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Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design CUA60315

Enhance your graphic design skills with this industry-connected qualification. You’ll come away with the skills required to establish and negotiate a design brief, manage design realisation and extend your typographic design expertise.
CUA60315

 

Targeting the practical aspects and employability skills for the design industry, this program will interest those wishing to work as a:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist
  • Pre-press designer
  • Junior Art Director
  • Computer Finished Artist
  • Illustrator Layout artist
  • Packaging Designer

Course Structure

COURSE SUBJECTS

Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA60315)
7 Subjects

  • From Design Brief to Design
  • Typography 2
  • Managing Design and eBusiness
  • Observational Drawing
  • Design and the Environment
  • Graphic Projects for Business
  • Design Work Placement 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer

Students may be eligible to obtain credits for individual modules as a result of experience gained in employment in the relevant business fields or from previous training or education. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. Students may also be eligible for credit transfer for relevant units studied at an Australian Registered Training Organisation.

RPL and credit transfer policy for overseas students
RPL and credit transfer for domestic students

Mode of Delivery

Overseas students: All vocational courses are delivered face-to-face and with up to one third (⅓) delivered online. 

Please refer here for more information.

Domestic students: face-to-face, online and blended options available


Graphic Design students will require the following equipment and software:

• A functioning and monitored email address
• A modern computer (see specs below)
• Face-to-face students: Laptop
• Online students: Laptop or desktop
• Broadband internet access (300 kbps is a minimum requirement)
• A video capable device and/or a digital camera
• Access to a scanner/printer (minimum 1000+ DPI, A4 size)
• Sufficient IT skill sets to operate in an online environment

• Adobe CC; InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator Student price (Approx. $21.99 per month)
• Microsoft Office, Excel & Powerpoint or equivalent software (Approx. $199.00 one off payment)
• Relevant software to upload and download PDFs & videos


Sample Timetable

DAY DAY 1 DAY 2
08:30 - 12:30 Lecture Lecture
13:30 - 17:30 Studio workshop Studio workshop

Note

  • All subjects have a compulsory online component of 2 hours per subject

Assessment

All APC vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include short answer questions, studio projects, essays, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or
presentations.


Entry Requirements

Academic

Successful completion of the Diploma of Graphic Design (Course code: CUA50715) or equivalent qualification and submission of a design portfolio with 5-8 pieces of original creative work.

To enter this qualification, individuals must provide evidence of their technical skills and ability to:

• Apply visual communication history and theory to own professional practice
• Produce professional typography
solution
• 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)

OR

• Certificate III in Design Fundamentals or equivalent
qualification




Click here to download the our full portfolio guide.

English Level Required (Overseas students only)*

Successful completion of 10 weeks of General English at Upper Intermediate level (plus 80% attendance) at our sister school, English Unlimited, or at other approved providers or equivalent.

Check your English level here


APC Design School policies (Domestic students only)

APC Design School Access and Equity Policy
APC Design School VFH Statement of Tuition Assurance
APC Design School VSL Statement of Tuition Assurance
APC Design School Cancellation Refund and Re-credit Policy
APC Design School FEE-HELP Review Procedures for Re-crediting FEE-HELP Balances
APC Design School Privacy of Information Policy - External Policy
APC Design School Privacy of Information Policy - Internal Policy
APC Design School RPL and Credit Transfer Policy
APC Design School Student Complaints and Appeals Policy

Course Quick Facts


Course Length

4 terms (approximately 12 months)


Start Dates

2020

20 July *
12 October

*Gold Coast only

NOTE: Course and campus availability subject to demand. 

One term = 12 weeks (9 weeks study & 3 weeks course break. 
Please note the Christmas/New Year break is 7 weeks).


Fees

Course fees*: Total: $10,000 ($2,500 per term) 

Application fees:
Student visa holders - $250
Other visa holders - $200
Domestic students - $200

Domestic students
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