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CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design

National ID: CUA50720 State ID: BGU2
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Complete this Diploma and you'll be well equipped to find employment with experience in running live briefs and advanced software skills

Study the Diploma of Graphic Design and 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, 2D motion graphics using After Effects 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 some Blender 3D. The Diploma course also gives you the opportunity to continue explorations into concept development, creative thinking, online social media advertising and digital illustration using our iPad and ProCreate lab.

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.

The Diploma paves the way for the Advanced Diploma, and at Diploma level it is expected that you will work at a certain level of autonomy regarding research and time management. It is not uncommon for students at this level to gain employment in the industry, where you have access to workplace assessment or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

  • Design, manipulate and produce graphic designs for 2D and 3D applications using a variety of software
  • Client liaison, copyright/intellectual property, invoicing and networking
  • Present a body of creative work
  • Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
  • Build dynamic websites
  • Provide freelance services

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

Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design) or Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts, or equivalent, or relevant industry experience.

Other job titles may include:

  • Web and Multimedia Design Assistant

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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Semester 1, 2022

Perth - On Campus

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Perth
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $5,558.40 $815.00 $6,373.40

*Fee disclaimers

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.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

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