Arts & Design

Graphic Design & Printing

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Advanced Diploma Program in Graphic Design (Illustration)

  • Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA60315)
  • Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA50715)
Duration Up to 24 months Full Time
TAFE SA CodeCP00179
Course TypeComposite Course
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileGraphic and Multimedia DesignerGraphic and Multimedia Designer
FacultiesArts and Design
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Course Admission Requirements

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    Selection criteria is only used when there are more applicants for the course than places available. Applicants will be ranked in the following order:

    1. CSPA score

    Course Notes & Special Requirements

    • Please note that fees on this page are for the Advanced Diploma only. Please contact campus for Diploma fees.
    • Delivery of this course will commence at Adelaide College of the Arts from Semester 2, 2017.

    How to Apply

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    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Job role titles may include: Illustrator; 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.

    Skills Covered

    Advanced Diploma Program in Graphic Design (Illustration)
    This is a two-year study program, which incorporates both the Diploma of Graphic Design and Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design. All students complete a common core of subject topics and choose their area of specialisation by completing the Graphic Design, Digital Design or Illustration Stream. Students can exit after their first year of study at Diploma level. Core Subject Topics The core subject topics are delivered across all three streams and teach the foundation skills and knowledge of Graphic Design. Study topics include design foundations; computer graphics; design art and history; drawing and visual representation; typography; design studio; branding; and design business. Illustration Stream Subject Topics This stream is designed to develop a range of visual art skills and knowledge which are necessary in becoming a professional illustrator. Graduates will be skilled in both traditional and digital medias and emerging technologies. Students will produce project-based quality illustrations for varying industries including publishing, advertising, film and game.


    Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:

    QualificationTAFE SA CodeNational Code
    Advanced Diploma of Graphic DesignTP00928CUA60315
    Diploma of Graphic DesignTP00927CUA50715

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

    To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.