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Creative Arts & Design

Graphic Design

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year -
  • Total tuition fees -
  • Program type Associate
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date February, July

Program Overview

What RMIT University says about their program:
"Become a graphic designer with this Associate Degree.

Graphic designers are visual problem solvers with highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills and knowledge in visual communication. You may specialise in a number of fields including corporate identity, book and magazine layout, advertising, branding, packaging, web design, way-finding and exhibition design.

This degree combines communication, design, technology and business. It will provide you with strong skills in finished art and design concept development, as well as in-depth knowledge of the design process. The rigorous research and learning experiences will challenge you to develop a deeper level of critical thinking enabling you to create high level and innovative design solutions and concepts.

You’ll explore many forms of visual and graphic communication, including:

illustration computer aided design typography packaging design books advertising publicity material social media marketing You will also become competent in industry standard software including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

The focus of the second year is to give you a professional level of technical expertise, project management and teamwork skills, along with a clear understanding of industry business practices.

You will be qualified to take responsibility for the work of others in terms of establishing and monitoring systems to ensure the effective production of work."

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Program Structure

  • Program Structure

    Complete the following Seven (7) Courses: Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus Typographic Language 12 GRAP2524 Brunswick Campus Graphic Design Theory and Practice 1 12 GRAP2525 Brunswick Campus Drawing and Digital Illustration 12 GRAP2526 Brunswick Campus Digital Design Production 12 GRAP2527 Brunswick Campus Applied Typography 12 GRAP2528 Brunswick Campus Graphic Design Theory and Practice 2 12 GRAP2529 Brunswick Campus Advanced Illustration Techniques 12 GRAP2530 Brunswick Campus AND Select and Complete One (1) Course from any: University Elective

Admissions requirements

Find out the requirements you need to meet to get into an RMIT program as an international student, including academic scores and English proficiency.

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IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.5) / TOEFL 79 / PTE 54 / CAE - 176 (no less than 169 in any component) - depending on the program

Students from English speaking countries may have the requirement waived.

Pathway Program through English Language School available for students who do not meet the English requirement.

University entry requirements

RMIT University admits students on the basis of their demonstrated capacity to succeed and sets minimum entry requirements for each level of study (e.g. diploma or bachelor degree), including:

  • the minimum age requirement
  • the minimum English language requirement

You can view minimum academic entry requirements for each level of study:

Undergraduate

The University’s minimum academic entry requirement for bachelor and associate degrees is the successful completion of one the following:

  • Australian Year 12 (Victoria) - The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • Australian Year 12 (other states) - The Australian Senior Certificate of Education for the State deemed equivalent to the VCE
  • New Zealand Year 13 qualifications - The National Certificate of Educational Achievement
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - Satisfactory completion of the International Baccalaureate, including English
  • Foundation Studies - A Foundation Studies program offered by a registered TAFE, university or private provider that is accredited as a certificate IV or compliant with the Australian National Standards for Foundation Studies
  • International secondary schooling - A qualification recognized by RMIT as equivalent to an Australian Senior Certificate of Education
  • Australian higher education studies - Satisfactory completion, on an award or non-award basis at any university (including Open Universities Australia), of at least two programs (subjects) at undergraduate level equivalent in volume of learning to at least 24 RMIT University credit points
  • International tertiary studies - Satisfactory completion of study equivalent to at least 48 RMIT credit points in a program assessed as equivalent to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification of level 5
  • Australian vocational education studies (VET/TAFE) - The satisfactory completion of an AQF accredited award at Certificate IV or above

Postgraduate

The University entry requirement for graduate certificates, vocational graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, vocational graduate diplomas and master by coursework programs is that you must hold:

  • a bachelor degree, or
  • an appropriate level of advanced professional experience relevant to the discipline area

Selection tasks (extra requirements)

For some programs you need to complete selection tasks as part of your application.

Selection tasks might include:

  • submitting a portfolio
  • completing a supplementary information form or pre-selection kit
  • attending an interview

February Semester - application deadline ongoing July Semester - application deadline ongoing

Students will be advised on submitting applications early due to visa processing times

Fees and funding

RMIT offers a range of scholarships to commencing international students across all fields of study.

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Undergraduate Tuition - AUS$10,500 - 67,200 / year (US$7,490 - 29,240 / year)

Postgraduate Tuition - AUS$30,720 - 67,200 / year or program (US$18,487 - 47,970 / year or program)

International Excellence Scholarship (only 36 available) of 20% tuition fee reduction

  • Achieve an overall 70% or equivalent in last completed qualification

Deadlines for applications: February Semester - January 15 July Semester - May 31

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Visa requirements for RMIT University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Australia, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Australia student visa requirements