Graphic design

Graphic DesignWhy study Graphic design?

Not every picture is worth 1000 words. Graphic designers blend the right combination of images, fonts and layout to ensure audiences are engaged and informed.

The art of visual communication is every bit as important as text in reaching audiences and involves the combination of creative thinking and practical skills to deliver materials that demand attention.

Graphic designers produce everything from postcards and t-shirts to newspapers and web pages. Graphic designers are employed in the advertising, publishing, manufacturing and marketing areas, working across every part of the community.

Geoff Hocking - Graphic Design

Career opportunities

Advertising, publishing, marketing, manufacturing, digital media. Leisure industries, illustration, product design, photography, community services, tourism.

Courses

Local students

2017

Bachelor of Arts

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 50.05
Mildura N/A
Shepparton N/A
Year
2017
About this course
This degree gives you the knowledge and practical experience you need to adapt to a changing job market. Graduates work in diverse industries including media, management, social policy, education, and community development.

As well as lectures and tutorials, your classes will include a combination of seminars, online videos and podcasts providing a balance of group study and independent learning. We limit our seminar classes to 25 people to give you personalised academic guidance.

You can major in the discipline that interests you most from electives across the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology, languages, screen arts, politics, sociology and history. You can also choose a second major or a minor from other disciplines, such as accounting, computer science, economics and psychology.

We encourage you to participate in student exchange and study abroad programs, many of which are financially supported. Overseas project work is also possible through subjects like our Service Learning in the Community (SLC) elective. SLC group projects address a community need with partners like CERES Environmental Park, Banyule Community Health and Moral Fairground.

You can also gain practical career skills through our Work Ready elective, where you look at the factors influencing job trends, meet industry professionals and have opportunities for volunteer or paid positions.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.
Career opportunities
Our graduates have gone on to roles as varied as broadcast journalist with ABC, adviser to the Parliamentary Secretary of Australia and multimedia coordinator for the Carlton Football Club.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Guaranteed Entry for Melbourne campus: Year 12 applicants only. Applicants with an ATAR of 75 or more will be made a first-round offer. Applicants whose ATAR is below 75 will be considered through normal selection processes.

Guaranteed Entry for regional campuses: Year 12 applicants only. Applicants with an ATAR of 60 or more will be offered a Commonwealth supported place. Applicants whose ATAR is below 60 will be considered through normal selection processes.

Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Drama, any Humanities, Legal Studies, Psychology or Theatre Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Mid-year entry may be available.

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.

For more information about the Work Ready Bachelor of Arts contact us on 1300 135 045.

How to apply

Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Arts Melbourne
Arts Bendigo
Arts Mildura
Arts Shepparton
Arts Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography)

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo RC
Mildura RC
Year
2017
About this course
Careers in fine art, graphic design and photography demand extensive study that combines theoretical knowledge with creative practice. If you're passionate about art, design, or creative practice, this degree can give you the foundation you need.

Our design studios include darkrooms and photography studios as well as graphics and digital design labs. You'll use Wacom drawing tablets and scanners, on-campus digital printing facilities and have access to 40 Apple computers running the latest scanners and software including Adobe Creative Suite and digital animation programs.

We also provide fine arts facilities, with specialist ceramics studios at Bendigo, and studios for painting and drawing, printmaking, graphic design, illustration, photography, video-making and digital imaging. Your studies will include applied design subjects throughout your first three years. You'll also have the option to complete specialist research in art and design during an additional Honours year.

You can choose electives from other creative arts streams to complement your chosen specialisation and provide a broader context for your chosen discipline.

You'll have the opportunity to work with the La Trobe Art Institute and its network of regional galleries, which may include taking an accelerated subject with the Bendigo Art Gallery or the National Gallery of Victoria. We also offer opportunities to exhibit your work in solo or group exhibitions.

While the fine art and graphic design streams are available in Bendigo and Mildura, the photography stream is only available at the Bendigo Campus.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with skills that can apply to careers as a practising artist or writer or in curatorship, publishing companies, graphic design, photography, art, applied design, arts and gallery administration, or visual communications.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; folio presentation and interview.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Additional information
You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Creative Arts (Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography)Bendigo
Creative Arts (Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography)Mildura

Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Year
2017
About this course
This degree - one of only three Victorian undergraduate planning courses accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia - gives you the opportunity to shape communities and establish peaceful, productive and environmentally sustainable places to live.

You'll explore a range of ways to improve how we live and interact, from policy planning and local politics to urban design and transport.

Articulating a vision and promoting the benefits of change are important to effective planning. That's why we focus on communication skills like mediation, negotiation and community relations as part of this course.

Another core aspect of your studies will be travelling to communities to learn and evaluate what works and what doesn't. Our students participate in field trips to a range of locations, from country towns in rural Victoria to metropolitan cities in Asia and Europe.

Throughout your degree, you'll take part in hands-on projects, including semester-long activities and short visits to communities. This type of experience goes beyond a work placement or research project, giving you the chance to make a genuine difference within a community. Just one example is the bicycle path from our Bendigo Campus to the Bendigo Hospital - a student-led project that was commended in the Outstanding Tertiary Student Project Borrie Prize, which celebrates practice, leadership and achievement in planning.
Career opportunities
Given the current shortage of qualified town planners, you can expect to have strong employment prospects on graduation in the planning and environment departments of local governments, state government departments and agencies, regional bodies, research organisations, and the private sector.
Professional recognition
This course is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Guaranteed Entry (Year 12 applicants only). Applicants with an ATAR of 75 or above receive a first-round offer. Those with lower ATARs are considered through normal selection processes.

If you didn't get the ATAR there are other ways to get into this course.

Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Selection may also be based on GPA, STAT Multiple Choice, and/or an essay.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business, Environmental Science, any Humanities or Psychology equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Students undertake fieldwork trips that incur some minor costs.
Additional information
You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning Bendigo

Diploma of Arts

Duration :
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo N/A
Mildura N/A
Shepparton N/A
Year
2017
About this course
Gain an introduction to the study of humanities and social sciences with your choice of majors (depending on the campus of study). You'll learn in a supportive environment, with structured assistance throughout your studies. Once you've successfully completed the diploma, you'll be eligible to enter the second year of La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts, or find work in administration or entry-level positions in a variety of industries.
Career opportunities
Once you've successfully completed the diploma, you'll be eligible to enter the second year of La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts, or find work in administration or entry-level positions in a variety of industries.
Prerequisite
You must provide a statement of purpose (400 to 500 words) outlining the reasons you wish to study a Diploma of Arts.

Guaranteed entry for regional campuses: Year 12 applicants only. Applicants with an ATAR of 50 or more will be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Subject bonus
N/A
Costs
Students choosing to study subjects in visual arts or graphic design may incur additional equipment costs. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Additional information
Mid-year entry may be available.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2016.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Arts (Diploma)Bendigo

Want to know more?

Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2017

Bachelor of Arts (002080A)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 500
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Shepparton, Mildura
Year
2017
About this course
This degree gives you the knowledge and practical experience you need to adapt to a changing job market. Graduates work in diverse industries including media, management, social policy, education, and community development.

As well as lectures and tutorials, your classes will include a combination of seminars, online videos and podcasts providing a balance of group study and independent learning. We limit our seminar classes to 25 people to give you personalised academic guidance.

You can major in the discipline that interests you most from electives across the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology, languages, screen arts, politics, sociology and history. You can also choose a second major or a minor from other disciplines, such as accounting, computer science, economics and psychology.

We encourage you to participate in student exchange and study abroad programs, many of which are financially supported. Overseas project work is also possible through subjects like our Service Learning in the Community (SLC) elective. SLC group projects address a community need with partners like CERES Environmental Park, Banyule Community Health and Moral Fairground.

You can also gain practical career skills through our Work Ready elective, where you look at the factors influencing job trends, meet industry professionals and have opportunities for volunteer or paid positions.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne;
for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 50, Bendigo: 50.15, Albury-Wodonga: N/A, Mildura: N/A, Shepparton: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see our website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
Career opportunities
This course doesn't just prepare you for one career - it teaches you how to create new opportunities and adapt to a changing job landscape.

Your ability to think critically, coupled with strong communication skills, means you'll be ready to take on roles in administration, community development, education, human services, journalism, management, social policy and planning and social research.

If you choose to do postgraduate study you can also obtain professional recognition in areas including teaching, management, marketing, counselling, publishing and media.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Arts Melbourne
Arts Bendigo
Arts Mildura
Arts Shepparton
Arts Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography) (043551B)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 500
Campus
Melbourne, Bendigo, Mildura
Year
2017
About this course
Careers in fine art, graphic design and photography demand extensive study that combines theoretical knowledge with creative practice. If you're passionate about art, design, or creative practice, this degree can give you the foundation you need.

Our design studios include darkrooms and photography studios as well as graphics and digital design labs. You'll use Wacom drawing tablets and scanners, on-campus digital printing facilities and have access to 40 Apple computers running the latest scanners and software including Adobe Creative Suite and digital animation programs.

We also provide fine arts facilities, with specialist ceramics studios at Bendigo, and studios for painting and drawing, printmaking, graphic design, illustration, photography, video-making and digital imaging. Your studies will include applied design subjects throughout your first three years. You'll also have the option to complete specialist research in art and design during an additional Honours year.

You can choose electives from other creative arts streams to complement your chosen specialisation and provide a broader context for your chosen discipline.

You'll have the opportunity to work with the La Trobe Art Institute and its network of regional galleries, which may include taking an accelerated subject with the Bendigo Art Gallery or the National Gallery of Victoria. We also offer opportunities to exhibit your work in solo or group exhibitions.

While the fine art and graphic design streams are available in Bendigo and Mildura, the photography stream is only available at the Bendigo Campus.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) - a minimum overall band score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum score of 550 with a score of 5 or better in the test of written English.

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with minimum Speaking, Listening, Reading of 18, Writing 22.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) - a minimum grade of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - pass Grade of C or higher.

La Trobe Melbourne EFS5 with 60% overall and 60% in final exam.

La Trobe Melbourne (LTM) Foundation Studies 60% final result in course or Satisfactory completion of at least one year of TAFE or University study in Australia at an academic level acceptable to La Trobe University or English as the language of instruction in secondary and/or tertiary studies may be accepted.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 50.15, Bendigo: range of criteria, Mildura: range of criteria
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with skills that can apply to careers as a practising artist or writer or in curatorship, publishing companies, graphic design, photography, art, applied design, arts and gallery administration, or visual communications.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Creative Arts (Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography)Bendigo
Creative Arts (Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography)Mildura

Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning (057439J)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 500
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2017
About this course
This degree - one of only three Victorian undergraduate planning courses accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia - gives you the opportunity to shape communities and establish peaceful, productive and environmentally sustainable places to live.

You'll explore a range of ways to improve how we live and interact, from policy planning and local politics to urban design and transport.

Articulating a vision and promoting the benefits of change are important to effective planning. That's why we focus on communication skills like mediation, negotiation and community relations as part of this course.

Another core aspect of your studies will be travelling to communities to learn and evaluate what works and what doesn't. Our students participate in field trips to a range of locations, from country towns in rural Victoria to metropolitan cities in Asia and Europe.

Throughout your degree, you'll take part in hands-on projects, including semester-long activities and short visits to communities. This type of experience goes beyond a work placement or research project, giving you the chance to make a genuine difference within a community. Just one example is the bicycle path from our Bendigo Campus to the Bendigo Hospital - a student-led project that was commended in the Outstanding Tertiary Student Project Borrie Prize, which celebrates practice, leadership and achievement in planning.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM - Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
Additional costs
Students undertake fieldwork trips that incur some minor costs.
Additional information
The Academic Skills Unit at Bendigo offers you the opportunity to improve your language and learning skills. In particular, you are provided with help in your writing of essays and reports and your understanding of critical and analytical texts. The unit also offers specialist assistance in English as a second language (ESL).
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. It's one of only two accredited undergraduate planning courses in Victoria.
Career opportunities
The current shortage of qualified planners in Australia means you can look forward to excellent work prospects and starting salaries. You are likely to find employment in the planning and environment management departments of local governments, state government departments and agencies, regional bodies, research organisations, and the private sector. Our Planning Institute of Australia course accreditation recognises that our graduates have developed the skills needed to work as planners in the field of urban and regional planning.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning Bendigo

Diploma of Arts (075107B)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 500
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton
Year
2017
About this course
Gain an introduction to the study of humanities and social sciences with your choice of majors (depending on the campus of study). You'll learn in a supportive environment, with structured assistance throughout your studies. Once you've successfully completed the diploma, you'll be eligible to enter the second year of La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts, or find work in administration or entry-level positions in a variety of industries.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS UG (60%) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - N/A
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - N/A
International Baccalaureate - N/A
GCE A Levels - N/A
HKDSE - N/A
Sri Lankan A Levels - N/A
STPM - 6
MICSS (UEC) - N/A
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - N/A
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - N/A
Sweden Slutbetyg - N/A
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 50
Indonesia (SMA) - 6
Vietnam (Year 12) - 6
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.3
WASSCE - 7
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.3
GAOKAO - see our website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Additional costs
Students choosing to study subjects in visual arts or graphic design may incur additional equipment costs. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Career opportunities
This course leads to further study, articulating with the Bachelor of Arts. Graduates should also be skilled for work in administration or
entry-level communication-based positions.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Arts (Diploma)Bendigo

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Other ways into undergraduate study

Learn how you can plan a pathway into your preferred degree, including single subject entry. See also La Trobe University Access and Equity programs which support a variety of ways into undergraduate study for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage.

Overseas study opportunities

There are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Students from overseas can come to La Trobe and do a short term Study Abroad program. Some short courses are also available to international students.  Short courses are also available to international students. Visit International Students for more information.

Student and graduate profiles

Students of the College talk about their experience at La Trobe.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences or focus on staff in Graphic design.