Take your product design skills to the next level
The Diploma of Visual Arts (Product Design) will develop your design skills and knowledge through hands on projects that require you to take your ideas all the way from concept to prototype. It is taught in our extensive purpose-built facilities and specialised studios based in the creative and cultural heart of the city that is home to the Art Gallery of WA, PICA and many other smaller galleries.
This course offers a diverse exploration of the 3D design industry where you will have the opportunity to create consumer products such as furniture, home wares, commercial objects and wearable object design.
Successfully complete the Diploma and you could find yourself designing high end furniture, or products for the home or commercial use.
- Originate and develop concepts
- 3D design ideas and processes
- Model making
- Digital design and art techniques (including CAD)
- Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
I have the following attributes:
- Creativity and a love of design
- Problem-solving skills
- Strong communication skills
- Practical with technical ability
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To enrol you will need to have completed CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design (Product Design), or equivalent (you may be required to submit a practical test and/or portfolio of art and design evidence).
Other job titles may include:
- Furniture Designer
- Shoe Designer
- Wearable Object Designer
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
University - Bachelor Degree of Design, Bachelor Degree of Building Design
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These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester.
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.