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  • 164JA.3

Bachelor of Graphic Design

In partnership with the University of Canberra
At a glance

At a glance

Establish your dream career in graphic design with this bachelor degree and get ready to work in an exciting and creatively fulfilling industry.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Graphic Design Consultant
  • Graphic Designer
COURSE OUTCOME

164JA.3 Bachelor of Graphic Design

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Course overview

Course overview

Delivered in partnership with the University of Canberra, this is one of the most current and progressive courses of its kind in the country.

You will take on an exciting range of projects in a variety of media and contexts including print, packaging, video, web and interface design. Learning takes place in the classroom, as well as via work placement, industry briefs, consultancy projects and off-site workshops and excursions.

You will be able to pursue areas of personal interest such as motion graphics, advertising, and film making.

Develop the skills and knowledge needed to propel you into a fulfilling creative career.

Units

If you have completed one of the below diplomas, you may gain up to a year's credit towards this qualification.

  • CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design
  • ICA50611 Diploma of Website Development
  • CUF50107 Diploma of Screen and Media
  • CUF50207 Diploma of Interactive Digital Media (Games)
  • CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design
  • ICT50615 Diploma of Website Development
  • ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
  • CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Film and Television Production, Animation and Visual Effects, and Interactive Media)

This is a typical study pattern and may differ depending on credit received. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.The below study plan is for new students.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Year 1 Semester 1
9799
Foundations of Professional Planning Credit Points: 3
8602
Introduction to Graphic Design Practice Credit Points: 3
9291
User Interface and Experience Credit Points: 3
9292
Web Design and Production Credit Points: 3
Year 1 Semester 2
9483
Design History Credit Points: 3
8600
Graphic design thinking and research Credit Points: 3
8601
Identity Systems Credit Points: 3
9287
Packaging and Environmental Graphics Credit Points: 3
Year 2 Semester 1
9286
Information Graphics Credit Points: 3
7888
Professional Media Project Credit Points: 3
9288
Professional Practice and Engagement Credit Points: 3
Year 2 Semester 2
8604
Global Design Strategy Credit Points: 3
8145
Major Creative Project Credit Points: 3
9289
Professional Promotion and Exhibition Credit Points: 3

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Year 2 Semester 1
ELE2
Open Elective Credit Points: 3

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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HECS‑HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme for eligible students studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place, that covers the cost of your tuition fees on your behalf.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

Semester 2, 2018 August 6 applications are for second year entry only.

Second year entry  requirements for this qualification are:

  • Completion of a relevant TAFE Queensland diploma, such as:
    • CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design
    • ICA50611 Diploma of Website Development
    • CUF50107 Diploma of Screen and Media
    • CUF50207 Diploma of Interactive Digital Media (Games)
    • CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design
    • ICT50615 Diploma of Website Development
    • ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
    • CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Film and Television Production, Animation and Visual Effects, and Interactive Media

These diplomas awards a full year's credit towards this degree. You can gain credit for diplomas in other study areas; however the credit arrangement may differ. Call us for information on your credit options.

Students applying for second year entry into this degree need to press the Apply button on this website.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access the University of Canberra’s online learning system Canvas, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

Scholarships:

The University of Canberra offer a wide range of undergraduate scholarships to suit different needs, situations and study interests. They have scholarships available in Semester One and Semester Two of each year. Scholarships can be applied for by both new and continuing students up until census date of each semester.

To enquire about or apply for a scholarship, please follow the below link:

http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/scholarships-and-financial-support

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland