CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design Course summary

CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design
Classroom based - Full time South Bank
Course summary
TAFE Queensland Brisbane
South Bank : Classroom based - Full time : Starts on 27-01-2015
Full fee: $16,000
Careers: Graphic Designer, Web Design, Design, Engineering, Science And Transport
Professionals, Digital Artist, Web Designer, Web Page Designer
Outcome: Diploma
Colour, composition, communicate, connect, create – if these are your buzz words, then a career in digital design
and IT is for you. Become a graphic or web designer, illustrator, animator, video and game developer or create
online content for the next Smartphone app. The choice is yours when you enrol in one of our courses. You will
learn job-ready skills that will bring you to the cutting-edge of this ever-evolving field.
Course details
Master one of today's most in-demand professions! Incorporating Cert IV in Design, our Diploma of Graphic Design
offers you experience in the exciting world of graphic design, digital arts and visual communications. You will
expand on your creative talents through practical exercises in design, pre-press, web development, multimedia,
photography, production, interpretation of briefs, branding, marketing and client/project management.
This course offers a laboratory of high-end Mac graphic workstations using industry standard Adobe software
including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat and InDesign. You will also have access to commercialgrade photography and drawing/illustration studios. During the course, you will work on a number of web design,
DVD and branding projects that will add to a professional digital and hard copy portfolio.
Build a strong base of skills and knowledge in the theoretical, technical and creative aspects of graphic design
colour theory;
design and composition;
digital image enhancement and manipulation;
video production and editing;
manual layouts;
drawing and illustration skills;
desktop publishing and print processing;
web page design;
digital photography;
freelance business skills.
To enrol directly with us, simply call 13 72 48.
If you are applying to QTAC for a January or July intake, please use the following codes:
Full Fee - QTAC Code 555146 (January Intake)
Please read the TAFE Queensland rules prior to enrolment.
Articulation Options
The Diploma of Graphic Design is available as a single qualification only.
Additional University Pathway Options
Credit towards the following degree programs is available to graduates of the Diploma. Students must apply for
University entry through QTAC, and on admission they can then apply to the University for pre-negotiated
academic credits of up to 12 months.
• Bachelor of Design, Griffith University
• Bachelor of Fine Arts (Interactive and Visual Design), Queensland University of Technology
Diploma graduates will receive a minimum Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) of 82 (OP equivalent 10). QUT and
Griffith University will give 5 bonus rank points bringing a graduate's TER to 87 (OP equivalent 8).
This qualification is eligible for the Commonwealth VET FEE-HELP loan scheme.
Check out which financial support option is right for you.
You might be eligible for recognition of prior learning.
Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is
subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments, appropriate
accreditation and registration requirements.
For FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP eligible courses, the unit fees are charged according to the study period in
which the unit commences. The fee schedule outlines unit fees and census dates applicable per semester of
Career prospects:
Graphic Designer
Web Designer
Digital Artist
Hours of study:
Full-time 12 months.
We have two major intakes in February and July. If you are interested in starting a qualification outside of these
times, please call 13 72 48 for more info.
Entry requirements
Recommended entry requirements are indicative of a participant's success in the course.
School leavers must have completed Year 12 or equivalent (pass standard in English and Art);
Submit a folio/interview;
Have relevant industry experience/employment.
Ideally, you will need to have a reasonable working knowledge of the PC Windows or Mac environment. Both
platforms are used, however the industry standard is the Mac platform.
Required computer literacy skills include:
Being able to logically organise work files in directories or computer files;
Knowing how to make a file, save a file, and find it again;
Using the internet to find information, send emails, open and save attachments and pictures;
Simple text skills - for example, typing up an assignment with basic formatting and printing it out;
Resolve minor application problems through the use of the help menu.
CUVGRD504A Create and manipulate graphics (Core)
CUVGRD505A Design and manipulate complex layouts (Core)
BSBDES403A Develop and extend design skills and practice (Core)
CUVGRD506A Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs (Core)
CUVPRP503A Present a body of own creative work (Core)
CUVGRD502A Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications (Core)
CUVGRD503A Produce typographic design solutions (Core)
CUVACD501A Refine drawing and other visual representation tools (Core)
CUVGRD501A Research visual communication history and theory (Core)
SITXICT001A Build and launch a website for a small business (Elective)
CUFDIG403A Create user interfaces (Elective)
CUFDIG304A Create visual design components (Elective)
CUFDIG502A Design web environments (Elective)
BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills (Elective)
BSBDES501A Implement design solutions (Elective)
BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief (Elective)
BSBCRT501A Originate and develop concepts (Elective)
CUVILL401A Research and apply techniques for illustrative work (Elective)
CUVACD512A Work with photomedia in creative practice (Elective)
There may be one or more elective competencies, these may differ between TAFE regions. Please contact the
region for more information.
Last updated on 5 November 2014