Course Title: Create graphics using a graphics application

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3174

Course Title: Create graphics using a graphics application

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: John Magnik

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9462

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

High – end graphics applications, such as Adobe Illustrator, enable designers to take advantage of new cross – media and interactive publishing features.

A single source graphic can be published from Adobe Illustrator for multiple uses, for example, a website, an electronic newsletter, mobile devices and a print publication.

In this unit of study the student, using Adobe Illustrator, will consider cross – media publishing issues (the ‘create once, publish everywhere’ model) including use of symbols and slicing for creating and optimizing web graphics; import and export of graphic formats; dynamic, data – driven graphics and the use of scripts to automate tasks; templates; import and export of SVG graphics.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Basic computer skills.

Basic skills in the use of Adobe Illustrator.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPPP325A Create graphics using a graphics application


1 Balance image quality and file size

2 Manipulate objects

3 Import images

4 Develop variable templates

5 Colour separate artwork

6 Prepare for final media

Learning Outcomes

1. Balance image quality and file size.

2. Manipulate objects.

3. Import images.

4. Develop variable templates.

5. Colour separate artwork.

6. Prepare for final media.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be as follows:

  • class exercises
  • 3 major briefs (projects)

Each student’s progress will be discussed in class, from time to time, with that student as the course progresses.

To be assessed as competent each student must demonstrate competence in all Learning Elements and related performance criteria.