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Diploma of Design (UniLink) (12 Months), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) ,
The Diploma of Design (UniLink) (12 months) provides a direct pathway to second-year university. The units are similar to those in the first year of a bachelor degree at the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, but the classroom environment is different. Classes are smaller and students will have more individual attention from their teachers to help them adjust to university.

This Pre-Bachelor Offers

About

The Diploma of Design (UniLink) (12 months) provides a direct pathway to second-year university. The units are similar to those in the first year of a bachelor degree at the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, but the classroom environment is different. Classes are smaller and students will have more individual attention from their teachers to help them adjust to university.

Students will extend their creative and practical design skills. They will also develop the ability to:

  • creatively explore the various principles and elements of graphic design
  • understand and use language and terminology specific to the design field
  • understand the historical and cultural background of art and design.
Career opportunities

Depending on the area in which students decide to specialise, they may find employment in advertising, animation, design consultancy, graphic design, packaging design, publishing, research and development for manufactured products, design of commercial and residential interiors and public spaces, media and entertainment studios, video games development, web and interactive digital design.

Accreditation

UniLink is accredited as an award-level higher education diploma.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Communication for design 
  • Digital design 
  • Academic literacies 
  • 3D communication 
  • 20th century design 
  • Design studio 
  • Brand and identity design 
  • Interactive design for web technology 
  • Select one from the following:
  • 3D design 
  • Packaging design 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

Make sure you have the following documents for your application:
  • certified copies of previous academic results
  • certified English language proficiency test results
  • letters from schools or employers
  • portfolio for design courses, excluding Swinburne Foundation Year (Design).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28980 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28980 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.