What will I learn?
The Graduate Certificate in Design is industry-engaged, intellectually rigorous and professionally relevant for those who wish to extend their professional qualifications with a shorter period of study and those wishing to broaden or change directions in their design and media practice. The Graduate Certificate in Design has two main components: a core of specialised design courses and practice-based classes from a number of design specialisations. In the design core you will learn to integrate of technology, design thinking, experimentation, strategy and communication. The studio-based courses enable you to either focus on a specific area of design and digital practice.
Studio-based design courses can be taken in the following areas:
Experience Design engages with the design of products, processes, services, events and environments, with a focus on the quality of the user experience.
Interaction Design addresses visual communication and user-experience across graphics, media and emergent inter-actives.
Visualisation and Video Effects focuses on the practices of designing for animation, 3D, sound, film, video, illustration and computing
Graphic Communication which addresses graphic design for paper and print, the screen and broadcast, encompassing contemporary typography, graphic design and cross-cultural communication strategies in designing for different audiences.
Future Making focuses on the making of objects, with new materials and digital technologies and craftsmanship. It addresses the integration of technical knowledge and skills with material and contextual understanding. Future Making works with ceramics, jewellery, metal, textiles, furniture and lighting.
As well, students may take studio specialisation courses from:
Planar Practices which engages with creative practice using colour, line, and surface. It works across the disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking and the screen.
Temporal and Spatial Practices addresses creative practice using lens, time, space and objects. It works across the disciplines of photography, video, animation, sculpture, installation and performance.
The Graduate Certificate in Design provides for pathways for both those with backgrounds in design and those who wish to enter design from other professional backgrounds. Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Design have enhanced skills and understanding and can either complete a Graduate Diploma in Design or a Master of Design or work as design and media professionals. The Graduate Certificate in Design requires completion of 24 UOC (normally 1 semester full-time or 2 semester part-time) including:
12 units of credit in Core courses
12 units of credit in approved specialization courses
Which department am I in? Faculty of Art and Design
Applicants with a completed Bachelor is degree or equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); TOEFL - Paper-based Test (PBT) 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest).
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 year is 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.
English Language requirements: IELTS score 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest), TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking), TOEFL (PBT): 577 overall with a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); University English Entry Course (UEEC): successful completion of the UEEC with a grade of C plus and a minimum score of 20 in the writing component; PTE (Academic) - Pearson Test of English academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): B grade; Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A grade; successful completion of the ANU College Access Program with a minimum of 70 per cent overall.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
UNSW Foundation Studies
AUD $17,850 for the entire course
26 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 18 February 2019
Paddington Campus Corner of Oxford St and Greens Road, Paddington, PADDINGTON, New South Wales, 2021, SYDNEY, Australia