Find out more about Graphic Design Pathway from Open Colleges
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Do you want to become a Graphic Designer, but don’t have any experience? The Graphic Design Pathway Program by Open Colleges is the right course for you. This course combines the entry-level Graphic Design Essentials short course with the Diploma of Graphic Design.
The course is suitable for those with little to zero experience, but who want to kickstart a career as a Graphic Designer. Perfect for those without a portfolio, you will develop one as part of the course.
Please find a full list of units covered in this course further below.
Upon completion of this course, you will be issued a CUA50720 Graphic Design Pathway by Open Colleges (RTO: 90796).
Enquire now to find out more.
Mandatory Local Entry Requirements
Students need to be able to demonstrate and/or provide evidence of their graphic design skills and ability. Students need to be able to:
Successful completion of D0121 Graphic Design Essentials will provide you with the knowledge and skills to meet this entry requirement.
If you already have knowledge and skills (from working or prior education) then you may be eligible to enrol directly in CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design and you should speak with an Enrolment Consultant about the direct entry requirements.
Recommended Local Entry Requirements
To successfully complete this course, students will require the following basic computing skills on enrolment. This includes:
It is also highly desirable that entrants have:
It is recommended that a student achieves the following ACSF levels to successfully complete this course and be able to learn effectively in a self-paced online environment:
If the student is still concerned about whether they have the skills to complete the course, they will be referred to Admissions as part of the enrolment process to complete a formal LLN assessment through BKSB. If the student does not achieve the recommended ACSF levels, their application will be sent to the Education Manager to determine if Open Colleges has the required level of support services available to support the needs of the student. In some cases, the student may be referred to an external provider such as their local TAFE to complete additional foundation skills training before being enrolled into the course.
You will need to be at least 18 years old.
This course requires you to have access to a specific tools, equipment, and resources.
Software Requirement (This is Mandatory Material)
This course requires the use of design industry software.
You will need access to the Adobe Creative Suite, which can be purchased on subscription through the Adobe Creative Cloud (ACC).
The ACC subscription is not included in the course fee. Student subscriptions are available at a reduced price.
Refer to the Adobe website for current pricing.
There are also computer and networking requirements. Enquire now to find out more.
You will complete the Graphic Design Essentials short course first, and then progress to the Diploma of Graphic Design. You will not get access to the CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design until you have completed Graphic Design Essentials.
Graphic Design Essentials
NB: The Graphic Design Essentials section of the Graphic Design Pathway Program is non-accredited training.
CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design
Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.
|CUAGRD503||Produce typographic design solutions|
|CUAGRD514||Create and manipulate graphics|
|CUAACD411||Integrate colour theory and design processes|
|CUAGRD501||Research visual communication history and theory|
|CUAACD531||Refine drawing and other visual representation tools|
|CUAILL401||Develop and refine illustrative work|
|CUAGRD617||Develop graphic designs for branding and identity|
|CUAGRD515||Design and manipulate complex layouts|
|CUAGRD502||Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications|
|CUAPHI524||Prepare digital images for pre-press processing|
|CUADES512||Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief|
|BSBMKG551||Create multiplatform advertisements for mass media|
|CUAACD522||Work with photomedia in creative practice|
|CUADIG519||Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art|
|CUAIND412||Provide freelance services|
|CUAGRD516||Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs|
|CUADES413||Develop and extend design skills and practice|
|CUAPPR513||Present a body of own creative work|
PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run Registered Training Organisation (RTO), not government-run like a TAFE. Therefore, Open Colleges cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.
Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.
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