CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design

Equip the Necessary Skills to Become a Qualified Graphic Designer or Graphic Operator

Craft stunning visuals and brand identities with the CUA50720 Diploma in Graphic Design. A course you can take to excel in the digital art industry.

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Study for a minimum of 15 hours per week to complete modules in 24 months.
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Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Assistant Web/Digital Designer 
  • Graphic Designer 
  • Graphic Operator 
  • Junior Graphic Designer 
  • Junior Mac Operator 
  • Package Designer

Course Fees Include

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Open Colleges (OC) | RTO #90796

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Course Entry Requirements

This course does not require specific formal education qualifications. However, you must be a minimum of 18 years old to enrol. Please note that this course is not open to student visa holders. For personalised assistance and more information, please enquire now.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The course provider values the diverse skills and expertise you may have gained from various sources. These experiences can be acknowledged through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. For a more comprehensive understanding of the RPL procedure or to discuss your RPL options, please enquire now.

Technical Requirements

The specific device requirements for a graphic design course can vary, but generally, you will need a computer with adequate specifications. Most graphic design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.), runs on both Windows and macOS operating systems. Therefore, you can choose a computer that suits your preferences. It's recommended to have a computer with a decent processor, sufficient RAM, and ample storage space. Additionally, having a graphics tablet can be beneficial for more precise digital drawing and illustration work.

Do I Have to Pay Additional for the Adobe Creative Suite?

Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is not typically free for students. However, Adobe offers special pricing and discounts for students and educators through its Adobe Creative Cloud for Education program. This program provides access to the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud applications at a discounted rate. 

To take advantage of student pricing, you usually need to provide proof of your enrolment in Open Colleges, such as a valid student ID or enrolment confirmation. It's recommended to visit the Adobe website or contact Adobe customer support for the most up-to-date information on student pricing and eligibility.

About The Course

From Creative Vision to Career Reality: Start with a Diploma in Graphic Design

Do you envision a career where your artistic ideas shape the visual world? Are you intrigued by the prospect of bringing brands to life through design? Is the digital canvas calling for your creative touch? If the idea of creating stunning visual designs and giving life and personality to brands, then the nationally recognised CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design is the perfect course to help you harness the necessary skills and knowledge to stand out in the digital art industry.

This comprehensive diploma course encompasses every essential aspect of graphic design. The course units are thoughtfully curated to provide a comprehensive learning experience. You'll start with the fundamentals of design and typography, learning to create visually appealing and effective designs. The journey continues with digital design, where you'll master the tools and techniques to bring your ideas to life in the digital realm. In-depth modules on drawing and photo imaging will refine your skills in visual communication, enhancing your ability to tell stories through images. Additional units like 'Develop and Extend Design Skills and Practice,' 'Refine Drawing and Other Visual Representation Tools,' and 'Produce Graphic Designs for 2-D and 3-D Applications' ensure that you gain a well-rounded skill set that is highly valued in the industry.

Upon completing this course, a spectrum of career opportunities awaits you where you will be equipped with specialised skills and confidence to pursue roles such as Graphic Designer, Digital Designer, Brand and Identity Designer, or even stepping into the exciting realm of freelance design. Take the first step towards a career that blends creativity with innovation. Enquire about the Diploma of Graphic Design today and embark on a journey that unleashes your artistic potential!


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