Design Fundamentals

Certificate III

National Code: CUA30715

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About the course

Course Number: CUA30715-01V01

Are you looking to delve into the world of design, but need a solid foundation of guiding principles? The Certificate III in Design Fundamentals course is the learning pathway that you need. You will learn how to follow a design process, explore the use of colour, do creative design in 2D and 3D forms, source and apply design industry knowledge, understand the WHS process and produce drawings that communicate your creative ideas. You'll choose electives from areas like graphic design, photo imaging, art, craft and design, digital media, fashion design, visual communication, and writing, depending on your specific interests and career goals. The Certificate III in Design Fundamentals will allow you to progress towards in-depth courses such as the Certificate IV in Design, Diploma in Design or Bachelor of Design, as well as providing an excellent basis for seeking work in a wide range of design industry areas.

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Offered on 7 campuses


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