Diploma in Design Extended - Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

  • Effective from: 2018
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipDes
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7153
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 096999J

This program applies to students who commenced in 2018 or later.

This program is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This program is designed to provide students with the first year subjects included in the Graphic Design/Pathways to Teaching Secondary degree. The inclusion of additional preparatory subjects is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level. The Diploma is delivered via extended face to face hours in smaller learning environments.

Students who successfully complete this Diploma may articulate into the Graphic Design/Pathways to Teaching Secondary degree with up to one year (80 credit points) equivalent of advanced standing.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time (four terms).

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries
 

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above

Admission

This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission.

International Students

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of Year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 credit points which include the subjects listed in the pathways below.

Students must pass all the Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep), for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.

Students must pass 40 credit points from the Preparatory units (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in University level subjects.

Students are categorised into three Pathways. See individual links below for detailed program structure.

Local Recent School Leavers and Non-Credentialed Applicants

Subject Title Credit Points
Term 1 of Study
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0003Academic Skills for Design (WSTC Prep)10
DESN 0003Critical Thought in Design (WSTC Prep)10
DESN 0001Design Practice (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
GEDU 0007Tertiary Study Skills in Design (WSTC Prep)0
DESN 0002The Design Process (WSTC Prep)10
DESN 1004Design Histories and Futures (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
DESN 1010Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles (WSTC)20
DESN 1012Image Design (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
DESN 1019Visual Storytelling (WSTC)10
DESN 1022Web and Time-based Design (WSTC)10
DESN 1008Graphic Design: Process and Practice (WSTC)20
Total Credit Points140

International Students

Subject Title Credit Points
Term 1 of Study
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0003Academic Skills for Design (WSTC Prep)10
DESN 0003Critical Thought in Design (WSTC Prep)10
DESN 0001Design Practice (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0026English for International Students 1 (WSTC Prep)0
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
GEDU 0007Tertiary Study Skills in Design (WSTC Prep)0
DESN 0002The Design Process (WSTC Prep)10
DESN 1004Design Histories and Futures (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
DESN 1010Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles (WSTC)20
DESN 1012Image Design (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
DESN 1019Visual Storytelling (WSTC)10
DESN 1022Web and Time-based Design (WSTC)10
DESN 1008Graphic Design: Process and Practice (WSTC)20
Total Credit Points140