Arts & Design

Graphic Design & Printing

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Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Study pathway:
Duration Up to 24 months Full Time
National CodeCUV60411
TAFE SA CodeTP00055
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
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 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

    Award Courses

    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: 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 (CUV60411)
    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.

    Credit Transfer

    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

    Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

    UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
    University of AdelaideBachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship7236YesDetails
    Bachelor of Media7236YesDetails
    Bachelor of Media (majoring in Marketing)7218Details
    Bachelor of Media (majoring in Journalism)7218Details
    University of South AustraliaBachelor of Design (Communication Design)10854Details
    Bachelor of Communication and Media10836Details
    Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing10836Details


    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.