Push the boundaries in creative arts

Like many fields, design changes faster and more frequently than a celebrity’s wardrobe, especially when the computer is your basic tool. At Griffith College and Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art (QCA), you will be immersed in the core fundamentals of design – colour theory, design and drawing. You will work on creative problem solving techniques, learn to think spatially and visually, work in teams and individually, develop skills in time management, communication, resourcefulness, creativity, visual appreciation and exploration.

Key Info

Campus:                 Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast

Duration:                 2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes:                   Trimester 1, 2, 3

2018 fees:               A$20,500

Campus:                 Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast

Duration:                 2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes:                   Trimester 1, 2, 3

CRICOS:                 056514M

2018 fees:              A$27,000

Program Structure

First trimester

  • Academic and Professional Skills Development
  • Computer Visualisation and Image Creation
  • Drawing for Design
  • Modernity and Post-modernity

Second trimester

  • Digital Technologies
  • Introduction to Design History
  • Design Lab Process
  • Design Lab Experience

Students who enter with an IELTS (or equivalent) < 6.0 will be required to undertake the free Language Development  Modules as part of their program.

Pathway options

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

Assumed Knowledge

1189

Bachelor of Design

Majors: Communication Design, Interior Design and Environments, Product and 3D

Design, Visualisation Design

Southbank / Gold Coast

80 CP

English

Credit eligibility for other programs

1492Bachelor of Architectural DesignGold Coast40 CPEnglish

1541

Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media

Gold Coast / Nathan / South Bank

50 CP

English

1186

Bachelor of Photography

Southbank

40 CP

English

1181

Bachelor of Fine Art

South Bank

40 CP

English

1483

Bachelor of Laws

Nathan

40 CP

English

1484

Bachelor of Laws

Gold Coast

40 CP

English

Progression: ^Students will progress to their bachelor degree upon completion of their Griffith College diploma with a GPA equivalent to Griffith University’s admission rank requirement for entry to the bachelor program. Contact Griffith College for GPA to rank equivalencies.

Diploma students who do not meet the progression requirements for their pathway to Griffith University can apply for a place in their preferred degree via QTAC, and be considered along with other external applicants subject to QTAC admissions requirements and processes.

*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

Please note: If your preferred Bachelor program is not listed above, please contact Griffith College to obtain more information on the possible pathway options.

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

Min. GPA requirements^

English requirements

Assumed Knowledge

1189

Bachelor of Design

Majors:

Graphic and Communication Design

Interior Design and Environments

Product and 3D Design

Visualisation Design

Southbank /

Gold Coast

80 CP

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score  < 5.0

English

Credit eligibility for other programs

1492Bachelor of Architectural DesignGold Coast30/40 CP#4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score  < 5.0

English

1541

Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media

Gold Coast / Nathan / South Bank

50 CP

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score  < 5.0

English

1181

Bachelor of Fine Art

South Bank

40 CP**

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score  < 5.0

English

1186

Bachelor of Photography

Southbank

40 CP

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score  < 5.0

English

1483

Bachelor of Laws

Nathan

40 CP

5.0

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score  < 6.0

English

1484

Bachelor of Laws

Gold Coast

40 CP

5.0

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

English

Progression: *80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

^International students must achieve the required minimum GPA to progress to their chosen Griffith College bachelor degree.

**Portfolio required

# Lower amount of credit applied if students are required to undertake language enhancement course (unless they have IELTS 7.0)

Please note: If your preferred Bachelor program is not listed above, please contact Griffith College to obtain more information on the possible pathway options.

Ready to apply?

Applying to Griffith College is easy

JONGHA CHO, KOREA

“I chose Griffith College because I liked the fact that I could study my Diploma in only eight months and start my degree earlier. This is faster than my home country, Korea which means that I can plan my future in car design much sooner!”

Sue Stone, Lecturer

Sue Stone, lecturer for Diploma of Design, talks to us about what makes a successful design student and the real industry experiences our students will have before they graduate.

Potential career paths for degree graduates

  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Marketing
  • Package Design
  • Print Design
  • Web and Mobile Application Design
  • Games Design and Development