Diploma of Design/Bachelor of Visual Arts
Griffith College - Mt Gravatt/Griffith University - Queensland College of Art, South Bank

Course outline

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 with credit. During the bachelor, students learn methods with deep roots in the history of visual arts and experiment with radical and speculative approaches unimaginable to previous generations of artists. Through a comprehensive blend of theory-based and studio-based learning experiences, students develop studio skills and research methods that are foundational to a professional art practice or further research studies. Students also develop an understanding of the artists role in contemporary society, becoming equipped for a wide array of careers in the fields of fine art and visual arts. In year two and three, students focus on their major studio area, while developing a wide range of skills, concepts and experiences. Refer to separate entries for Griffith College’s Diploma of Design and Griffith University’s Bachelor of Visual Arts.

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


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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Career opportunities

Curator; creative consultant; digital designer; educator; government arts worker; gallery director; graphic designer; interior designer; professional artist.

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

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time