Course Details


Graduate Diploma

Study Load

Full Time

Study Mode

In Class

Course Location

South Australia

University of South Australia

Graduate Diploma in Design (Contemporary Art)

Degree overview

  • UniSA has over 159 Years of experience teaching visual arts, incorporating the former South Australian School of Art.
  • Gain advanced practical skills and knowledge in your chosen specialisation.
  • Develop important skills in business to ensure you succeed in your chosen field.
  • Learn in custom-built studio spaces and workshops.
  • Be taught by practicing artists, writers and researchers who have significant industry experience.
  • Build important industry networks.
  • Have access to a state-of-the-art library that has the largest collection of art, craft and design resources in the state.
  • Use this qualification as a pathway to further learning, including Masters.
  • Be taught by world-class leaders in research – UniSA’s research in contemporary art is ranked world-class1.
  • UniSA is an unstoppable university for unstoppable people. As one of the World’s Top Young Universities2, we’ll ensure you get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.

This unique graduate diploma will not only help you extend practical and theoretical skills in your chosen specialisation but also provide you with valuable business management skills. You will focus on developing and applying research processes and methodologies and developing skills in marketing and critical analysis. The specialised fields you can choose from include:

  • photography, digital and illustration and animation
  • painting and drawing
  • spatial and material studies in public art, sculpture, textiles, glass, ceramics, jewellery and furniture.

This qualification forms part of a nested degree, leading to a Master of Design (Contemporary Art).