Graphic Design Pathway ProgramProvided by Open Colleges
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This course is designed for people looking to become a graphic designer. This course includes the entry-level Graphic Design Essentials with the Diploma of Graphic Design.
During the course you will cover all the basics which include: typography, image, colour and tools, moving on to discover client briefs, advanced digital design, technical skills and creative practice.
A nationally recognised course catering to the requirements of our time, it includes user experience, digital design, and company branding and identity.
A great attribute of this course is that you will build a portfolio of work as you progress through the course that shows off your knowledge and skill, which is so important when it comes to gaining employment in the field of graphic design.
This course also offers a module called ‘Your own practice’ which exposes you to competing in a digital world and gives you the skills to market yourself and your work.
Enrolling in this course gives you a membership with AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association which is A valuable avenue to pursue job opportunites and industry information.
This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of North Coast TAFE.
Course Quick Look
- Awarded By:
- Open Colleges
- Study Mode:
- 27 months
- Nationally Recognised:
You will complete the Graphic Design Essentials first and then progress to the Diploma of Graphic Design.
Graphic Design Essentials
Graphic Design Essentials
- Elements and principles of design
- Colour theory
- The design process
- The design brief
- Digital Design - Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Module 1: Typograghy
Produce typographic design solutions
Module 2: Create and manipulate graphics
Create and manipulate graphics
Module 3: Colour
Integrate colour theory and design processes
Module 4: Research and visual communication
Research visual communication history and theory
Module 5: Drawing and illustration
Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
Develop and refine illustrative work
Module 6: Branding and identity
Develop graphic designs for branding and identity
Design and manipulate complex layouts
Module 7: Print and packaging
Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
Prepare digital images for pre-press processing
Module 8: Design briefs
Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
Create mass print media advertisements
Work with photomedia in creative practice
Module 9: Digital design and User Experience (UX)
Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
Module 10: Your design practice
Develop and extend design skills and practice
Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
Provide freelance services
Present a body of own creative work