What will I learn?

This course is suited to individuals who wish to make a start in their graphic design career, have a strong creative flair for arts and visual communication and want to produce graphics in a commercial context.

Employment Outcomes

Graphic and multimedia designer

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA50715)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges. You will gain a sound understanding of design theory and practice and the ability to analyze and synthesize information from a range of sources to generate design solutions. This course integrates both print and digital media applications of design. Topics covered include Design Foundations; Adobe Creative Suite; Typography; Drawing for Design; Design History; Creative Thinking; Illustration; Design Studio; Branding Identity; and Web/ Interactive Design. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 9 core units and 10 elective units.

University Packaged Programs

If your goal is to achieve a bachelor degree in your chosen field of study, TAFE SA offers two different types of pathway to university - a University Packaged Program or Credit Transfer.

A University Packaged Program allows you to select the course and the university you wish to study at, before commencing your studies at TAFE SA.

This course is available as a University Packaged Program. This allows students to accept a joint packaged offer with a local South Australian University, and upon successful completion of TAFE SA qualification, the student is eligible for a guaranteed entry into a nominated University Program.

Which department am I in?

Arts and Design

CRICOS

090457K

Study options

Full Time (52 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$14,400.00 (7,70,878) per year
Average cost per semester (6 months): AUD $7,200
Start date

31 January 2022

Venue

Adelaide College of the Arts Campus

39 Light Square,

ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent.

Submission of a folio which provides evidence of your technical skills and ability to produce multiple examples of graphic design work that respond effectively to different design challenges, produce typography that supports the overall design solution and use graphic design industry software.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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