Graduate Certificate of Design
Get ready to make your mark on creative practice
Explore how creativity, project management and business systems all play their part in design. You’ll broaden your career options as you gain insight from industry experts. Learn to solve complex design tasks with enhanced skills.
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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What you'll learn
As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready. During this course you will:
- Practice critical and creative thinking to define and solve problems through design projects.
- Analyse current practices and trends in design practice as they relate to social, cultural, economic and environmental contexts.
- Research information and theoretical concepts to inform the development of design outcomes and solutions through analysis and synthesis.
- Communicate concepts and processes to justify your design outcomes or solutions.
- Demonstrate informed judgement and effective management to facilitate collaboration across a variety of stakeholder groups.
Upon graduating, you’ll be well equipped for a successful career as an inter-disciplinary designer. Embark on your adventure and apply the theoretical and practical skills you’ve learnt, flexing your advanced skills in digital software and design methodologies to solve complex business problems through design. You will be ready to pursue a career in one of the below roles or pursue further study with the Master of Design. Potential career paths include:
- Art Director
- Design Strategist
- Design Researcher
- User Experience Designer
- Service Designer
- Product Manager
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- Completion of a bachelor degree or equivalent
Work and Life
Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level. Ideally,
- Completion of any recognised Diploma or equivalent, AND
- A minimum of three years of work experience demonstrated by a resume
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
Credit for previous study or work
This course aims to provide an understanding of critical and creative thinking to solve complex problems with innovative solutions through design.
Alongside the three core subjects – Professional Identity, Design Methods and Design Communication – you’ll also complete one elective, ensuring you graduate as a design expert with an extensive understanding of operating in global creative businesses.
The Graduate Certificate of Design can be completed in two trimesters (six months) with a full-time study load, or in one year if studying part time.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The course structure comprises 3 core subjects and 1 elective subjects over levels 400 and 600. Electives available to students may be chosen from the elective bank or can be taken from any Torrens University course at the appropriate level with approval from the Program Director (or delegate).