This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
This online Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA50715) from North Coast TAFE, delivered by Open Colleges, will equip you with all the skills you need to pursue a career in design.
Learn how to effectively employ a range of visual communication techniques in line with a design brief, hone your ability to strategise creative concepts, gain the technical skills required to operate design software and discover how to engage professionally with clients within a business environment.
Students are guided through this comprehensive program by practising designers, and will graduate job-ready with a portfolio of works created throughout the course.
In order to apply for entry into this course, you must meet the following criteria:
Be at least 18 years of age; AND
Complete two graphic design tasks using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and/or Photoshop
Students must also have access to Adobe Creative Suite software and a digital camera or mobile phone with camera.
Areas of study
In this graphic design course, the units of competency you may study include:
CUAGRD503 - Produce typographic design solutions
CUAGRD504 - Create and manipulate graphics
CUAACD401 - Integrate colour theory and design processes
CUAGRD501 - Research visual communication history and theory
CUAACD501 - Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAILL401 - Develop and refine illustrative work
CUAGRD607 - Develop graphic designs for branding and identity
CUAGRD50 - Design and manipulate complex layouts
CUAGRD502 - Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
CUAPHI514 - Prepare digital images for pre-press processing
BSBDES502 - Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
BSBADV509 - Create mass print media advertisements
CUAACD512 - Work with photomedia in creative practice
CUADIG509 - Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
CUADIG506 - Design interaction
BSBDES403 - Develop and extend design skills and practice
CUAGRD506 - Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA50715) from North Coast TAFE.
Graduates of this online graphic design program can expect to work in a broad range of media environments, including TV, advertising, brand strategy, digital, web, corporate and exhibition design. Your broad-ranging skill set will see you equipped to fulfil roles such as graphic designer/artist or illustrator within any of these settings, or to pursue freelance work as a self-employed designer.
RTO 90796 Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.