Communication, Design & Arts (Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries)

Bring your creative ideas to life with the Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries.

Key Information

Duration

 Stage 1 : 2-3 Trimesters (8-12 months)
Stage 2 : 2-3 Trimesters (8-12 months)

Intake dates

Stage 1 : February, June, October
Stage 2: February, June, October

Campus location

Curtin Bentley

Fees

Stage 1 = $15,600 ($1,950 per unit)

Stage 2 = $16,200 ($2,025 per unit)

FEE-Help available

Domestic International

Fees

Stage 1 = $25,000 ($3,125 per unit)

Stage 2 = $29,600 ($3,700)

FEE-Help available

Course overview

The Diploma of Arts and Creative Industries leads into the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Communications, Bachelor of Creative Arts or Bachelor of Design. You will learn transferable skills in communication, creativity, critical thinking, digital knowledge, presentation, problem solving, research and teamwork that can be applied to a range of workplaces in the creative industry.

Leading to:

Bachelor of Arts

  • Anthropology & Sociology
  • Creative Writing
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Literary & Cultural Studies
  • Professional Writing and Publishing

Bachelor of Communications

  • Corporate Screen Production
  • Digital and Social Media
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Web media and Journalism

Bachelor of Creative Arts

  • Fine Art
  • Screen Art
  • Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Design

  • Animation and Game Design
  • Creative Advertising & Graphic Design
  • Digital Design
  • Digital Experience and Interaction Design
  • Photography
  • Fashion

Careers include:

  • Actor
  • Artist
  • Curator
  • Editor
  • Fashion designer
  • Filmmaker
  • Graphic designer
  • Journalist
  • Marketing and social media manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Publisher
  • Photographer writer
  • Public relations manager
  • Social scientist
  • Web developer

Diploma of Arts & Creative Industries Units (Stage 1)

CRICOS Code 087938G

Students must complete six core units and two elective units:

  • Academic Research & Writing
  • Academic Communication Skills
  • Design Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Introduction to Design Computing
  • Studies in Society

  • Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • Design Skills
  • Economics
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Human Biology
  • Introduction to Design Computing
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Media, Culture & Communication
  • Physics
  • Programming
  • Project Management
  • Technical Mathematics

Diploma of Arts & Creative Industries Units (Stage 2)

CRICOS Code 087938G

Students must complete the following core units and course specific units where applicable:

  • Academic & Professional Communications
  • Culture to Cultures
  • Design Computing 1
  • Photography Core Principles
  • Introduction to Creativity
  • Universal Design Principles

  • Drawing
  • Design Principles and Processes

Units may not be offered in every study period. Please contact your Program Manager for further information Humanities@curtincollege.edu.au

 

  • Media and Communications
  • Marketing Across Borders

Units may not be offered in every study period. Please contact your Program Manager for further information Humanities@curtincollege.edu.au

  • Media and Communications
  • Marketing Across Borders

Units may not be offered in every study period. Please contact your Program Manager for further information Humanities@curtincollege.edu.au

 

Design & Art - Diploma of Arts & Creative Industries

Stage 2 Units – 25 Credit Points Each

Research, written communication and oral presentation in academic and professional contexts. Develop reflective, critical and evaluative thinking and teamwork skills and the ability to articulate the practices that lead to successful collaboration.

This unit explores the nature and dynamics of intercultural communication and the role of written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills in intercultural communicational encounters. This exploration and discussion raises awareness of culturally diverse thinking and learning styles, cross-cultural perspectives on communication and language, in particular the different cultural framing of the media.

Through a series of practical design projects and exercises, held within a digital environment, this unit introduces students to industry standard design technologies and software.

This foundational drawing Unit develops observational drawing skills using a variety of media, drawing still life and figure studies.  Students will develop skills in concept and composition and confidence in drawing the human figure.

This unit is designed to introduce students to the core principles of photographic production. Emphasis is placed on developing student proficiency in photographic process, technique and practice to build their capacity as innovative visual communicators.

Engage and challenge practices of creativity, innovation and aesthetic experience in contemporary life. Students investigate contemporary forms of cultural practice in order to articulate and represent new critical ways of thinking.

This unit uses case studies to introduce students to principles of UX Design.  Creative production and written analysis allow students to produce digital solutions in response to design briefs and to present their work as developing professionals, through introduction to the fundamental design principles and skills on relevant design programs as part of this process.

An introduction to the elements and principles of design as well as design processes and methods. This unit addresses the purpose, sequence, major stages and application of design process to synthesis solutions relevant to the fields of  Creative Advertising and Graphic Design.

Communications - Diploma of Arts & Creative Industries

Stage 2 Units – 25 Credit Points Each

Research, written communication and oral presentation in academic and professional contexts. Develop reflective, critical and evaluative thinking and teamwork skills and the ability to articulate the practices that lead to successful collaboration.

This unit explores the nature and dynamics of intercultural communication and the role of written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills in intercultural communicational encounters. This exploration and discussion raises awareness of culturally diverse thinking and learning styles, cross-cultural perspectives on communication and language, in particular the different cultural framings of the media.

Through a series of practical design projects and exercises, held within a digital environment, this unit introduces students to industry standard design technologies and software.

Introducing the topic of marketing, its role and importance in any type of organisation. Topics include the marketing concept, marketing environment, marketing information systems, market segmentation, identification of target markets, buyer behaviour, product, place, price and promotion decisions, and the special aspects of marketing.

Social Sciences - Diploma of Arts & Creative Industries

Stage 2 Units – 25 Credit Points Each

Research, written communication and oral presentation in academic and professional contexts. Develop reflective, critical and evaluative thinking and teamwork skills and the ability to articulate the practices that lead to successful collaboration.

This unit explores the nature and dynamics of intercultural communication and the role of written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills in intercultural communicational encounters. This exploration and discussion raises awareness of culturally diverse thinking and learning styles, cross-cultural perspectives on communication and language, in particular the different cultural framings of the media.

Through a series of practical design projects and exercises, held within a digital environment, this unit introduces students to industry standard design technologies and software.

Introducing the topic of marketing, its role and importance in any type of organisation. Topics include the marketing concept, marketing environment, marketing information systems, market segmentation, identification of target markets, buyer behaviour, product, place, price and promotion decisions, and the special aspects of marketing.