CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design

Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Code: CUA50720
CRICOS Code: 105826G
Delivery mode: Blended learning; 33% online and 67% Interactive e-learning due to Covid-19
Course Duration: 78 weeks
Location: Sydney Campus




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Are you looking to turn your passion into a career?

This course has been designed to deepen your creative and technical skills by honing in on your creative mindset to create design ideas that are not only engaging, but also provide communicative solutions to a range of visual communication challenges in any industry.

Exploring the history, core principles and the human psychology of graphic design, this course will deepen your understanding on the visuals that surround us and the stories they are telling.

Throughout the course, you will develop your understanding of the design process within a business environment and explore the fundamental skills of design and layout, typography, and the importance of brand identity through visual representation. 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.

  • It is an essential skill that is prevalent globally.  
  • You can take this skill with you anywhere and everywhere 
  • You have the freedom to express yourself artistically and creatively.  

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 
  • Illustrator 
  • Brand and Identity Designer 
  • Advertising 
  • Magazine and Publishing Design 
  • Graphic Designer 
BSBMKG437 Create and optimise digital media
CUADIG304Create visual design components
CUAGRD502Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
CUAGRD503Produce typographic design solutions
CUAGRD514Create and manipulate graphics
CUAGRD501Research visual communication history and theory
BSBCRT512Originate an develop concepts
BSBPEF501Manage personal and professional development
CUAGRD516Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
CUADES511Implement design solutions
CUAPPR513Present a body of own creative work
CUADES413Develop and extend design skills and practice
CUAGRD515Design and manipulate complex layouts
BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
CUAACD531Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAACD522Work with photomedia in creative practice
BSBMKG551Create multiplatform advertisements for mass media
CUAPHI523Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace
BSBCRT413Collaborate in creative processes

To enter 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.

Student should also meet general entry requirements as following:

  • Completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent;

  • IELTS 5.5 English language equivalence if a non-native English speaker;

  • Be aged over 18

Blended learning; 33% online and 67% Interactive e-learning due to Covid-19


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