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Graduate Diploma of Creative Technologies

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1 year
Start date: 17-February-2020
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Think of this programme as the bridge between undergraduate and postgraduate study. In this course you'll refine your craft and the opportunity to focus on your interests, based on your own research project in 3D Animation and Visual Effects, Interactive and Web Design, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, or Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR).

If you are looking for a supportive hands-on learning environment that focuses on developing practical skills through working on self-initiated projects, then the Graduate Diploma of Creative Technologies is for you.

The GDCT will help you further develop your production and design skills through both project-based and problem-based learning.

You’ll investigate, propose and produce projects in the creative area of your choice that compliment your existing skill-set. As you choose your own research topic, you may opt to work across multiple disciplines, to broaden your skill base and increase your career options.

Graduates from this programme go on to work in a diverse range of careers, depending on the focus of their research project. Examples include:

  • Business owner or freelancer lifestyle
  • Web designer, mobile and front end developer
  • Ad agencies
  • Design studios
  • High end production houses
  • Film post production and animation

When you apply, you'll need to let us know your preferred discipline. You can select from any of the following streams:

  • Advanced 3D
  • Interactive & Web Design
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
  • Graphic Design, or
  • VFX & Motion Graphics

Course Outline

Students develop and deepen their skills and understanding in an open studio-based programme where they investigate, propose and produce a project (or series of projects) determined by their own interests within the broader creative technologies domain.

Students can choose to either work within a particular creative technologies discipline, or across disciplines, and can work towards either professional, academic, exploratory or experimental learning outcomes.

The course is student-centered with students being proactive independent learners, responsible both for what they learn and how they learn. The course provides a flexible framework, supportive environment and collaborative learning culture. Faculty guide students through their learning as mentors, with the focus on developing students' critical thinking, problem-solving and research skills. This enables them to become effective life-long learners.

Entry criteria

Open to applicants with a degree qualification, or relevant professional experience in a creative technologies domain. All applicants need to provide evidence to support the level of skill required for a self-directed investigation. Documents that you will need to provide include:

If you are applying for the GDCT after completing a Bachelors Degree you will need to provide:

  • Your portfolio;
  • Your letter of intent;
  • Your transcripts from your Bachelors qualification;
  • Your CV/Resume;

If you are applying for the GDCT after having worked in relevant industry for six years or more, you will need to provide:

  • Your portfolio;
  • Your letter of intent;
  • Your CV/Resume;
  • Two reference letters from previous employer/s; and

You may also want to provide your transcripts from any prior tertiary qualifications if you completed these in the past 10 years.

Applicants need to submit advanced portfolio.

The IELTS score required is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5 (or equivalent).


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