Course Notes & Special Requirements
- Please note that fees listed 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
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
Job role titles may include: Web Designer; 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 (CUV50311)
9 core units:
- Develop and extend design skills and practice
- Refine drawing and other visual represent tools
- Research visual communication history and theory
- Produce graphic designs for 2D and 3D applications
- Produce typographic design solutions
- Create and manipulate graphics
- Design and manipulate complex layouts
- Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
- Present a body of own creative work
- plus 10 elective units.
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
This is a two-year study program, which incorporating 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.
Graphic Design Stream Subject Topics
This stream aims to develop multi-skilled individuals who will be flexible in their approach to work within the Graphic Design Industry. Study topics include advanced typography; illustration; photo imaging; marketing; packaging design; advertising; editorial and publishing design; creative studio; and basic web design and construction.
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.
Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.
Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements
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|Bachelor of Media||72||36||Yes||Details
|Bachelor of Media (Majoring in Marketing)||72||18||Details
|Bachelor of Media (Journalism)||72||18||Details
|University of South Australia||Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)||108||54||Details
|Bachelor of Communication and Media||108||36||Details
|Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing||108||36||Details
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.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession