Design Course Guide 2012

Published:  October 11, 2012
Design Course Guide 2012

From communication design to digital media to interior design, if you are looking to study design in 2012 or know someone who is looking to, take a read through the list of Australian institutions below who offer design related courses (both full-time and part-time options included).

This is just a selection of design related courses in Australia. For more listings, check the Tertiary Admissions Centre in your state.

Australian Academy of Design
The Academy has a reputation for producing high quality, industry-ready, creative art and design professionals. Graduates are prepared via a concentrated course – the equivalent of a four-year university course, delivered in three years. More class time and smaller class sizes offer students the opportunity of individual attention.
• Bachelor of Design Arts, Fashion Design
• Bachelor of Design Arts, Graphic Design
• Bachelor of Design Arts, Photo Media
• Bachelor of Design Arts, Visual Arts

Billy Blue College of Design
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Celebrating 25 years challenging convention, and pushing innovative ideas Billy Blue welcomes you to a likeminded community where a common thread connects all… A thread of lasting personal and professional fraternity born out of a common pursuit of excellence. A place where future networks are fused, where a devoted group of educators and designers inspire and ignite our passions. Who is Billy Blue? Billy Blue is you. Got ideas? Join in.
• Bachelor of Design, Communication Design
• Bachelor of Design, Branded Fashion
• Bachelor of Design, Digital Media Design
• Bachelor of Design, Branded Environment
• Bachelor of Design, Commercial Interiors
• Bachelor of Design, Residential Interiors

CATC Design School
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast
Established in 1982, CATC Design School is now one of Australia’s largest private design schools specialising in skills-based learning for careers in the creative industries. The focus is on helping students become the very best designers they can be. CATC is committed to helping you develop your skills as an individual. By nurturing the craft of design, design itself takes you places, and CATC looks forward to this adventure with you.
• Diploma of Graphic Design
• Diploma of Commercial Arts (Interior Decoration & Design)
• Diploma of Photoimaging

Deakin University
Faculty of Arts & Education
Melbourne, Geelong, Warrnambool
Deakin offers programs in the Creative Arts, and across disciplines that are vital to making Australia an equitable, humane and innovative society. The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design) enables you to develop practical and theoretical skills in visual communication design. This course offers a dynamic combination of contemporary design theory with specialised studio practices and practical outcomes in a variety of design disciplines.
• Bachelor of Creative Arts, Visual Communication Design
• Bachelor of Creative Arts, Visual Arts
• Bachelor of Media and Communications

Chadstone, Moorabbin, Waverley
Holmesglen provides students with an education for the new world. Students are trained with the latest equipment and by teachers from the industry. At Holmesglen, it’s about more than just text books. Holmesglen encourages and assists students to enter industry competitions – and because they have real skills, they win too.
• Certificate IV in Design, Graphic Design
• Certificate IV in Photoimaging
• Diploma of Graphic Design
• Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
• Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
• Bachelor of Fashion (Apparel Engineering and Design)
• Bachelor of Screen Production (Live Action or Animation)
• Graduate Certificate in Graphic Design Practice

Martin College
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
With over 35 years of experience, Martin College has helped launch thousands of exciting careers. The Graphic Design program is focused on teaching students the technical and creative skills for almost any kind of design project, ensuring graduates are job-ready upon course completion. Students will be taught using the latest Adobe software and iMac computers under the guidance of industry experienced professionals.
• Bridging Course for Graphic Design
• Certificate IV in Design
• Diploma of Graphic Design

Monash University
Faculty of Art Design & Architecture
The Faculty of Art Design & Architecture, Monash University, is a place of excellence and innovation across design, art and architecture. With courses at Caulfield and Gippsland, the vibrant faculty is at the forefront of education in the creative arts and design disciplines. The faculty fosters a spirit of enquiry and collaboration, and is widely respected for its excellence in education, practice and research.
• Bachelor of Design, Communication Design
• Bachelor of Industrial Design
• Master of Design
• Master of Design (by Research)
• Bachelor of Multimedia
• Bachelor of Multimedia Design

Qantm College
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth
Qantm College is a global leader in creative digital media education, providing government-accredited courses in animation, games design, games programming, interactive digital media and graphic design. Qantm College offers an innovative and interactive learning experience through its unique specialist courses that have been designed to align with current industry demands.
• Bachelor of Creative Media (Major in Graphic Design)
• Bachelor of Creative Media (Major in Interactive Media)
• Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment (Major in Animation)
• Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment (Major in Games Design)
• Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment (Major in Games Programming)

RMIT University
Melbourne, Brunswick
Creativity + Design = RMIT. Some people see shapes as objects, but for the creative mind, shapes offer a range of possibilities limited only by imagination. From photography to multimedia, textiles to visual art, architecture to animation, RMIT’s Art, Design and Media programs offer a varied choice in career-oriented artistic expression. They are designed to get you discovered. Articulation pathways from TAFE into degree programs give students flexibility; they can go directly into a career or continue with further study to work in an allied area. RMIT is an international university, recognised for its art, design and media education with graduates working around the world. RMIT offers certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research degrees in the following areas:
• Animation
• Architecture
• Communication Design
• Fashion and Textiles
• Furniture
• Games
• Graphic Design
• Industrial and Product Design
• Interactive Digital Media
• Interior Design
• Photography

SAE Institute
Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth
SAE Institute is Australia’s definitive creative media educator. Specialising in audio, film and electronic music production, SAE is committed to producing talented and passionate future professionals through courses that inspire artistic independence and encourage creative confidence. SAE’s unique education provides a hands-on, interactive training experience where you can connect, collaborate and create with like-minded classmates and merge your creative passion with tangible learning outcomes.
• Bachelor of Audio Production
• Bachelor of Film Production
• Diploma of Sound Production
• Certificate III in Music (Electronic Music Production)

Shillington College
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
Shillington College offers Graphic Design Courses in Australia, the  UK and the US. Students with no prior experience can study over three months full-time or one year part-time. Students graduate with an outstanding portfolio of work and the studio skills to allow them to move straight into the industry. Shillington also runs a Masterclass and a Web Course for practicing designers wanting to increase their career prospects.
• Certificate IV (Graphic Design):
• Web Course
• Masterclass

Swinburne University of Technology
Faculty of Design
Swinburne students are prepared for professional and international design careers. Swinburne allows you to tailor your degree to suit your personal preference and ambitions – such as combining communication design with advertising, marketing, psychology. Industry experience is built into courses, with additional opportunities such as accredited professional placement program, international study tours and exchanges. An emphasis on career development, diverse portfolio preparation, and strategic design aims to give you an extra edge on graduation.
• Bachelor of Design, Communication Design
• Bachelor of Design, Digital Media Design
• Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Business
• Master of Design, Communication Design
• Master of Design, Digital Media Design
• Master of Design, Design Anthropology

Tractor Design School
Melbourne, Sydney
Tractor is Australia’s only industry run design school which offers young designers professional development, essential studio based skills and expert insights into design. Established, run and taught by leading studios and designers – students learn directly from the industry making unparalleled industry contact whilst becoming better, more experienced designers.
• Graphic Design industry course
• Digital Design industry course
• Typography industry course
• Business of Design industry course
• Studio program

University of Canberra
The University of Canberra specialises in preparing students for their future careers. Through a mixture of theoretical learning and practical hands-on experience, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge sought after by employees. Students benefit from access to state of the art studio facilities designed to give students work-related experiences.
• Bachelor of Graphic Design
• Bachelor of Design
• Bachelor of Industrial Design
(Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture)
• Bachelor of Media Arts and Production
• Master of Digital Design
• Master of Industrial Design
• Master of Interior Architecture

University of Technology, Sydney
The UTS School of Design’s innovative and respected design courses place a strong emphasis on the role of design in contemporary society through research, investigation and practice. UTS’s long-standing collaboration with the design industry, strong international focus, expert lecturers and cutting-edge facilities equip students with the skills, experience and creative thinking needed to join the design community and to develop a professional network before graduation.
• Bachelor of Design, Visual Communication
• Bachelor of Design, Industrial Design
• Bachelor of Design, Photography and Situated Media
• Master of Design: full-time
• Master of Animation

Charles Darwin University
Charles Darwin University offers opportunities that you won’t find at any other university in Australia. Through community music programs, artist exhibitions and forums the university helps you to connect what you study in class with real world challenges facing Territorians. Select the specialisation and you’ll build the skills and knowledge for a professional career as an artist, Web Developer, Video Producer, Gaming, Sound Engineer.
• Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries, (Communication)
• Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries, (Music)
• Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries, (New Media Design)
• Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries, (New Media Design)/
Bachelor of Information Technology
• Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries, (Visual Arts)
• Bachelor of Design

Charles Sturt University
Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Wagga Wagga
Charles Sturt University (CSU) focuses on educational programs that prepare graduates for work. CSU offers practical, hands-on courses to help you develop valuable skills for new employment opportunities and offers courses on campus and via distance education. The university delivers nearly 400 courses to around 35,000 students in Australia and around the world and are well-known for providing exceptional education delivered by dedicated professionals with practical and relevant industry experience.
• Bachelor of Arts, Animation and Visual Effects
• Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design
• Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design / Bachelor of Business Studies
• Bachelor of Arts, Photography / Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design

Curtin University
With more than 100 courses available on campus or online, and with nine locations across Australasia, Curtin University in Perth is WA’s largest university. Understanding the needs of employers, Curtin offers a range of courses that have a practical and applied focus. Curtin’s Design and Art students are encouraged to explore their creative talents and experiment with different styles and genres.
• Bachelor of Arts, (Creative Advertising and Graphic Design)
• Bachelor of Arts, (Photography and Illustration Design)
• Bachelor of Arts, (Digital Design)
• Bachelor of Arts, (3D Design – Jewellery, Product & Furniture Design)
• Bachelor of Arts, (Fashion Design)
• Bachelor of Arts, (Art and Design Studies)
• Bachelor of Arts, (Fine Art)
• Bachelor of Arts, (Interior Design)

Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
SuniTAFE offers a range of creative study options in Graphic Design, Interactive Digital Media, Visual Arts and Photo Imaging. A wide range of disciplines and media are delivered within each program to broaden knowledge and to enhance career opportunities. Students are exposed to creative industries and professionals throughout their studies via our numerous industry and educational partnerships.
• Diploma of Graphic Design
• Diploma of Visual Arts
• Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media
• Certificate IV in Photo Imaging
• Certificate IV in Sounds Production
• Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

University of South Australia
School of Art, Architecture & Design
UniSA’s School of Art, Architecture and Design boasts modern studio and workshop facilities, South Australia’s most comprehensive art and design library and Australia’s only Architecture Museum. As one of only two Schools in Australia to combine art, architecture and design disciplines, UniSA fosters a multidisciplinary environment with professionally recognised programs.
• Bachelor of Visual Arts (11 specialisations available)
• Bachelor of Architectural Studies
• Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design and Visual Communication)
• Master of Architecture
• Master of Design (Industrial Design and Visual Communication)
• Master of Sustainable Design

University of Tasmania
Hobart, Launceston, Burnie
UTAS has two art schools, the Tasmanian School of Art on the beautiful Hobart waterfront, and the School of Visual and Performing Arts based at the thriving Inveresk arts precinct in Launceston. Many of the academics teaching at both schools are renowned practicing artists. Both schools are further enriched by visiting artists and  scholars, exhibition spaces within the schools and high-quality studio facilities.
• Bachelor of Visual Communication
• Bachelor of Fine Arts
• Master of Visual Communication
• Graduate Diploma of Fine Art and Design (specialisation)
• Diploma of Fine Arts and Design: full-time – 1 year
• Master of Fine Art and Design (specialisation)

Thumbnail image: T. Weber, from The Noun Project.

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  1. This is very informative sites. It is really helpful for students who wants to make a career in fashion industry. There are many degree courses are available in school or institute. But fashion is depends on hard work or lots of creativity. Get more knowledge
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