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The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

Whether you are looking to pursue a career in Business, Commerce, Communication, Creative Arts, Film and Television, International Hotel and Tourism Management, Journalism, Social Science and Sport Management, the Diploma of Creative Design can start you on your journey.

Pathway into a Bond Bachelor program after studying 30 credit points for three semesters

The Diploma of Creative Design is a three-semester program and upon successful completion of the diploma, you can pathway into a Bond University undergraduate degree with a possible 90 credit points.

Below is an example of some of the degrees the Diploma of Creative Design credit into:

 Bachelor ProgramNumber of Credits 
Bachelor of Arts              9
Bachelor of Business              9
Bachelor of Commerce              9
Bachelor of Communication              9
Bachelor of Communication (Business)              9
Bachelor of Creative Arts         up to 9**
Bachelor of Film and Television              9
Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management                 9
Bachelor of Journalism              9*
Bachelor of Social Science              9
Bachelor of Sport Management              9

 *Students must choose a minor option (4 subjects) to receive full credits.

**9 available with a Film and Television Major and 8 if a Digital Media Major. All other majors will receive 60 credit points.

Most Bachelor programs can be completed in four semesters after completing the Diploma of Creative Design.  Please see the Program structure and sequence webpage for more information.

Key features

  • Complete your diploma over three semesters at 30 credit points per semester
  • Integrate into the university environment from day one
  • Have the support of extra tutorials just for diploma students
  • Articulate into the corresponding bachelor program

About the program

The Diploma of Creative Design opens up a wide range of career and further study opportunities in disciplines including Arts, Business, Commerce, Communication, Creative Arts, Film and Television, International Hotel and Tourism Management, Journalism, Social Science and Sport Management. Show more

The Diploma of Creative Design opens up a wide range of career and further study opportunities in disciplines including Arts, Business, Commerce, Communication, Creative Arts, Film and Television, International Hotel and Tourism Management, Journalism, Social Science and Sport Management.  The program will teach students core skills (over three semesters) to enhance their career prospects, whether that be a recent school leaver or someone wishing to upgrade their qualifications. 

Successful completion of the Diploma of Creative Design guarantees students a place in several undergraduate degrees at Bond University, with a possible 90 credit points credited towards their new program of study.  Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeDiploma
Study areaCommunication and Creative Media
Program codeCO-00024
CRICOS code105412G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Structure to articulate to the Bachelor of Film and Television (or the Film and Television major within the Bachelor of Arts, Communication, Communication (Business), Creative Arts, Journalism or Social Science)

Also choose two of the following three Film and Television subjects

Structure to articulate to the Digital Media major in the Bachelor of Arts, Communication, Communication (Business), Creative Arts, Journalism or Social Science

Structure to articulate to the Bachelor of Business, Commerce, International Hotel and Tourism Management or Sport Management

Recommended study plan

For information regarding appropriate enrolment for each semester, we recommend that students see the Program structure and sequence webpage.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $11,670* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2022: $11,850* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $35,010
  • Students commencing study in 2022: $35,550

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic requirements

Domestic Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
Min ATARMin OP
5020

International Students

View the International academic entry requirements.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result 144
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience (ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent) verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken. 

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements - IELTS Academic Overall 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

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