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Associate degree of design (graphic design)
Associate degree of design (graphic design)

Associate degree of design (graphic design)

  • ID:SIA610010
  • Level:Associate Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12) or an equivalent overseas qualification.  Minimum overall pass is required. 

English Requirement

English test/ Qualification Sea Bachelor  or associate Degree course
Ielts  academic 6.0 Overall score. No band score less than 5.5
PTE (pearson test  of english ) academic 54 Overall score
Toefl paper - based test  550 Overall score
Toefl IBT (internet based test) 73 Overll score
Australian year  12 studles Successful completion of 12 year senior secondary school in Australia
Non - australian secondary studies Successful completion of senior secondary school comparable to Australian year 12 from an assessable country
Australian and other post - secondary studies Successful completion of one year of full - time study at certificate IV, diploma, associate Diploma or higher level of study in an assessable country

Other Requirement

Minimum Age

  • International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

Academic requirements

  • Applicants must have successfully completed secondary studies (high school) and meet English language requirements as outlined below.

English language requirements

International students need to provide additional evidence of language skills including one of the following:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a band score of at least 6, or equivalent, OR

  • Completion of Year 12 English at an Australian secondary school or college, or equivalent


Course Information

Our associate degree has been built in a way that gives you plenty of face-to-face time with expert lecturers and many hours on the latest tools and software.

Understand the fundamentals to design and layout, drawing, typography, visual communication and an introduction to designing for the web.

You will engage in collaborative studio-based learning, producing work in response to a client brief. In preparation for an industry that commands agility and adaptability, you’ll cut your creative teeth on projects in partnership with your course peers. You’ll explore the studio environment including the different roles, the role of the client, daily workflow, collaborative creativity, establishing deliverables and project lifecycle.

Your growth and development will be assessed through the completion of industry-based projects, not theoretical based essays.

To complement your technical skills, you will graduate with employability skills, introductory project management skills and scholarly techniques for higher education.

Upon completion you will be eligible for up to 80 credit points towards the Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design).

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Employability Skills in the Creative Industries

Scholarly Perspectives on Design

Principles of Design

Fundamentals of Image Making

Design Processes and Production





Employability Skills in the Creative Industries

User Centred Design

Design Production

Contemporary Industrial Practices





Media Studies

Design Studio 1 (Graphic Design)


Cultural Perspectives

Design Studio 2 (Graphic Design)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Graphic designer 

  • Motion graphics designer 

  • Content development 

  • Pre Press operator 

  • Finished artist 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 AUD per year     

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