Course Title: Originate graphic designs for complex briefs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6151 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Title: Originate graphic designs for complex briefs

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 65

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term1 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Nat Bates

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3326

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will cover the skills and knowledge required to independently conceive, plan and realise professional graphic design work to meet the demands of complex communication challenges and graphic design briefs.

It applies to individuals who work as designers in many different contexts including studios, commercial printing, advertising, publishing, television or marketing. They possess highly developed planning and analytical thinking and technical and creative capabilities.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAGRD602 Originate graphic designs for complex briefs


1. Negotiate graphic design briefs

2. Develop and refine graphic design concepts

3. Plan and monitor graphic design projects

4. Realise graphic design solutions

5. Evaluate design outcomes

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this competency, you will have gained the skills to interpret complex briefs, present and develop concepts and generate developed drawings and graphic designs applicable to a range of interactive, print and screen based productions.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semseter. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.