Associate Degree of Design and Visual Communication
SAE Creative Media Institute - Brisbane

Course outline

SAE Design graduates have been involved with companies in advertising, marketing and retail including The Printing Place, Harvey Norman, Berryme Frozen Yogurt and World Wide Printing.

SAE Design courses have been developed in collaboration with our industry partners. Students learn practical, creative design skills; build visual literacy, branding and identify, online and print design; develop their business and management skills in practical projects; experience state-of-the-art studio facilities; and refine their talents using industry-standard software.

Areas of study: Information and communication structures and approaches, Entrepreneurial awareness of the role of design to industry and society, Visual communication principles and techniques, Creative problem solving skills and processes, Cross disciplinary practice, teamwork and collaboration, typography, IIllustration and layout for screen and print-based design, User experience design for digital, Physical and print based interfaces, Project management, Visual identity and branding.


Duration is one and a quarter years full-time. Part-time study available for eligible applicants (excluding international student visa holders).
SAE has a range of approaches to learning and teaching that can be activated to provide flexibility in the face of changing circumstances as required, to support student progression regardless of external factors.

Fee notes

Full course.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for SAE Creative Media Institute and for this course, refer to Entry Requirements on SAE’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Interview

Additional entry requirements

SAE will contact applicants to arrange an interview. For information about the interview, contact SAE Brisbane on 1800 723 338.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Graphic Designer, Digital Designer, Motion Graphics Designer, Creative Director, Art Director, Content Manager, Social Media Designer, Pre Press Operator, Creative Thinking and Design Strategist.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Level of Qualification
Associate Degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

11/4 years Full time or 21/2 years Part time