Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Federation University

This qualification is part of the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals who have highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills in visual communication to conceive, negotiate and realise design solutions. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of visual communication and design theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Advanced communication, organisational and project management skills are also required. Practitioners may work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media.

Entry Requirements:

Demonstrated advanced design skills and knowledge as evidenced by presentation of a portfolio at an interview; or completion of Diploma of Graphic Design or equivalent qualification

Structure:

15 units: 7 core; 8 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice; Originate graphic designs for complex briefs; Engage in the business of graphic design; Extend typographic design expertise; Undertake project work; plus more. Electives: Develop graphic designs for branding and identity; Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace; Refine illustration techniques; Plan and produce visual art photo images; Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice; Develop and execute advertising concepts; Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools; plus more.

Study Pathways:

Bachelor of Graphic Design; Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design)

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Camp Street (Ballarat) Full time 1 year
Camp Street (Ballarat) No Part time 2 years
Wimmera (Horsham)
Berwick
Mount Helen (Ballarat)
Camp Street (Ballarat) No Full time 1 year
Gippsland (Churchill)
Camp Street (Ballarat) Part time 2 years
Brisbane
Wendouree (Rural Science)
Mount Rowan (Rural Science)
SMB (Ballarat)

Federation University Australia is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses.

With a distinguished history dating back to 1870, we are the third-oldest higher education provider in Australia.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of every student as well as the communities we help build and are proud to be part of.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a wide range of programs through higher education and TAFE, so you can find the right pathway to career success.

Our campuses are closely connected with local communities — providing more options for work-based learning and graduate employment — further enhancing our university regions.

Join our diverse community of 25,000 students, and gain access to networks across our campuses in Victoria (Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera), Brisbane, and with partner providers in Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.

Our areas of study are categorised into seven broad fields – education, business, engineering, information technology, arts, nursing and health and life sciences. Choose a topic of interest in any field — from primary education, criminal justice, visual arts and accounting to civil engineering, games development, occupational therapy, sports science and psychology.

With such a wide range of options available, you’ll have the ability to explore your passions and shape who you are to influence your future.

Research conducted at Federation University is world-class. Under the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings, we have achieved the highest possible five-out-of-five rating in seven research areas:

  • Nursing
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  • Environmental sciences
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  • Clinical sciences
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A further 11 research areas are ranked above or equal to world standard.

We host Australia’s largest regional technology park accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM. The University’s Tech Park Central, in the heart of Ballarat, enables businesses to have a presence at our School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) campus.

Tech Park Central gives our students access to invaluable workplace experience in global organisations. It also helps foster international research collaborations focused on solving real-world problems and making a difference in people’s lives.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. Other features of our campuses include cafes, art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, childcare facilities, and range of events and clubs.

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