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Diploma of Design - 199JA

Course Code: 199JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
CRICOS Code: 076136M
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Introduction

This one year Diploma will develop the students' knowledge and skills in creative thinking, visual communication, technology, 2D and 3D design and will focus on the investigation and development of design projects in a studio environment.

The graduating students will have the ability to perform at a level of professional expertise that allows them confidently to enter and contribute to the design industry as assistant designers within the architecture, landscape, interior, graphic and industrial design fields leading to a career as a contributing team member in design studios or in retail, visual merchandising, etc.

This course will allow students with low ATAR score to study a generic design program which provides a clear pathway to a variety of bachelor degrees in the field of design.

International students, with 6 IELTS score, will be attracted to this program which, under the University of Canberra College banner, has a superior supervisory and guiding environment.

Graduates will have direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, the Bachelor of Graphic Design, the Bachelor of Industrial Design, the Bachelor of Interior Architecture and the Bachelor of Landscape at the University of Canberra.

Admission Requirements

Completion of year 12 or equivalent and evidence of some previous design studies or submission of a scanned design portfolio. Students onshore will be selected by an interview process.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

Restricted admission through UCC.

Notes for International Applicants

Restricted admission through UCC.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Diploma of Design Dip Des

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The objectives of this program are to develop the student's specialist technical and creative skills in:
Creative design, including:
- Generating abstract design ideas after gathering information and analysing sources and concepts.
- Integrating a significantly developed knowledge base required to successfully address client briefs.
- Developing as a junior designer maintaining currency with past, present and future trends.
- Gaining cognitive and skills to identify, communication analyse, synthetise and act on information from a range of sources
Communication
The ability to effectively present knowledge, ideas and opinions and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries


Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions
The objectives of this program are to develop the student's skills in:
Technology, including:
- Seeking to achieve efficient use of materials, resources and energy for design projects
- Creating effective and safe design solutions
- Gaining specialist digital technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives
Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate this information and arising situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way

Communication
The ability to effectively present knowledge, ideas and opinions and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries

Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions
The objectives of this program are to develop the student's skills in:
Research, including:
- Accessing and reviewing resources (historical, theoretical, physical, personal and cultural) that influence and support the design solutions.
- Justifying own work in terms of design theory and innovative practice
- Gaining cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements
Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate this information and arising situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions
The objectives of this program are to develop the student's skills in:
Communication, including:
- The development of effective communication skills with clients, colleagues and consultants.
- Working as a professional member of a project team.
- The development of communication strategies enabling the articulation of gained knowledge and specialised skills and to effectively demonstrate the understanding of that knowledge.
- The development of clear presentation skills leading to an individual portfolio of work for self-promotion.
Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment

Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to also work collaboratively

Communication
The ability to effectively present knowledge, ideas and opinions and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries

Course Duration

Standard two terms full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight terms.

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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