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Advanced Diploma of Arts (Graphic Design)

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  • Objectives
    This course primarily deals with enhancing the existing skills of a Graphic Designer to help maintain relevance and give students the edge in an increasingly changing industry. This course is aimed to offer an additional skill set to the inventory of a professional designer. This course looks at what changes are being made to the Graphic Design industry and adds to a standard range of abilities that are offered under a diploma of Graphic Art.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful completion of the Diploma of Graphic Art
  • Academic Title
    Advanced Diploma of Arts (Graphic Design)
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course is undergoing change during 2008/2009.

    The graphic design industry is a difficult industry to break into. The largest hurdle is gaining experience. This course breaks down that barrier by delivering industry based training over an extended period of time. This course is a direct pathway to entering the Graphic design industry.
    The learners are placed in a work environment with the majority of their training done on live jobs with client interaction. The delivery of the course is a combination of an industry placement, classroom delivery and eLearning. The industry component is the largest portion of the program with the learning being supported and monitored by Design, Multimedia & Arts staff. The eLearning environment is a training and support mechanism utilising the TAFE virtual Campus, this enables the student to liaise with other learners in the cohort as well as the trainer.
    This flexible model of training is considered best practice to deliver learners into the Graphic Design industry.

    Study Mode
    Full time: 6 months
    728 hours

    Entrance requirements
    Successful completion of the Diploma of Graphic Art

    Selection criteria
    Interview and Folio presentation

    Teaching methods
    This course has a variety of training methods with involve supervised classroom delivery, self paced eLearning and monitored practical placement.

    Study Areas
    Module Delivery
    Learning Outcomes Summary
    Delivery Strategy

    Life Drawing 2 - 26 Hours
    Classroom Producing a folio of Life Drawings, using a diverse range of Model Poses
    Life models to be accessed in a supervised classroom environment.

    History of Design – 38 Hours
    eLearning Research the historical concepts
    and developments of design. The learner will research set topics and ideas. Assessment is ongoing with electronic submission of essays and feedback from teachers via the TafeVC.

    Drawing Level 2 – 48 Hours
    Industry Knowledge required to use drawings and sketches to represent imagery, express ideas and explore themes. Thumbnails, preliminary roughs, comprehensive roughs and sketches
    used in the production of live jobs.

    3D Studies – 48 Hours
    Industry Problem solving approaches to design problems by constructing three dimensional designs Industry component containing some forms of 3D design eg: packaging

    Design for New Media – 96 Hours
    Industry Design using new technology
    Learners will use industry relevant software to complete live jobs in industry.

    Vocational Studies – 304 Hours
    Industry To complete industry based
    Work on live jobs in industry.

    Critical Analysis – 48 Hours
    Critically analyse designs using industry standard terminology
    Designs to analyse in industry placement by supervisors, and submitted electronically for critical
    analysis from teachers.

    Design Process Level 2 – 96 Hours
    Industry Problem solving approaches to design problems in response to a brief
    Work on live jobs in industry

    Design Process Level 3 – 96 Hours
    Industry Problem solving approaches to complex design problems in response to a brief
    Work on live jobs in industry

    Project Management – 32 Hours
    Managing small to medium projects for Public Art.
    Working on live jobs in industry maintaining an electronic diary on TafeVC. With records made on time spent on job and all correspondence with client. The Diary will be set up as a forum for all parties to view and contribute

    Electronic Design Level 2– 48 Hours
    Industry Using industry standard software Work on live jobs in industry

    Assessments are completed at the end of the program with staff and industry liaising to assess the learning outcomes. The eLearning modules involve ongoing assessment. The live jobs worked on in industry forms the bulk of the assessable work.

    Recognition of prior qualification and experience
    Where applicants show evidence of prior qualifications or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL
    (Recognition of Prior Learner) or Credit Transfer consideration.
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.

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