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Diploma of Graphic Design

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This practical diploma qualification exposes you to colour theory and conceptual design. It equips you to solve creative problems for clients and apply design theory through software.

There are multiple ways to study Diploma of Graphic Design with Open Colleges

  • $6,480*

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    • Self paced (2 years)

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  • $8,100*

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    • Anytime

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How it works

Entry Requirements
Check with Provider, 18 years old, Computer and internet access, Language literacy and numeracy, Basic computer skills

One, some or all of these entry requirements must be met. Check with the provider before enrolling.

Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Coursework, assessment

Course Overview

By completing this qualification successfully you’ll acquire skills and knowledge that prepare you for employment in one of the roles listed below.
  • Graphic Designer

Course Content

To obtain a Diploma of Graphic Design with Open Colleges, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 19 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

9 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Develop and extend design skills and practice
    BSBDES403

  • Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
    CUAACD501

  • Research visual communication history and theory
    CUAGRD501

  • Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
    CUAGRD502

  • Produce typographic design solutions
    CUAGRD503

  • Create and manipulate graphics
    CUAGRD504

  • Design and manipulate complex layouts
    CUAGRD505

  • Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
    CUAGRD506

  • Present a body of own creative work
    CUAPPR503

Elective Units

10 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Create mass print media advertisements
    BSBADV509

  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
    BSBDES502

  • Integrate colour theory and design processes
    CUAACD401

  • Work with photomedia in creative practice
    CUAACD512

  • Design interaction
    CUADIG506

  • Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
    CUADIG509

  • Develop graphic designs for branding and identity
    CUAGRD607

  • Develop and refine illustrative work
    CUAILL401

  • Provide freelance services
    CUAIND402

  • Prepare digital images for pre-press processing
    CUAPHI514

Course Provider

Open Colleges has been delivering quality education for over 100 years. During this time, we have honed our unique learning model to become Australia’s leader in online learning. We’ve achieved this by continuously evolving our approach to meet the needs of our learners by offering flexible, accessible, affordable and supportive courses.

So far, we’ve have helped over 700,000 people gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers. All of us at Open Colleges put the student at the centre of everything we do, whether that’s helping you find the right course, designing a new course, making improvements to our online campus or giving you the support you need to reach your goals.

Registered
2002
Courses
50
Provider Type
Private
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