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Introduction to Graphic design

Want to see your designs on the cover of a magazine—or on an advertising billboard in the middle of your city? Dream big with these online graphic design courses, which could make your ambitions reality. 

Compare short courses and degrees across print, digital, animation or interactive design, so you can get qualified in the area that interests you most. 

Not only will you learn the tools the professionals use, but you’ll also walk away with a portfolio of your strongest work, which is a must for launching your career. 

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Curtin University


Publishing Studio

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 26 Aug 2024

University of South Australia


Design for Digital Technologies

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 16 Sep 2024

University of South Australia


Introduction to Digital Media

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024

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Curtin University

Create a new world with game design or animation

Be drawn in by a field which combines project management, technical expertise and creative storytelling. Work in an exciting fast-evolving industry, perhaps as an animator, 3D artist, motion graphics designer, visual effects artist or educator. 

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Torrens University Australia


Diploma of Graphic Design

Learn graphic design to craft compelling visuals

Discover the theory and practice of graphic design. You’ll challenge conventional ideas to deliver engaging and original solutions. Use industry-standard graphic design software including the Adobe Creative Suite. This course is DIA approved.

100% online

Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent

University of the Sunshine Coast

Business skills to enhance your creative career

Combine creative and technical design skills with business knowledge. You’ll study the principles of good design and add foundational business theory. Knowing how to do business can only grow your career options. Gain the competitive edge.

100% online

4 years full time or part time equivalent

University of South Australia


Bachelor of Digital Media

Get creative about your digital career.

Network with technology; browse and design a digital career online. Curate virtual realities. Design digital platforms and assets. Zoom in on digital media production and management. Create stories and connect with creatives. Create a designer portfolio.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

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