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Diploma of Design (Visual Communication)

JMC Academy
Program overview
7-8 months
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Brisbane
11,300 AUD
Intakes in February, June and September

Melbourne (Australia)
11,300 AUD
Intakes in February, June and September

Sydney
11,300 AUD
Intakes in February, June and September

Program description

Diploma of Design (Visual Communication)

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.

Design at JMC provides you with the tools and skills you need to create innovative solutions in an ever-evolving world of interactive media. You’ll discover the true power of visual communication and storytelling, learn the processes behind creative problem solving, and explore ways to create better experiences for people in physical, digital and virtual spaces.

The Design course equips you with a deep understanding of core design principles, the design thinking process, and the technical skills required for you to apply what you’ve learned across a variety of platforms and media. You’ll be taught how to tackle projects in visual, spatial, interactive, experience and human-centred design.

At 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.

Admission requirements

International applicants must show the following:

  • Proof of English proficiency: minimum IELTS 6.0 overall (with no single band score below 5.5) or equivalent. For more information click here.
  • Evidence of successful completion of a senior Secondary School certificate (transcripts and certificate must be translated and certified). For further information please see our 'Entry Requirements by Country' document.
  • Attend an interview in person or over skype.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age on commencement of studies.
  • Contemporary Music applicants must undertake an audition. Audition videos/online links are accepted for applicants living overseas or interstate.
  • Songwriting applicants may undertake an audition OR submit a folio. The folio can consist of song lyrics, charts, recorded original songs or other relevant items as discussed with the admissions officer.
  • Animation, Games and Digital Design applicants are required to prepare a portfolio of sample work/drawings.

Applications will be accepted until 2 weeks before the course commences, but please note that visa applications can take considerably longer than two weeks to process. Please contact the Australian Embassy in your home country for recommended time frames for processing your visa application.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.


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Program content

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Digital Toolkit I
  • Story Telling
  • Typography in Design
  • Design Communication I
  • Digital Toolkit II
  • Creative Process
  • User Experience Design

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the institute website.

Tuition fees

  • Domestic Students: $9,000 per trimester.
  • International Students: $11,300 per trimester (Total tuition fee: $22,600).

Career opportunities

JMC’s Visual Communication graduates could go on to work across the design realm. While traditionally, agencies, advertising, publishing and media are the most common areas of opportunity, these days, there’s a role for visual communication designers in every field, from business and tech companies all the way to the engineering and medical fields (and everything in between!)

Specific roles may include:

  • Visual Communicator
  • Identity Designer
  • Digital Designer
  • Experience Designer
  • UX Consultant
  • UX/UI Designer
  • Art Director
  • Interactive Designer
  • Interface Designer
  • Social Media Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Web/App Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Events Designer
  • Spatial Designer
  • 3D Visualiser
  • Design Researcher
  • UX Researcher
  • Motion Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Content Coordinator

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About this institute

Established in 1982 by John Martin Cass, JMC Academy was originally founded in Sydney to meet the demand for qualified professionals in the entertainment technology industry. From day one, JMC Academy broke ground as Australia's first private college to qualify...


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Why study at JMC Academy

At JMC Academy we are focussed on providing opportunities for students to create, connect and develop their craft in a supportive community. We keep our class sizes small so that we can get to know each students' aspirations, strengths, weaknesses and creative voice. Our small course offering of specialist creative industries disciplines means we can regularly update and refine our courses and tech to be future-focussed and relevant to industry developments. Our international network of like-minded institutions ensures we can benchmark our programs against international standards, ensuring our students are able to enter the workforce with confidence wherever in the world they go.

Contact info

JMC Academy

171 Bank St
3205 Melbourne
Australia

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www.jmcacademy.edu.au


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