Diploma of Graphic Design

Billy Blue College of Design

Graphic design is a rewarding career powered by the imagination. With the right qualifications and hands-on experience, students can transform fantastic concepts into visual reality. This design course will give students key conceptual and technical skills to do just that. By enhancing their design awareness and combining problem solving and technical skills, students will be equipped to respond to the requirements of a fast paced, visually-literate society.

Course Fee:

Australian: $21,022
International: $25,001

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 equivalent. International applications: IELTS 5.5 with no skills band less than 5. Special Entry Requirements: demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level: broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design)


11 core subjects

Subjects you can Study:

Graphic design

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 03389E

Related Careers:

Graphic Designer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ultimo No info No Full time 1 year
Ultimo No info No Part time 2 years
Brisbane No info No Full time 1 year
Brisbane No info No Part time 2 years
Melbourne No info No Full time 1 year
Melbourne No info No Part time 2 years

Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia provide specialist design courses – by designers for designers. Industry experts teach and mentor students, showing them the ropes with industry-relevant skills and super handy career advice. Billy Blue enjoys a strong connection to the design industry, with opportunities to develop as a professional, work on real-world projects in class and grow your own network of industry contacts and clients before you graduate.

With internships and work integrated learning programs involving live briefs, students get the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s top design firms.

Billy Blue at TUA design courses are industry-driven, delivered by designers for designers. Match your passion to one of our university-equivalent bachelor degrees, diplomas, a starting point certificate, or inspiring short-courses. All higher education courses include real-life industry experience helping you graduate with a shining portfolio and critical industry contacts.

Billy Blue at TUA produces creative thinkers - giving you the chance to acquire the relevant design skills, collaborate with the design industry’s leading talents, and gain practical experience along the way. We insist that our students challenge convention and go against the status quo to unlock a world of inspiration and opportunity where imagination is your secret weapon. Your specialist education is delivered by designers, for designers. Tapping into your career potential, and opening your mind to what is possible, is what excites us most.

As part of the Billy Blue philosophy to produce design graduates who have had the opportunity to stretch, grow and connect to the industry, we offer an Internship Program to all of our bachelor degree students. You can apply to complete an internship during your studies – some of these may even earn you course credit towards your degree.

Internships at Billy Blue are realised through many means including the BB Hatch Internship program, dedicated internship subjects embedded within courses and participation in external internship schemes run by our industry partners.

For over 25 years, Billy Blue has been a vibrant community of design practice. Our college is a cluster of young designers and experienced design educators who are fully connected with today’s working industry. Our mission is the same as it was when we began: to be part of a family of designers who can rely on each other to navigate the way forward and share opportunities and livelihood.

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