Diploma of Graphic Design (Vocational)

Diploma of Graphic Design CRICOS 02155J.

AIT’s Vocational Diploma of Graphic Design is a practical and future-focused program where you will learn the fundamentals of visual communication, creative digital art, dynamic web and layout design. This vocational course covers important technical concepts such as design for 2D/3D applications, UI design or manipulation of complex layouts. Our curriculum also emphasizes professional skills such as communication, research, creative collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

Scholarships available for international onshore and offshore students.

Intake Dates
  • 15 April 2024
  • 27 May 2024
  • 16 September 2024
  • 3 February 2025

Duration & Location

  • 1 year and 3 months | Full-time
  • ⅔ face-to-face on campus | ⅓ online
  • What To Expect
  • Course Content
  • Course Superpowers
  • How To Apply

What To Expect

AIT’s Diploma of Graphic Design covers important technical concepts such as graphic design for 2D/3D applications, user interface design and manipulation of complex layouts, while also emphasizing professional skills such as communication, research, creative collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

Upon completion, you will be ready for entry-level Graphic Design positions, such as a graphic designer, digital illustrator, web designer, UX/UI or textiles designer.

With the ever-changing landscape of technology, our Diploma in Graphic Design offers a solid foundation for you to achieve long-term growth and success in your career.

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    Technical Instruction - Experienced knowledgeable educators

  • Creative Teamwork_BLACK

    Creative Teamwork - Teams of like-minded collaborators

  • Current Knowledge_BLACK

    Current Knowledge - Current software, technology and insights

  • Professional Skills_BLACK

    Professional Skills - Embedded employability training

  • Skills Practice_BLACK

    Skills practice - Practical hands-on learning

  • Project Work_BLACK

    Project work - relevant project-based assessments

  • Expert Feedback_BLACK

    Expert feedback - broad engagement with industry

  • Industry Input_BLACK

    Industry input - Work opportunities in professional contexts

Software we'll provide
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    Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Technical Instruction_BLACK

    Technical Instruction - Experienced knowledgeable educators

  • Creative Teamwork_BLACK

    Creative Teamwork - Teams of like-minded collaborators

  • Current Knowledge_BLACK

    Current Knowledge - Current software, technology and insights

  • Professional Skills_BLACK

    Professional Skills - Embedded employability training

  • Skills Practice_BLACK

    Skills practice - Practical hands-on learning

  • Project Work_BLACK

    Project work - relevant project-based assessments

  • Expert Feedback_BLACK

    Expert feedback - broad engagement with industry

  • Industry Input_BLACK

    Industry input - Work opportunities in professional contexts

AIT Campus

Our Sydney Campus is conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s educational precinct, close to Central Train Station, in a lively and safe area with a great vibe.

It features classrooms facilities with fast internet speeds, the latest computers and technology and friendly support staff are always close by to help.

 

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Professional Experiences

While studying at AIT, you’ll be exposed to a number of professional experiences where you will learn the skills you need for your creative career, while also being introduced to the industry.

On campus, your Production Lab Subjects will be heavily practical, project-based, and follow industry-relevant production processes in a studio-like environment. Out of these subjects, you will produce a portfolio that’s ready to present to prospective employers.

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    Mentorship from Professional Graphic Design Experts
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    Access to Current Technology Trends and Tools
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    Industry-grade Software
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  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
  • Trimester 4

Trimester 1

Visual Communication

Here you will develop a comprehensive understanding of the history, theory, and practical application of visual communication. You will learn how to integrate research findings into creative work, in order to enhance design outcomes.

UNITS:

  • CUADES413: Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • CUAGRD501: Research visual communication history and theory

Creative Digital Art

Trimester 2

Graphics and Photomedia

Through hands-on experience in manipulating and enhancing graphics, you will acquire essential skills for creating visually compelling designs. Additionally, you will gain an understanding of intellectual property issues and legislation.

UNITS:

  • CUAGRD514 Create and manipulate graphics
  • CUAACD522 Work with photomedia in creative practice

Professional Design Practice

Trimester 3

Multi-dimensional Design

You will explore 2D and 3D design, utilising industry-relevant software. You will plan your design approach and apply design principles skillfully to manipulate format, type, and visuals, to achieve desired outcomes and engage in collaborative analysis with peers to refine work based on feedback.

UNITS:

  • CUAGRD502 Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
  • CUAACD536 Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
  • CUAACD537 Refine 3-D design ideas and processes

Typography and Layout Design

Trimester 4

Dynamic Web Design

In this subject, you will gain knowledge of visual and user-centered design principles, and skills in using rapid prototyping software. You will understand how to analyse user interface design requirements, apply design principles, and adhere to relevant industry frameworks.

UNITS:

  • CUADIG413 Create user interfaces
  • BSBCRT413 Collaborate in creative process
  • ICTWEB513 Build dynamic websites

Commercial Digital Media

CourseSuperpowers
CourseSuperpowers

At the completion of this course:

  • You could work in the following roles:

    • Graphic Designer
    • Digital Illustrator
    • Junior Web Designer
    • Junior UX/UI Designer
    • Junior Textiles Designer
  • Confidently use industry-relevant software, including

    • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Master technical skills including:

    • Digital art and media design
    • 2D/3D design
    • Design of complex layouts
    • Typographic design
    • User interface design
    • Design of multi-platform media ads

How to apply

Our registered agent partners can help to organise everything you’ll need for your AIT application and your application to study in Australia.

Find out exactly what studying at AIT will cost, with our transparent list of student fees plus learn more about the generous scholarships for international students.

Entry Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to complete a Design Ethos Statement with a sample of original creative work.

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What'snext?
What'snext?

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