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Design

Graduate Certificate

GC-DESIGN

Course
Graduate Certificate in Design
CRICOS
103009A
Duration
6 months full-time
Credit
100
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

An introduction to the fundamentals of design-led innovation

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Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This course will introduce you to contemporary design practice and research, providing a firm grounding towards design-led innovation and the application of design practice to social, economic and cultural life.

The course is an entry point to further postgraduate study in the Master of Design or to further practice as a designer, design leader or design strategist.

Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you may transfer to the graduate diploma. On successful completion of the graduate diploma, you may enrol in the master degree.

Why study

  • Curtin is the highest ranked university in Western Australia in the field of art and design and is in the top 200 in the world (QS World Rankings 2020).
  • Curtin’s teaching staff have extensive professional experience in design across several industry settings. They can provide both practical and strategic insights into a career in design and they continue to practice and research in, for and through design.

What you'll learn

  • develop a foundational knowledge of their field of design practice articulated through the creation of new artefacts, services, products or processes
  • apply specialised knowledge, theories, frameworks and practices relevant to design leadership to inform design-led innovation
  • demonstrate a critical reflection on design theory, practice and history in a social and cultural context
  • apply knowledge of design to the framing and interrogation of problems to develop appropriate design solutions
  • professionally communicate concepts, proposals, ideas, and final designs to a target audience
  • understand the complexity and global context of contemporary design practice
  • apply emerging technologies effectively to design practice or process to communicate the value of design
  • contextualise design practice and process for real-life application in industry and practice
  • understand and apply the value of design to communities, enterprises and public

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2022

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On Campus
Semester 2
  • On Campus

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  • Curtin course code: GC-DESIGN
  • CRICOS code: 103009A
  • Last updated on: October 15, 2020