Diploma of Design
Griffith College - Mt Gravatt

Course outline

This higher education diploma helps students to develop the fundamental skills and knowledge required for careers in creative industries. In addition, students are prepared academically for further studies at university. Practical projects and courses allow students to fine-tune their artistic abilities and harness new technologies. Theoretical studies in design thinking and problem solving enable students to approach challenges with structure and confidence. Upon successful completion, students are able to progress into a range of Griffith University degrees with credit. For more information, visit Diploma of Design at Griffith College or see listings for combined diploma and degree programs.


Subject to satisfactory completion of the diploma, students can articulate to a number of Griffith University degrees with credit for up to one years’ study. See pathway listings for more information.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entries for: D Design/B Design; D Design/B Architectural Design; D Design/B Visual Art; D Design/B Design/B Business.

Fee notes

Fees for the Diploma programs are subject to change each year. Please refer to Griffith College tuition fees published for each program and can be found at https://www.griffithcollege.edu.au/study-options/


Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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, 2024

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Advertising specialist; digital designer; games designer; graphic designer; interior designer; product, package and print designer.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

3 Oct 2024
9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

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

1 year Full time or 2 years Part time