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.
Full time: 6 months
Successful completion of the Diploma of Graphic Art
Interview and Folio presentation
This course has a variety of training methods with involve supervised classroom delivery, self paced eLearning and monitored practical placement.
Learning Outcomes Summary
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
• And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.