Diploma of Design (Visual Communications)
JMC Academy - Brisbane

Course outline

Interactive media is evolving faster than ever before, with the world calling out for apps, user-based interactions, and experiences faster than they can be designed. If you’re passionate about art and problem solving this course is for you.

Visual Communication at JMC provides you with the tools and skills you need to create innovative solutions in an ever-evolving world of interactive media. You’ll discover the true power of visual communication and storytelling, learn the processes behind creative problem solving and explore ways to create better experiences for people in physical, digital and virtual spaces.

The Visual Communication course equips you with the ‘how’ as you learn the ‘why’ and exercise your creativity with input from experienced teachers. Delve into a deeper understanding of core design principles, the design thinking process, and the technical skills required for you to apply what you’ve learned across a variety of platforms and media.

We take design seriously at JMC. Our classes are full of the best tech in the trade, constantly updated with industry-standard tech and the latest software out there. From day one, you’ll attend classes set up in studio-like environments and have access to a range of equipment including Wacom graphics tablets, HTC Vive VR tech, 3D printers and DSLR cameras that will allow you to experiment and design to your heart’s desire. You’ll also receive a complimentary Adobe Creative Cloud licence.

With advanced-design campuses in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, ongoing technology upgrades, a dedicated team of academics and industry professionals, and a network of international master class lecturers, JMC Academy is committed to ensuring our graduates make their own indelible mark on industry.

While agencies, advertising, publishing and media roles are traditionally the most common areas of employment, the demand for good visual communicators is prevalent in almost every field, including banking and finance to architecture and medicine.


This course is 8 months in duration.

Fee notes

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Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent. No ATAR required. Refer to JMC’s general admission criteria.

Additional entry requirements
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

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3D design, communication, creative arts, design, design photography, design theory, digital design, digital imaging, graphic design, information design, information technology, interactive design, story telling, typography, user experience design, visual communication.


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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

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Career opportunities

Experience designer, UX consultant/designer, graphic designer, art director, social media designer, content coordinator, web/app designer, 3D visualiser, motion designer.

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Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

3/4 years Full time