Diploma of Design

The Diploma of Design provides the foundation for further study in areas such as visual communication design,  3D animation and digital technology design at Deakin University. Completing a degree in one of these fields offers a wide range of career options across private and public-sector organisations.

Your pathway to Deakin University


Year Duration International Students Australian Students


2 trimesters (Fast track)
3 trimesters (Standard track)

A$27,400 (A$3425 per unit)

A$21,400 ($2675 per unit)




  • Melbourne Burwood Campus


  • Eight to twelve months


  • March, June and October


  • 097895J

Course structure

Complete and pass eight units

4 Core Units
+4 Additional Units
Core Units
  • ADD101 Design Thinking
  • ADD102 Design Skills and Technologies 1
  • ADD103 Design Skills and Technologies 2
  • ADD104 Design Laboratory
  • ACF107 Principles of Animation
  • ACI102 Digital Photography
+4 Additional Units

Choose from:

  • ACF103 Writing with the Camera
  • ACI101 Analogue Photography
  • ACF104 Screening History
  • ACF106 Screen Practices
  • ACC100 Communication in Everyday Life
  • ALA101 Advertising Principles and Practices
  • ALA102 Creative Brand Communication
  • ALR103 Introduction to Public Relations
  • ALR104 Strategic Communication and Writing
  • ALJ111 News Reporting 1
  • ALJ112 News Reporting 2
  • ALM101 Making Social Media
  • ALM102 Making Video


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