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International Course Info

Course code:

CUA50715

Course fee:

A$13,240

Duration

1 Year

OVERVIEW

This qualification will give you a strong grounding in graphic design skills, as well as an education in a broad range of traditional and digital illustration techniques. You can apply visual problem solving and conceptual development skills to the creation of storyboards, illustrations in technical, architectural, fashion and commercial fields for end uses such as advertising, publications and/or print media, children's books; development of digital graphics for the web, television, film industries and the graphic novel.

To enter this qualification you will need to show evidence of technical skill and an ability to use graphic design software. These skills and knowledge may have been gained through personal or work experience or through completion of formal study.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

On successful completion, you will have developed the skills and knowledge required for employment as an entry level graphic designer/illustrator, creating work in such areas as advertising and print publication, web graphics, children's books, graphic novels and the film and television industry.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

STARTING DATES, COURSE FEES AND LOCATIONS

From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from over 50 campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network, socialise and just chill out.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

2021

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Design Centre Enmore Feb , Jul A$13,240

2022

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Design Centre Enmore Feb , Jul A$13,240

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

To receive this course students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.

  • Packaging Rules Total number of units = 19
  • 9 core units plus 10 elective units
  • Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.
  • Core Units
  • BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
  • CUAGRD501 Research visual communication history and theory
  • CUAGRD502 Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
  • CUAGRD503 Produce typographic design solutions
  • CUAGRD504 Create and manipulate graphics
  • CUAGRD505 Design and manipulate complex layouts
  • CUAGRD506 Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
  • CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
  • BSBDES501 Implement design solutions
  • CUAACD502 Create observational drawings
  • CUAACD503 Select and refine a specialised drawing technique
  • CUAACD504 Research and apply light and colour
  • CUAACD506 Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
  • CUAACD507 Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
  • CUADIG509 Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
  • CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work
  • CUAILL501 Develop professional illustrations
  • CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields

KEEP LEARNING WITH TAFE NSW

From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.

STUDY PATHWAYS

Graduates may engage in further learning in vocational education through the CUA60315A Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design, higher education qualifications in graphic design and broader areas of practice, such as digital media or other design disciplines.

STUDY PACKAGES

Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.


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