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Diploma of Design, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
Geelong, Australia
The Diploma of Design offered by the Deakin University provides direct entry to the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Design (majors in 3D Animation, Digital Technologies, Visual Communication).
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The Diploma of Design offered by the Deakin University provides a supportive learning environment provides the best possible preparation for Deakin University. 

You can study on a Deakin University campus with full access to accommodation, support services.

Learn the tools, strategies and design thinking methodologies required to be an adaptable, multidisciplinary designer. The Diploma of Design builds the foundation for further study in visual communication, animation and digital technologies.

Employment and career options upon completing your Bachelor degree

Work in:

  • Advertising
  • Graphic design studios
  • Print houses
  • Publishers
  • Corporate companies who host in-house design services
  • Government and private practices
  • Motion design
  • Animation
  • Film and television
  • Web design
  • Motion capture performance
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • UX design
  • Web design
  • Digital design and immersive design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description

      8-12 months

  • Credits
    8 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Animation
  • Digital Photography
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Skills and Technologies 
  • Design Laboratory
  • Communication in Everyday Life
  • Writing with the Camera
  • Screen Practices
  • Analogue Photography
  • Advertising Principles and Practices
  • Creative Brand Communication
  • Screen History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Entry to Diploma courses requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.
CRICOS Provider Codes: Deakin College 01590J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28400 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28400 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    22160 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22160 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for Geelong

  • 1000 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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