Diploma of Design (Visual Communications) (Diploma)

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The award
Diploma

How long you will study
2 trimester

Domestic course fees
AUD 8600 per trimester

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, June, September

International course fees
AUD 9800 per trimester

All study options

About Diploma of Design (Visual Communications) at JMC Academy

Love design but also enjoy working with technology? This course is about communicating your ideas and expressing your vision through digital technology. It is everything to do with the design of the web, apps, spaces and experiences.

Digital Design at JMC will provide you with the tools and skills you’ll need to easily adapt to emerging media and technology as it storms the world stage, and work in a holistic way with this tech to turn your ideas into things that we can not only visualise, touch or hear, but also things we can actively experience.

Merging ever-expansive new technologies into our lives in a way that serves us rather than frustrating us, is one of the great design challenges of our time. With our studio-based learning, you will gain an experience that mirrors the industry you’re preparing to enter and sets you up make it.

We take design seriously at JMC, with studios full of the best tech in the trade. From Day One you’ll have access to light-filled design studios and highly sophisticated equipment including Adobe Creative Cloud, Wacom graphics tablets, HTC Vive VR tech, 3D printers and DSLR cameras.

At Diploma level, explore the fundamentals of graphic design and the technical skills required to create aesthetically appealing messaging. Then delve into the design process, from research, ideation, sketching and prototyping, to implementation and watching your work come to life.

Removed from traditional classroom learning, you'll enjoy working within a design art-studio environment. Tackle creative briefs, sketch ideas on paper and create quick prototypes for testing with a realized digital outcome. Learn the processes involved with creating mobile apps and compelling user experiences, and utilize VR and wearable tech to help you make it.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDiplomaHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 trimester
    Course startsFebruary, June, SeptemberDomestic course feesAUD 8600 per trimesterInternational course feesAUD 9800 per trimester

Notes about fees for this course

Domestic: 8,600 AUD per trimester

International: 9,800 AUD per trimester

Entry requirements

Evidence of minimum completion of Year 10, or equivalent, with an appropriate VET qualification and/or relevant industry work experience.

Written application (with compulsory 200 word statement to assess functional literacy).

An interview to identiy potential difficulties that may impact on learning.

Demonstrated commitment with satisfactory communication skills sufficient to indicate reasonable likelihood of successful completion of Diploma studies.

A portfolio of work or performance audition (if applicable).

Demonstrated (above average) creative aptitude or expertise pertinent to field of interest.

Applicants must also satisfy all other entry requirements for admission.

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