Add to your palette of graphic design skills
The Advanced Diploma will make you ‘industry-ready’ and during the course you will develop a stunning portfolio which culminates in the end-of-year grad show. Our grad show is the highlight of the year and is attended by industry stakeholders, many of whom are alumni who are now leading the industry.
You can choose from two streams - User Experience Design or Illustration. This means that although everyone does the common core units there is the opportunity to specialise in electives. Our industry consultation outlines the demand for illustrative design as well as a more User Experience/ User Interface approach.
We integrate live briefs with real clients. An example of the high standard of work our students produce is our involvement with the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) where our students have won international awards and our participation in Award School. All students become members of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA), the industry’s leading body.
We also host the annual AGDA folio review where feedback is received from industry members on how to best structure your portfolio. In addition to this, we conduct industry visits and host guest speakers who shed light on the latest trends in our industry.
This course is demanding, but the rewards and satisfaction are great. Many of our graduates go on to enrol into a degrees in design and receive advanced standing at all WA universities. We have study pathways and agreements with Curtin University in particular, see the Further Study section below for details.
- Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
- Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
- Extend typographic design expertise
- Originate graphic designs for complex briefs
I have the following attributes:
- A strong visual focus and creative flair
- Able to think laterally and come up with creative solutions
- Able to work well under pressure
- Able to work to tight deadlines
Enrolment in the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design requires completion of the CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design, or equivalent industry experience. Submission of a portfolio may be required.
Other job titles may include:
- Packaging designer
- Advertising designer
- Illustrative designer
- Corporate designer
- Web and multimedia designer
- Graphic design assistant
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
North Metropolitan TAFE has an articulation agreement with Curtin University (1 MB) (PDF document) which means your Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design can give you up to 400 credits in Curtin's Bachelor of Design, Graphic Design Major.
Study options and next steps
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Semester 1, 2022
Perth - On Campus
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The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.
Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification. If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.
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