Be prepared for a world of great career options in the visual media. This course is also the first academic step towards a rewarding teaching career.
Note: You will be required to travel between campuses to complete this degree.
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A creative degree that gets down to business
Explore image design, typography, layout design, branding, design history, research methods and web-based design. Pair all this with a sub-major in Education Studies and give yourself the option of pursuing an academic path towards teaching.
When you successfully complete the 12-month diploma from The College, you gain guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) at Western Sydney University.
To apply, all you need is an ATAR of 55+ and the determination to work hard. Once you’re here, our mission is to make sure you have the supportive learning environment and flexibility you need to transform your life. That includes smaller class sizes with greater access to one-on-one teaching and support.
At The College, we’re dedicated to your success. We know that if you’re given a supportive learning environment with a dedicated team of educators, anything is possible. Our wide range of pathway options include University Foundation Studies, Extended Diplomas and Integrated Diploma/Bachelor courses. Your success starts here.
Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
This course is available to domestic students only. International Students should see one of the following courses:
Fees and delivery
Diploma in Design: $6,561*
*Maximum Student Contribution for the indicated period of study based on a full-time study load with no units failed or repeated.
Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary): Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
This course is available to Domestic students only.
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The Diploma in Design/ Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) course may open up a multitude of career opportunities:
- Graphic Designer
- Secondary Teacher (further study required)
- Web Designer
Graphic Design Secondary Teacher
After completing the Master of Teaching (Secondary) you can become a secondary graphic design teacher. Completing both the design and visualisation units enables you to teach two subjects at high school - Design and Technology and Graphics and Multimedia.
Graphic and Web Designers design information for visual and audio communication, publication and display using print, film, electronic, digital and other forms of visual and audio media.
Photographers consult with clients to determine the objectives of each photographic assignment and select the type of camera, film, filter and lighting. They can manipulate images using digital imaging and creative darkroom techniques.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.