C6127 - Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

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Plan: C6127 - Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
Campus: Brunswick Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
Qualification national code: CUV60411
Nominal hours: 870
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full-time
Location: Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Architecture & Design (320T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/architecturedesign
CRICOS code: 078822F

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Purpose of the Program

This qualification reflects the role of graphic designers who have a command of wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills and knowledge in visual communication. These skills allow designers to conceive, negotiate and realise design concepts for complex projects using sophisticated communication, organisational and project management skills. They may take responsibility for the work of others in terms of establishing and monitoring systems to ensure the effective production of work.
Graphic designers work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media. Their work as professional designers may include or have links to areas such as advertising and promotion, art direction, branding, corporate identity, instructional design, packaging, signage and web design.


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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.
There are currently no articulation agreements in place for the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design.

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Pathways into the qualification
People entering this qualification will generally possess CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design and this is highly recommended. Depending on specific competencies achieved they may also enter the qualification with a Diploma qualification in a related area, such as interactive digital media or information technology. Alternatively people will have significant workplace experience in graphic design or a related area of work.
Pathways from the qualification
People with CUV60411 Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design possess a specialised range of conceptual, technical and organisational skills that allow them to work as a professional graphic designer. They are also able to undertake learning in the higher education sector in diverse areas, such as IT, screen and media or art and design.

Students can apply to further study from this qualification.

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Entrance requirements

To enter this qualification, people must have the skills and knowledge described in the following units of competency:
CUVGRD501A Research visual communication history and theory
CUVGRD502A Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
CUVGRD503A Produce typographic design solutions
CUVGRD504A Create and manipulate graphics
CUVGRD505A Design and manipulate complex layouts.
Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through graphic design work experience or through formal study. Completion of the Diploma of Graphic Design fulfils this requirement.

English Language Requirements 
A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 5.5, with no band less than 5.0, or equivalent. 
For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page

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External accreditation and industry links

There are currently no organisations that accredit programs in Graphic Design in Australia

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

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