Diploma of Graphic Design/Bachelor of Digital Design (Visual Communication Design)
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

This comprehensive diploma course is ideal for people wanting to work in the fast-paced world of graphic design, digital design and visual communications. Students will gain a diverse range of skills in technical and theoretical design principles and their application in everyday design. Students will expand on their creative talents through practical exercises in web design, typography, branding, packaging, digital and online design, illustration and portfolio design, all while working in a collaborative, studio environment. Students will have access to commercial grade studios and the opportunity to develop close industry contact through site visits to professional design studios. The degree has a strong focus on visual communication in the global marketplace and how to design for both business and consumer audiences across different cultural contexts. You’ll graduate with a thorough knowledge of typography, logotype design, layout, publication design, environmental graphics, packaging and digital design.

Note

This combined qualification leads to the awards of the Diploma of Graphic Design and Bachelor of Digital Design (Visual Communication Design). The degree is delivered by TAFE Queensland in partnership with the University of Canberra. Applicants offered a place in the diploma course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans may be available to eligible applicants for study in the diploma, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for information. The degree is a Commonwealth supported place.

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age; Portfolio

Fixed closing date

QTAC applications for this program close: 2 December 2022 for semester 1, 2023 entry; and 15 May 2023 for semester 2, 2023 entry. To be considered after these dates, interested applicants should contact the relevant TAFE Queensland campus on 1300 308 233.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants will need to provide evidence of their technical skills and ability. Portfolios are to be submitted directly to the relevant TAFE Queensland campus; contact the relevant campus for portfolio requirements. Applicants are selected on the basis of their portfolio only.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Typesetter, creative entrepreneur, illustrator, digital artist, web page designer, multimedia designer, graphic designer, visual designer, design strategist.

Course Code
555997
Start Date

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Fee

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Level of Qualification
Diploma
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
On campus
Course Duration

3 years On campus

Location
Brisbane