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GD-DESIGN

Design

Graduate diploma

An advanced exploration of contemporary design practice and research

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Diploma in Design
  • Duration

    Duration

    1 year full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    103010H
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

Applications now closed!

Semester 2, 2024

1 March 2024

Applications now closed!

Semester 1, 2025

Applications now open!

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline

Outline

Outline

This course is designed for students seeking an advanced exploration of contemporary design practice and research. In addition it provides a firm grounding in the theoretical, critical and practical aspects of design and its possibilities for transformation.

The course is ideal for design leaders and managers, as well as design practitioners eager to develop new practice-based competencies to solve design problems.

On successful completion of the graduate diploma, you may enrol in the master degree.

What you'll learn

  • develop advanced knowledge of a field of design practice through the creation of new artefacts, services, products or processes
  • apply advanced knowledge, theories, frameworks and practices relevant to design-led innovation
  • demonstrate a critical reflection on design theory, practice and history in a social and cultural context and apply this thinking to design practice and process
  • apply knowledge of design to the identification, framing and interrogation of problems to develop appropriate design solutions
  • professionally communicate concepts, proposals, ideas, and final designs to audiences with clarity and vision
  • understand the complexity and global context of design and apply this to contemporary design practice
  • apply a practical knowledge of technologies effectively to design practice or process to communicate ideas, concepts and proposals in design
  • apply design practice and process for real-life application in industry and practice
  • develop an advanced understanding of the the value of design to communities, enterprises and public
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$19,954*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: GD-DESIGN
  • CRICOS code: 103010H
  • Last updated on: 19 July 2024

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