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Course Number: CUA50715-01V01
Are you a natural creative thinker with artistic flair? Our nationally recognised Diploma of Graphic Design is taught by teachers with real industry experience, who will help you find your creative niche in the graphic design landscape.
This course will teach you the concepts of graphic design and its application in the contemporary design world. You will learn how to use skills, tools and processes to produce visual communication through creative graphic images for print reproduction and digital media. You will learn to apply design theory using applications, including the Adobe Creative Suite, to produce creative design solutions that answer client design briefs. You will learn practical skills, including technical and conceptual design, producing finished art; the impact of colour on design dimensions; typography; graphic design skills; layout techniques; folio presentation; and more.
Diploma of Graphic Design graduates will have the skills to work as Junior Graphic Designers, or may choose to continue their studies and complete the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design.
Offered on 3 campuses
To enter this qualification, individuals must provide evidence of their technical skills and ability to:
- produce multiple examples of graphic design work that respond effectively to different design challenges
- produce typography that supports the overall design solution
- use graphic design industry software
Skills may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study.
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.
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