Set out below is what the steps are for enrolling into the CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design. If you don’t perfectly meet the entry requirements, give us a call, we can help you sort through your options.  You might have more skills than you think!

Don’t let the thought of a folio or interview scare you off. Your work doesn’t need to be a professional standard – if it was you wouldn’t need us! It is just about seeing how your mind works.

Ready to take the next step? Here’s what you to do.

  1. Come along to an information session or arrange a guided tour;
  2. Read the Skills Assessment of your course;
  3. Read the Student Entry Procedure;
  4. Complete an expression of interest form here;
  5.  Get your folio ready;
  6.  Come along to an interview and have a chat.

Skills Assessment

Students need to demonstrate their ability to learn at a diploma level and display a level of design skills. To assess this, we have a short interview where we look at examples of your design work. It’s a chance to get to know you better and find out where you want to go with your creative career.

What to bring to your interview:

  1. 250 words on why you wish to study graphic design at Design College Australia.
  2. Any hand sketches or process work you have done.
  3. Folio of creative works.

Additional Assessments

Academic Suitability: As per the Student Entry Procedure, in order to qualify for this course, you will be required to complete a Pre-training Review and either successfully complete a Reading and Numeracy test or be able to provide valid evidence of Year 12 completion.

Students under the age of 18 are required to attend with their parent or guardian for an interview prior to the acceptance of their enrolment.

Eligibility: You must be an Australian Citizen or a Permanent Resident to enrol.

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Folio of creative works includes:

  • Design 1 – A logo design incorporating typography. You should show a hand-generated version and a final computer generated version. Bring along your developmental sketches to show your process.
  • Design 2 -Computer generated design which shows basic skill at using computer software such as Photoshop, Illustrator etc.
  • Design 3 – Your own choice
  • Design 4 – Your own choice
  • Design 5 – Your own choice

If you need some help with the first item, here are some options for you. Remember you must show your creative process by including sketches done by hand as well as a digital version (ideally using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign if available).

  1. Design a logo for a nightclub called VOLUME CONTROL and/or
  2. Design a logo and business card for a Hawaiian holiday resort called ALOHA.

Remember, we do not expect the pieces to be of a professional nature – that’s what we’re here for!

Contact Design College Australia get in touch with our course advisor on 07 3505 6250 or [email protected]