The Gordon

Diploma of Graphic Design

CUA50715

Geelong

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 The Gordon

  • $4,945*

    + $1,075 fees

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  • Gov. subsidised (VIC)

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Geelong

    • February 2017

    • Full time (12 months)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months)

  • $9,245*

    + $1,075 fees

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  • Full price

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • Geelong

    • February 2017

    • Full time (12 months)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months)

*Verified January 14, 2017. Prices and fees are advertised by the provider and may be estimates only. Prices and fees can vary or change. Please check with the provider before enrolling. To learn more, read our editorial policy.

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How it works

Entry Requirements
Year 12, Interview, Portfolio

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
Work Placement
Yes

Course Overview

If you are creative, enjoy variety and developing new designs for a range of purposes, then our popular graphic design course is for you.

This hands-on program taught by practising industry professionals will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to begin your graphic design career.

Learn to produce creative and relevant design works in corporate design, illustration, freelance design and commercial printing.

The course develops your technical, creative and conceptual skills to create design solutions for a range of client requirements and visual communication challenges. You’ll also gain a thorough understanding of design theory and practice, and analyse and combine information from a range of sources to generate graphic solutions.

The course also includes a practical work placement along with real work experiences to enhance your portfolio and career opportunities.

  • Graphic Designer

Course Content

To obtain a Diploma of Graphic Design with The Gordon, 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.

  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
    BSBCRT301A

  • Develop and extend design skills and practice
    BSBDES403A

  • Use and respect copyright
    BSBIPR401A

  • Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
    CUVACD501A

  • Create observational drawings
    CUVACD502A

  • Select and refine a specialised drawing technique
    CUVACD503A

  • Work with photomedia in creative practice
    CUVACD512A

  • Research visual communication history and theory
    CUVGRD501A

  • Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
    CUVGRD502A

  • Produce typographic design solutions
    CUVGRD503A

  • Create and manipulate graphics
    CUVGRD504A

  • Design and manipulate complex layouts
    CUVGRD505A

  • Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
    CUVGRD506A

  • Prepare digital images for pre-press processing
    CUVPHI530A

  • Realise a body of creative work
    CUVPRP501A

  • Present a body of own creative work
    CUVPRP503A

Course Provider

The Gordon is an icon in Geelong and has solid strategies, priorities and directions to continue its proud tradition and history of great success. In 2010 The Gordon was awarded the Large Training Provider of the Year at the Victorian Training Awards.

Registered
1996
Courses
272
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

No Restrictions