CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design
Diploma of Graphic Design
Course Code: CUA50720
CRICOS Code: 105826G
Delivery mode: Blended learning – 33% online and 67% face-to-face learning.
Course Duration: 78 weeks
Location: Sydney Campus
Average weekly pay
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Available employment opportunities
The Diploma of Graphic Design has been designed with a combination of technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges.
The course is underpinned by the application of design theory and practice and the ability to analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources to generate design solutions.
As a student of this course, you will learn to deliver engaging materials for every medium, from digital advertisements, which include 3D design, to print publications, brand packaging and billboards.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a variety of sectors within print and digital media, who will find employment in design and advertising agencies.
By undertaking this course, you will:
- Learn the necessary skills to confidently use industry-standard software (e.g., Adobe Suite)
- Know how to dissect and break down the project brief to understand the core challenges
- Work collaboratively with a team and/or clients
- Follow through a design process from initial proofs to final, publication-ready edits.
- Adopt a creative and technical mindset that is shaped for this field
- Create an industry-ready portfolio that is ready to showcase to future employers
As a graduate of this course, you will be equipped with the key theoretical, technical, and creative skills to transform any idea into reality. You will find work across a wide scope of industries, as well as design and advertising agencies, in roles such as:
• Web Designer
• Junior Art Director
• Brand and Identity Designer
• Magazine and Publishing Design
• Graphic Designer
|BSBMKG437||Create and optimise digital media|
|CUADIG304||Create visual design components|
|CUAGRD502||Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications|
|CUAGRD503||Produce typographic design solutions|
|CUAGRD514||Create and manipulate graphics|
|CUAGRD501||Research visual communication history and theory|
|BSBCRT512||Originate an develop concepts|
|BSBPEF501||Manage personal and professional development|
|CUAGRD516||Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs|
|CUADES511||Implement design solutions|
|CUAPPR513||Present a body of own creative work|
|CUADES413||Develop and extend design skills and practice|
|CUAGRD515||Design and manipulate complex layouts|
|BSBWHS501||Ensure a safe workplace for a work area|
|CUAACD531||Refine drawing and other visual representation tools|
|CUAACD522||Work with photomedia in creative practice|
|BSBMKG551||Create multiplatform advertisements for mass media|
|CUAPHI523||Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace|
|BSBCRT413||Collaborate in creative processes|
Every student will have an initial interview to assess their individual learning needs and their language, literacy and numeracy skills.
• Completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent
• IELTS 5.5 English language equivalence if a non-native English speaker
• Be aged over 17 for Domestic Students and over 18 for International Students.
Further Entry Requirements:
To study this qualification, individuals must provide evidence of their technical skills and ability to:
• Produce multiple examples of graphic design work that respond effectively to different design challenges.
• Produce typography that supports the overall design solution.
• Use graphic design industry software.
Skills may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study.
Blended learning – 33% online and 67% face-to-face learning.
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