This program prepares graduates for diverse professional practice as designers through practical and theoretical learning. The higher education diploma year focuses on the development of manual and technological skills, design thinking, problem-defining and solving. On successful completion of the diploma, students progress into the Griffith University bachelor where they design future products, services and systems in a creative and critical way. Students gain a unique perspective on how the world impacts design – and how design shapes the world around us. Refer to separate entries for Griffith College’s Diploma of Design and Griffith University’s Bachelor of Design.