The Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design will allow you to combine your technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges.
You will further develop your design practice plus gain crucial training in the business of graphic design and how to effectively present your work.
The course reflects the role of graphic designers who have a command of wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills and knowledge in visual communication.
These skills allow you to conceive, negotiate and realise design concepts for complex projects, using sophisticated communication, organisational and project management skills.
Graphic designers work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media.
Briefs include, or have links to, areas such as advertising and promotion, art direction, branding, corporate identity, instructional design, packaging, signage and UX and UI design.
In this course, you will also work on industry briefs, enter competitions, attend design industry events, and have access to professionals from the graphic design industry.
Our experienced and supportive staff are drawn from industry and students study in our outstanding facilities using the latest software and equipment.
To receive this qualification you must complete seven core units and eight elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
Manage design realisation
Engage in the business of graphic design
Extend typographic design expertise
Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business
Develop graphic designs for packaging
Originate graphic designs for complex briefs
Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
Design digital simulations
Develop graphic designs for branding and identity
Develop professional illustrations
Originate a body of independent creative work
Publicly present a body of own creative work
Successful completion of the Diploma of Graphic Design and/or equivalent industry
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
On completion you will receive the CUA60315 Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design.
Talk to our educators about further study pathways.
- Freelance designer
- Graphic designer
How to apply
APPLY VIA AGENT
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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