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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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Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Produce typographic solutions CUAGRD503 AWI94
Refine drawing and other visual representation tools CUAACD501 AWK27
Develop and extend design skills and practice BSBDES403 AUL36
Research visual communication history and theory CUAGRD501 AWI98
Create and manipulate graphics CUAGRD504  AWI93
Design and manipulate complex layouts CUAGRD505 AWI92
Produce graphic designs for 2D and 3D applications CUAGRD502  AWI95 
Present a body of own creative work CUAPPR503 AWH23 
Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs CUAGRD506 AWI91 

Elective Units 

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Originate and develop concepts BSBCRT501 AUI70
Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace CUAPHI513 AWK02 
Create advanced 3D digital models CUAANM401  AWH58 
Build a dynamic website  ICTWEB501 AWK85
Plan social media engagement BSBMKG527 AWF81 
Create user interfaces CUADIG403 AWJ33
Select and refine a specialised drawing technique CUAACD503 AWK28
Capture images in response to a brief CUAPHI401 AWH73 
Refine 2D design ideas and processes CUAACD506  AWK26
Provide freelance services  CUAGRD506 AWI91

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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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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.

 

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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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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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