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Graphic Design

Diploma of Graphic Design

National ID: CUA50715 | State ID: AZK6

Complete this Diploma and you will be well equipped to find employment with experience in running live briefs and advanced software skills

Study the Diploma of Graphic Design and you will develop advanced techniques in InDesign and Illustrator and use them to design annual reports, corporate identities, packaging and other press-ready artwork.
The Diploma also provides in-depth exposure to web design using WordPress, user interfaces, an introduction to game graphics using Unity and the current trend of UX Design (User Experience).

You will also learn 3D modelling using Trimble Sketchup to assist in visualising packaging, signage and concept art and bring them to life with Octane renderer. The Diploma course also gives you the opportunity to continue explorations into concept development, creative thinking, online social media advertising and digital illustration using Corel Painter.

We usually run several live briefs with external clients, mainly not-for-profit organisations, to replicate real client experiences. From this exposure, you will also learn about the business aspect of graphic design.

At the Diploma level, it is expected that you will work with a certain level of autonomy regarding research and time management.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Further study opportunities:

Job titles may include:

Graphic Design Assistant, Web and Multimedia Design Assistant

Further Study Option(s)

Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Perth

  • Two semesters
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Perth Two semesters No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

National ID: CUA60315 | State ID: AZL7

Add to your palette of graphic design skills

The Advanced Diploma will make you ‘industry-ready’ and during the course, you will develop a stunning portfolio that culminates in the end-of-year graduation show. The graduations show is the highlight of the year and is attended by industry stakeholders, many of whom are alumni who are now leading the industry.

You can choose from two streams - User Experience Design or Illustration. This means that although everyone does the common core units there is the opportunity to specialise in electives. Our industry consultation outlines the demand for illustrative design as well as a more User Experience/ User Interface approach.

We integrate live briefs with real clients. All students become members of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA), the industry’s leading body.

We also host the annual AGDA folio review where feedback is received from industry members in how to best structure your portfolio. In addition to this, we conduct industry visits and host guest speakers who shed light on the latest trends in our industry.

This course is demanding, but the rewards and satisfaction are great. We have pathways and agreements with Curtin University in particular.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Further study opportunities:

Job tittles may include:

·Packaging designer

·Advertising designer

·Illustrative designer

·Corporate designer

·Web and multimedia designer

·Graphic design assistant

Further Study Option(s)

North Metropolitan TAFE has an articulation agreement with Curtin University which means your Advanced Diploma of Graphic

Design can give you up to 400 credits in Curtin's Bachelor of Design Graphic, Design Major.

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Perth

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Perth Two semesters Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design)

National ID: CUA40715 | State ID: AB15

The umbrella of Graphic Design covers many diverse career possibilities

The Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design) is a foundation course that provides you with a broad understanding and experience of the graphic design discipline, including Corporate and Branding, Packaging, User Experience, Web/Interface and Environmental signage design to name but a few.

This qualification is weighted approximately 50/50 digital versus traditional, manual skills. The course is concentrated on solid software skills using industry-standard Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign in an environment that replicates a real industry setup. The lecturers are hands-on and always present to help as the course is delivered using learning activities such as tutorials, design briefs and class discussions.

Some units concentrate on an introduction to web and interface design, while other units cover conceptual and creative thinking skills.

Graphic Designers communicate through images and words. The industry demands a mastery of typography and you will begin this journey by having fun combining digital techniques with traditional Letterpress to learn the basics. This industry also demands drawing and sketching skills to convey concepts to both clients and fellow designers and our drawing unit lays the foundation for further development in digital illustration required in the Diploma and beyond.

Design is a process that combines elements into a workable solution whether it be a logo or an app interface and our concept development and ideation units have these foundation skills covered. Successful completion of this course will equip you with the skills needed to enter the Diploma of Graphic Design.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Further study opportunities:

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Graphic Design, Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Perth

  • Two semesters
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Perth Two semesters No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Visual Arts

Gain the technical skills to explore your creativity through a wide range of mediums. Studying these courses may lead you to rewarding career opportunities in painting on canvas, public art, print, illustration, arts administration and events coordination, sculpturing and ceramics.

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Product Design

Bring your creativity to life. Turn your ideas into individual or mass produced consumer products, such as furniture packaging or any type of 3D item. Your ideas will be developed into design using design processes, creative thinking and problem solving techniques together with knowledge of materials and the application of computer technologies and manufacturing systems.

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Photography

Photography is arguably one of the most powerful art forms and means of communication. Success in this field requires a combination of sound technical skills and an intuitive sense of what makes a good photograph. Studying photography will encompass photographic illustration in diverse fields such as advertising, industrial and commercial, domestic (wedding and portraiture), photojournalism, fashion and ​photography business management.​​

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Music

Our training can be your stepping stone to Perth’s internationally renowned music scene, or you could produce, present or edit a breakfast or drive time show and have millions of listeners captivated by your work.​​ During your training, you will not only gain extensive industry knowledge, you will also develop broad, transferable skills that apply to performance, business management and sound engineering. Develop your skills using our industry standard professional recording studios and live performance venue with full staging, lighting and sound production.

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Media

There’s no business like show business. And there’s no show without all the work going on behind the scenes. Screen and Media students learn by working hands on in a production studio, in a range of roles.

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Jewellery

Learn how to unleash your creativity while building your technical skills. By studying jewellery design you will research, develop and refine design ideas, learn a range of practical jewellery fabrication skills as well as complementary skills in digital design, photographic and professional presentation.

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Interior Design

An interior design course will provide you with skills to create vibrant and functional interior spaces. You’ll learn to mesh creativity with technical skills to meet and exceed client expectations.

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