Diploma of Design/Bachelor of Design
Griffith College - Gold Coast/Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

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.


Immersive Design; Interaction Design; Interior and Spatial Design; Product Design; Visual Communication Design.

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/. To calculate your degree fees use the Fee Calculator at http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees

Other requirements

It is recommended that students have their own laptop computer by the start of first year. Information on computers, computer configuration and recommended software should be discussed with the course convenor.


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

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Gold Coast