Diploma of Graphic Design

National ID: CUA50715
State ID: AZK6
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

On completion ofthis Diploma course you'll be well equipped to find employment as you'll have gained experience in running live briefs in addition tohaving developed advanced software skills.

At this level you will develop advancedtechniques in InDesign and Illustrator and use them to design annual reports, corporate identities, packaging and other press-ready artwork.
The Diploma also provides in-depth exposure to web design using WordPress, user interfaces, an introduction to game graphics using Unity and the current trend of UX Design (User Experience).

You will also learn 3D modelling using Trimble Sketchup to assist in visualising packaging, signage and concept art and bring them to life with Octane renderer.The Diploma course also gives you the opportunity tocontinueexplorations into concept development, creative thinking, online social media advertising and digital illustration using Corel Painter.

At this stage we usually run several live briefs with external clients, mainly not-for-profit organisations, to replicate real client experiences. From this exposure you will also learn about the business aspect of graphic design in the Business Cluster - client liaison, copyright/intellectual property, invoicing and networking.

The Diploma paves the way for the specialised Advanced Diploma course and students are expected to work at a certain level of autonomy at the Diploma level regarding research and time management. It is not uncommon for students at this level to gain employment in the industry. If this happens to you then please discuss workplace assessment or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) with your lecturer or course coordinator.

Please note, to apply for this course you must have completed the Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design) or Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts, or equivalent.

UNITS

Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Produce typographic solutionsCUAGRD503AWI94
Refine drawing and other visual representation toolsCUAACD501AWK27
Develop and extend design skills and practiceBSBDES403AUL36
Research visual communication history and theoryCUAGRD501AWI98
Create and manipulate graphicsCUAGRD504AWI93
Design and manipulate complex layoutsCUAGRD505AWI92
Produce graphic designs for 2D and 3D applicationsCUAGRD502AWI95
Present a body of own creative workCUAPPR503AWH23
Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needsCUAGRD506AWI91

Elective Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Originate and develop conceptsBSBCRT501AUI70
Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplaceCUAPHI513AWK02
Create advanced 3D digital modelsCUAANM401AWH58
Build a dynamic websiteICTWEB501AWK85
Plan social media engagementBSBMKG527AWF81
Create user interfacesCUADIG403AWJ33
Select and refine a specialised drawing techniqueCUAACD503AWK28
Capture images in response to a briefCUAPHI401AWH73
Refine 2D design ideas and processesCUAACD506AWK26
Provide freelance servicesCUAGRD506AWI91

Course description

On completion ofthis Diploma course you'll be well equipped to find employment as you'll have gained experience in running live briefs in addition tohaving developed advanced software skills.

At this level you will develop advancedtechniques in InDesign and Illustrator and use them to design annual reports, corporate identities, packaging and other press-ready artwork.
The Diploma also provides in-depth exposure to web design using WordPress, user interfaces, an introduction to game graphics using Unity and the current trend of UX Design (User Experience).

You will also learn 3D modelling using Trimble Sketchup to assist in visualising packaging, signage and concept art and bring them to life with Octane renderer.The Diploma course also gives you the opportunity tocontinueexplorations into concept development, creative thinking, online social media advertising and digital illustration using Corel Painter.

At this stage we usually run several live briefs with external clients, mainly not-for-profit organisations, to replicate real client experiences. From this exposure you will also learn about the business aspect of graphic design in the Business Cluster - client liaison, copyright/intellectual property, invoicing and networking.

The Diploma paves the way for the specialised Advanced Diploma course and students are expected to work at a certain level of autonomy at the Diploma level regarding research and time management. It is not uncommon for students at this level to gain employment in the industry. If this happens to you then please discuss workplace assessment or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) with your lecturer or course coordinator.

Please note, to apply for this course you must have completed the Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design) or Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts, or equivalent.

UNITS

Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Produce typographic solutionsCUAGRD503AWI94
Refine drawing and other visual representation toolsCUAACD501AWK27
Develop and extend design skills and practiceBSBDES403AUL36
Research visual communication history and theoryCUAGRD501AWI98
Create and manipulate graphicsCUAGRD504AWI93
Design and manipulate complex layoutsCUAGRD505AWI92
Produce graphic designs for 2D and 3D applicationsCUAGRD502AWI95
Present a body of own creative workCUAPPR503AWH23
Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needsCUAGRD506AWI91

Elective Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Originate and develop conceptsBSBCRT501AUI70
Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplaceCUAPHI513AWK02
Create advanced 3D digital modelsCUAANM401AWH58
Build a dynamic websiteICTWEB501AWK85
Plan social media engagementBSBMKG527AWF81
Create user interfacesCUADIG403AWJ33
Select and refine a specialised drawing techniqueCUAACD503AWK28
Capture images in response to a briefCUAPHI401AWH73
Refine 2D design ideas and processesCUAACD506AWK26
Provide freelance servicesCUAGRD506AWI91

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Regional TAFE

This qualification focuses on you starting your career in the Graphic Design industry. You will combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges.

Graphic designers work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media. At this level, you may end up working in junior or generalists roles, applying skills and knowledge relevant to areas from advertising and promotion, art direction, branding, corporate identity, instructional design, packaging, signage to web design. You will also be introduced to taking your first steps towards working freelance in the Graphic Design industry.

As well as providing an opportunity for gaining employment, this qualification also provides a pathway towards higher level learning at advanced diploma and degree qualifications.

This course is available to study online so you can make an application from anywhere in the South West.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Course description

This qualification focuses on you starting your career in the Graphic Design industry. You will combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges.

Graphic designers work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media. At this level, you may end up working in junior or generalists roles, applying skills and knowledge relevant to areas from advertising and promotion, art direction, branding, corporate identity, instructional design, packaging, signage to web design. You will also be introduced to taking your first steps towards working freelance in the Graphic Design industry.

As well as providing an opportunity for gaining employment, this qualification also provides a pathway towards higher level learning at advanced diploma and degree qualifications.

This course is available to study online so you can make an application from anywhere in the South West.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Campus locations

Course page link