, associate degree and bachelor degree levels.