CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design
Develop advanced software skills and get experience in running live briefs
You'll develop advanced techniques in InDesign and Illustrator and use them to design press-ready artwork and learn 3D modelling. You'll also get in-depth exposure to web design, user interfaces, an introduction to game graphics and the current trend of UX Design .
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 and Squarespace platforms, user interfaces and app development using Figma, 2D motion graphics using After Effects and the current trend of UX/UI 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 Blender 3D and Adobe Stager.
The Diploma course also gives you the opportunity to continue more advanced 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 in the freelance cluster of units.
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
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Semester 1, 2024
(Tuition fee* $5,558.40 + Resource fee $910.00 )
The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. 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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|Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
|Design and manipulate complex layouts
|Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
|Present a body of own creative work
|Develop and extend design skills and practice
|Research visual communication history and theory
|Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
|Produce typographic design solutions
|Create and manipulate graphics
|Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace
|Capture images in response to a brief
|Provide freelance services
|Originate and develop concepts
|Develop social media engagement plans
|Create user interfaces
|Design specifications for animation and digital visual effects
|Create advanced 3D digital models
|Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
|Build dynamic websites
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