Diploma in Design (exit only)

  • Effective from: 2015
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipDes
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7044
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 087975C

This program applies to students who commenced in 2015 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

The Diploma in Design is available as an exit point only from 6007 - Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Communication, 6011 - Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) and 6013 - Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

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

This program is designed to enable students to gain an understanding of the key areas of Design, before entering the second year of the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) or Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) degrees. It offers preparatory subjects in Academic English and The Design Process. Both of these subjects provide an additional skills base for tertiary level study. The diploma is delivered via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma in Design will articulate into Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) or Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) degrees at the Western Sydney University with up to one year 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 year full-time

Program Advice

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Location

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

Admission

This program is an exit award only

The aim of the program is to prepare students for tertiary study in Design. The Diploma is accredited by the University, as principal, to enable its agent, Western Sydney University, The College to produce students who are fully prepared for study beyond the first year of a tertiary award.

Program Structure

This program is an exit award only

To progress to the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) or Bachelor of Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) students must pass the following University level subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
DESN 1004Design Histories and Futures (WSTC)10
DESN 1010Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles (WSTC)20
DESN 1008Graphic Design: Process and Practice (WSTC)20
DESN 1012Image Design (WSTC)10
DESN 1019Visual Storytelling (WSTC)10
DESN 1022Web and Time-based Design (WSTC)10
Students must pass the following preparatory level subjects for which no advanced standing will be granted in the Western Sydney University degree program:
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
DESN 0002The Design Process (WSTC Prep)10
Students must also pass the following non-award subject (zero credit points). This subject does not count for credit towards the Diploma:
GEDU 0007Tertiary Study Skills in Design (WSTC Prep)0
Total Credit Points100