Technology is moving fast and society is changing with it. If you’re passionate about all things visual and the impact design has on people and culture, this course is for you.
At the Diploma level, explore the fundamentals of graphic design and the technical skills required to create aesthetically appealing messaging. Then delve into the design process, from research, ideation, sketching and prototyping, to implementation and watch your work come to life.
Removed from traditional classroom learning, you’ll enjoy working within a design-studio environment. Tackle creative briefs, sketch ideas on paper and create quick prototypes for testing with a realized digital outcome. Learn the processes involved with creating compelling user experiences, and utilize different tools and tech to help you make it.
Why Study Design at JMC?
Technology & Facilities
We take design seriously at JMC. Our classes are full of the best tech in the trade, constantly updated with industry-standard tech and the latest software out there. From day one, you’ll attend classes set up in studio-like environments and have access to a range of equipment including Wacom graphics tablets, HTC Vive VR tech, 3D printers and DSLR cameras that will allow you to experiment and design to your heart’s desire. You’ll also receive a complimentary Adobe Creative Cloud license for your personal computer, giving you access to all of Adobe’s apps and software including Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.
When undertaken full-time, the Diploma of Design (Visual Communication) can be completed in just 8 months (2 trimesters).
Flexible part-time options are available.
The Diploma of Design (Visual Communication) makes up the first 2 trimesters of the Design Bachelor's degree. At the successful completion of 2 trimesters, our modular and integrated course structure lets you graduate with an officially recognised diploma or continue seamlessly towards the industry standard Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) degree.