University of South Australia (UniSA)

Graduate Diploma in Design - Contemporary Art (DGSP)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Graduate Diploma in Design (Contemporary Art) provides advanced practical and theoretical skills and knowledge, and ensures students have the necessary business management and marketing skills needed to succeed after graduation. With state-of-the-art studio spaces and workshops, students learn first-hand how to turn their creative ideas into reality. They also explore theoretical, technical and conceptual skills linked to their chosen specialisation, and learn from national and international artists, writers and researchers.


  • 36 units
  • 18 units research studio
  • 4.5 units research methods,
  • 4.5 unit specialist Contemporary Art course
  • 9 units of electives.


  • Contemporary Art
  • Design

Standard entry requirements

Completed 3-year Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution, or equivalent, in a related discipline. Applicants who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised higher education institution in an unrelated discipline, plus 2 years of professional experience in a related discipline or applicants who do not have a completed degree but who have 7 years of professional experience in a related discipline will also be considered. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.

Study pathways

This qualification forms part of a nested degree, leading to a Master of Design (Contemporary Art). An additional six months of study is required after completion of this graduate diploma in order to graduate with a master degree.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City West International: $34,300 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

Applicants must also submit a portfolio of work, curriculum vitae and a written statement of intent.

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