Diploma of Design

Learn the tools, strategies and design thinking methodologies required to be an adaptable, multidisciplinary designer. The Diploma of Design builds the foundation for further study in visual communication, animation and digital technologies.

Bachelor Pathway

Select  which Deakin University Degree Course you wish to transfer into once you have completed your studies at Deakin College. Deakin University offers direct transfer into 2nd year degree into the following courses from the Diploma of Design


  • Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) (A345)
  • Bachelor of Design (3D Animation) (A343)
  • Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) (A344)

Employment and career options upon completing your Bachelor degree

  • Advertising
  • Graphic design studios
  • Print houses
  • Publishers
  • Companies who host in-house design
  • Government and private practices
  • Motion design
  • Animation
  • Film and Television
  • Web design
  • Motion capture performance
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • UX design
  • UI design
  • Web design
  • Digital design
  • Immersive design

Core Units


Plus 2 x Elective Units from the following:

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