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Diploma of Graphic Design
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

This comprehensive 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 typography, branding, packaging, digital and online design, illustration and portfolio design, all while working in a collaborative, studio environment. Completion of this course will provide students with the skills needed to work individually or collaboratively as a graphic designer, digital artist or illustrator within the creative industries environment.

Note

Applicants offered a place in this course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans and payment plans may be available to eligible applicants, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for more information.

Combined diploma/degrees

The Diploma of Graphic Design can be combined with other programs as listed below to attain the awards of Diploma of Graphic Design from TAFE Queensland and the relevant degree from the university. Students undertake initial study at TAFE Queensland and complete the degree at the relevant university. Duration, location, mode of study, semester intake, electives and specialisations may vary. All mandatory university admission and English language requirements must be met before university enrolment is finalised. For more information contact the relevant university. Note: TAFE Queensland students making transition to the degree may need to wait six months to start with the semester one university intake.

To apply for a combined diploma/degree, applicants must select the Diploma of Graphic Design for the relevant TAFE Queensland location on their application and nominate their preferred degree/university (one only). Applicants can list the stand alone diploma or the combined program but not both. Listing more than one is not needed because they have the same eligibility and ATAR/rank requirements.

D Graphic Design/B Design and Interactive Technologies:

526146 Coomera/University of Southern Queensland (1CO & 2F or 4P)

517146 Nambour/University of Southern Queensland (1C or 1OV & 2F or 4P)

555146 South Bank/University of Southern Queensland (1C & 2F or 4P)

Combined program

UniSQ – B Design & Interactive Technologies

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: 6 December 2024 for semester 1, 2025 entry; and 12 May 2025 for semester 2, 2025 entry. To be considered after these dates, interested applicants should contact the relevant TAFE Queensland campus directly.

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, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

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, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Typesetter, creative entrepreneur, illustrator, digital artist, graphic designer.

Course Code
555146
Start Date

Offer rounds

16 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee

Sub *See notes

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

1 year On campus

Location
Brisbane
 
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