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Diploma of Graphic Design

National ID: CUA50715 | State ID: AZK6

 

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

At this level you will develop advanced techniques 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 to continue explorations 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.

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Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III
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Graphic Design Assistant, Web and Multimedia Design Assistant. After completing NMT's Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design you'll be fully equipped with the skills needed to work as a Graphic Designer.

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Where Northbridge Building 6
Duration 1 year (2 semesters) after completion of the Certificate IV.
HowFull-Time
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

 

International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

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Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Create and manipulate graphicsCUAGRD504AWI93
Design and manipulate complex layoutsCUAGRD505AWI92
Develop and extend design skills and practiceBSBDES403AUL36
Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needsCUAGRD506AWI91
Present a body of own creative workCUAPPR503AWH23
Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applicationsCUAGRD502AWI95
Produce typographic design solutionsCUAGRD503AWI94
Refine drawing and other visual representation toolsCUAACD501AWK27
Research visual communication history and theoryCUAGRD501AWI98
Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Build and launch a small business websiteSITXEBS003AWQ59
Create mass print media advertisementsBSBADV509AUK31
Create user interfacesCUADIG403AWJ33
Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplaceCUAPHI513AWH58
Implement design solutionsBSBDES501AUK32
Originate and develop conceptsBSBCRT501AUI70
Provide freelance servicesCUAIND402AWI72
Refine 2-D design ideas and processesCUAACD506AWK26
Research and apply light and colourCUAACD504AWK25
Select and refine a specialised drawing techniqueCUAACD503AWK28
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Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

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To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

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To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

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