GRAPHIC DESIGN


AUSTRALIAN QUALIFICATIONS

BACHELOR OF DESIGN
IN
GRAPHIC DESIGN

Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Sydney, Australia
Intakes: January and July
Duration: 3 Years (Full-time)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Our Graphic Design course is tailored to tap into your creative potential and develop your conceptual skills. We offer a practice-based approach that is driven by critical exploration of methods, materials and technology.

Graphic Design is more than just computers and pretty pictures.


WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE

At Raffles College, we educate our students to become strategically-driven thinkers and guide them through the multilayered creative process. You will gather extensive conceptual and technical skills in a diverse range of graphic design disciplines.

You will start off learning practical skills and cover theoretical ground that’ll give you a solid foundation for exploring different areas of graphic design – corporate identity, advertising, editorial design, package and interface design.

We are in touch with industry leaders and organisations to ensure that our graduates are equipped with the right skills putting you in good stead for a bright and successful career.


GRAPHIC DESIGN IS FOR YOU IF……

You’re a visual person with an inquisitive mind. We encourage you to develop your own individual creative personality with practical skills that are real world applicable. Studying Graphic Design at Raffles College requires creative talent, but more importantly curiosity, passion, diligence and stamina.

WHY CHOOSE A RAFFLES GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE?

When you enrol in a Raffles’ Graphic Design course you will be taught by industry based lecturers who empower you with the right skills to reach your individual goals. Our students get to learn what really matters in the industry today.

The classes are small and we pride ourselves on face-to-face learning, therefore you’ll receive individual guidance.

Studying at Raffles will teach you critical skills beyond design expertise, such as presentation techniques, selling ideas and defending your creations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

In today’s economy, where the marketplace increasingly rewards creativity more than knowledge alone, graphic designers are in high demand. Their career can take many different pathways. Some graphic designers specialise in a particular skill, such as typography or editorial design, others may pursue careers as creative director or strategic planners.

Career options include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Typographer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Brand & Packaging Designer
  • Creative Director

STUDY OPTIONS

The Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design is a full-time, 3-year degree available at our Parramatta campus. You can choose to wrap up your degree after two years, and receive an Associate Degree.

STUDY OPTIONS

The Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design is a full-time, 3-year degree available at our Parramatta campus. You can choose to wrap up your degree after two years, and receive an Associate Degree.

COURSE MODULES

UNITED KINGDOM QUALIFICATIONS

ADVANCED DIPLOMA
IN
VISUAL COMMUNICATION
(GRAPHIC DESIGN)

Intakes: January, April, July and October
Duration: 2 Years (Full-time)

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)
IN
GRAPHIC DESIGN
(TOP UP)

Coventry University, UK
Intakes: January, April, July and October
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Graphic Design is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic writing. Teaching is informed by staff research, practice and expertise. Students are actively encouraged to be imaginative, ambitious and resourceful to face the challenges of an unpredictable, demanding, globally-competitive and technologically-driven world. The course delivery includes a focus on design trends, industry developments, and future job opportunities both from a global as well as an Asia-specific perspective.

Sound pedagogic practice mixed with imaginative delivery and assessment methods will enable students to produce personal and expressive portfolios that demonstrate creative agility and technical prowess. Students will be helped to develop the necessary creativity, critical reflection, questioning, understanding, theoretical underpinning and practical skills to pursue successful professional careers in both home and international contexts.

The course is distinguished by an emphasis on experimentation, versatility and technical expertise. Students are supported by access to industry-standard software, workshops and studio environments. Typical graduate portfolios might include branding, publicity, info-graphics, animations, publishing or web and app design in a range of technology and media. Students have the opportunity to work on a mix of in-house assignments, self-initiated tasks, Singaporean, Asian, and international competition opportunities and live project briefs. The course is well established and prides itself on its ability to adapt and thrive in changing intellectual, professional and technical environments.

Staff research, practice and expertise feed into the course's qualities and characteristics. These chime with Coventry University's Mission Statement to provide outward-facing research with impact, to provide high-quality teaching, and to be dynamic, global and enterprising.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Areas of employment include:

  • Creative Director
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Corporate Identity Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Print Production Manager
  • Graphic Designer

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in the language. Students must meet the minimum English Standard as stipulated below to commence their registered Advanced Diploma/Bachelor/Master courses with Raffles College of Higher Education.

Undergraduate Courses Postgraduate Courses
Advanced Diploma (2 Years) Bachelor of Commerce (Top Up)
Applicable to students with Diploma / Higher NITEC / NITEC or equivalent (based on Recognition of Prior Learning)
Master of Commerce (1 Year)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 5.5, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 525 (Paper-based) or 70 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 620
  • GCE 'O' Level English Language Examination of C6
  • Completion of Advanced English with Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.0, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550 (Paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 650
  • GCE 'O' Level English Language Examination of C6
  • Completion of Advanced English with Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.5, taken during the last two years
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (Paper-based) or 90 - 91 (Internet-based), taken during the last two years
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a minimum score of 700
English Speaking Countries Non-English Speaking Countries
Course is undertaken solely in the English Language The study was completed in an institution which is listed in the International Handbook of Universities, World Higher Education Database, UK Naric Database or AEI NOOSR guides and is conducted and examined solely in the English Language
  • Preparation course approved by RCDC as a basis for admission*
  • Senior secondary qualification accepted by RCDC*
  • 1 (or more) Year(s)- Post-secondary study at an RCDC recognised institution
  • 2 (or more) Years - Senior secondary qualification
  • 2 (or more) Years - Post secondary Diploma qualification
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 2 (or more) Years - Postgraduate programme
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 3 (or more) Years - Undergraduate programme
  • 2 (or more) Years - Postgraduate programme
The College reserves the right to verify applicant's standard of English through English Placement test for applicants applying through Part B. (*Only applicable to RCDC Programmes)
Students who do not meet the minimum requirement as stipulated above will need to take the Raffles College of Higher Education's English Placement Test

AGE REQUIREMENTS

For All Advanced Diploma Programmes
The minimum age requirement is 16-years of age.

For All Top up Bachelor Programmes
The minimum age requirement is 18-years of age.

COURSE MODULES

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