CUA60320 – Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
CRICOS code: 106211H
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This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills in visual communication to conceive, negotiate and realise design solutions. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of visual communication and design theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Application of advanced communication, organisational and project management skills are also required.
Practitioners at this level may work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media environments. The job roles that relate to this qualification include Graphic Designer and Junior Art Director. It may also provide a pathway to Studio Manager and other studio agency or inhouse roles, as well as developing skills to commence own business or work as a freelance graphic designer.
POSSIBLE CAREER OUTCOMES
✔ Graphic designer
✔ Freelance designer
The CUA60320 – Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design comprises a total of 15 units, including 6 core unit and 9 electives.
✔ CUADES512 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
✔ CUADES611 Manage design realisation
✔ CUAGRD603 Extend typographic design expertise
✔ CUAGRD611 Engage in the business of graphic design
✔ CUAGRD612 Originate graphic designs for complex briefs
✔ CUAPPR612 Collaborate in professional creative projects
✔ CUAPPR514 – Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
✔ CUAGRD617 – Develop graphic designs for branding and identity
✔ BSBCRT512 – Originate and develop concepts
✔ BSBMKG551 – Create Multiplatform Advertisements for Mass Media
✔ CUAACD522 – Work with photomedia in creative practice
✔ BSBMKG546 – Develop Social Media Engagement Plans
✔ CUADIG413 – Create user interfaces
✔ CUAGRD616 – Develop graphic designs for packaging
✔ ICTDMT404 – Create Visual Design Components for Digital Media
The CUA60320 – Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design will be delivered over 60 academic weeks and with 18 holiday weeks, totaling 78 weeks of enrolment.
To be accepted to this course, individuals must provide evidence of their ability to:
- produce professional typography that demonstrates application of visual communication history and theory
- produce graphic designs for two-dimensional and three-dimensional applications
- create and manipulate graphics and design complex publication layouts.
Skills and knowledge may have been acquired through graphic design work experience or through formal study.
✔ Students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of course commencement
✔ Students need to show English test results of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
✔ All students require a laptop computer for in-class and distance studies
✔ An Adobe licence is required for the duration of the full course.
✔ Gold Coast: 1/37 Connor St, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
✔ Sunshine Coast: 3c/66 Jessica Blvd, Minyama QLD 4575
FEES & INTAKE DATES
✔ For course-related fees please visit our price list or contact us directly
✔ Intake dates are on the first week of each unit.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
Course Credit may be given either through credit transfer or the thorough application of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
If you have valid experience in the proposed qualification and you wish for it to be recognised, please discuss this prior to or during enrolment, as any recognition may affect your course duration and the length of your student visa.
BROCHURE & ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design – Calendar 2021-2022
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design – Calendar 2023
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design – Calendar 2024
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design – Calendar 2025
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