Full Time: 1 year
, Part Time: 2 years
The 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 gain strong technical skills, develop a sound understanding of design theory and practice, and be able to analyse and synthesize information from a range of sources to generate design solutions.
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.
Throughout this course, you will also be introduced to industry briefs, have exciting opportunities to 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.
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,
Originate and develop concepts
Design digital applications
Prepare digital images for pre-press processing
Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
Research visual communication history and theory
Create and manipulate graphics
Create mass electronic media advertisements
Implement design solutions
Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Work with photomedia in creative practice
Develop and extend design skills and practice
Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
Produce typographic design solutions
Design and manipulate complex layouts
Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
Present a body of own creative work
Create mass print media advertisements
Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent including passes in Art and Design and
preferably some relevant work experience.Students will need to present a digital folio as part of the entry requirements.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore
less than 5.5.
Students who do not meet the entry requirements for this course may undertake the Certificate IV in Design. Satisfactory completion of the Certificate IV in Design provides guaranteed entry to the Diploma of Graphic Design.
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, students will receive the Diploma of Graphic Design.
The conceptual and theoretical content in this qualification also supports learning at higher levels. Graduates may engage in further learning in vocational and higher education through Advanced Diploma and Degree qualifications in graphic design and broader areas of practice, such as digital media or other design disciplines.
- Freelance designer
- Junior graphic designer
- Production assistant
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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