¿Qué aprenderé?

Graphic designers are visual problem solvers with highly specialized technical, creative and conceptual skills and knowledge in visual communication.

The Associate Degree will enable you to work as a graphic designer. You may specialize in a number of fields including corporate identity, book and magazine layout, advertising, branding, packaging, web design, way-finding and exhibition design.

This program 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 programs 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.

International student visa holders can only study full-time.


Graduates of this program can continue on to become:

  • desktop publishers and Mac operators
  • graphic designers
  • illustrators and finished artists
  • graphic artists
  • design/creative directors
  • art directors
  • design/project managers
  • web designers.

Pathway options

You are guaranteed entry into the Associate Degree in Graphic Design from a range of RMIT programs. The program you complete and the grades you achieve determine the amount of credit you receive.

If you successfully complete the Certificate IV in Design and achieve the required minimum grades, you are guaranteed entry into the Associate Degree in Graphic Design. Grades include a Competency with Distinction (CDI) in the ‘Research and Apply Graphic Design Techniques’ and ‘Develop and Extend Critical and Creative Thinking Skills courses (plus a Competency with Credit (CCR) across all graded courses).

If you achieve below the minimum grades, you may still apply and will need to submit a folio. You will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

If you successfully complete the Diploma of Graphic Design, you are eligible for entry with 2 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 96 credit points).

Alternatively, you can gain entry from RMIT Foundation Studies or a range of vocational study programs.

Further study

If you successfully complete the Associate Degree in Graphic Design with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5, you will receive 4 semesters of advanced standing (equivalent to 192 credit points) in the Bachelor of Design (Communication Design). If you achieve below the minimum GPA, you may still apply and will need to submit a folio. Applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and credit is not guaranteed.

Alternatively, you may be eligible for entry into other RMIT undergraduate programs.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Media and Communication



Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (2 )

Costos de estudio
A$29.760,00 (US$ 20.201) por año

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Fecha de inicio

2 Marzo 2020


Brunswick Campus

25 Dawson Street,



3056, MELBOURNE, Australia

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have completed a recognized equivalent Year 12 studies program to the required standard. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL (Paper Based Test) score of 550 (TWE* 4.0); TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score 60 (with minimum score of 10 in Reading, 9 in Listening, 16 in Speaking and 19 in Writing); Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): 50 (no communication band less than 42); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)- 169 with no less than 162 in any component.

Para estudiantes internacionales

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 60% average.

English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no individual band below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 550 (TWE 4.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 60 (with minimum of 10 in Reading, 9 in Listening, 16 in Speaking and 19 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 50 (with no communication band less than 42)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 169 with no less than 162 in any component.

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Acerca de esta universidad

RMIT University ha obtenido una clasificación QS de 5 Estrellas por Excelencia en Educación Superior.

  • 21º lugar a nivel mundial en universidades menores de 50 años.
  • 15ª universidad mejor clasificada de Australia.
  • 8ª en Australia por empleo de posgrado.
  • Asociaciones con industrias en más de 100 países.