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Graphic Design

A career in graphic design is exciting, varied and fulfilling.

Graphic designers may work collaboratively with other design professionals from fields such as advertising, photography, press publishing, exhibition design, web design, video graphics, television, and fashion design.

Graphic designers communicate ideas, concepts, messages and information in visually engaging ways to connect with their target audiences.

As designers, you'll be involved in developing effective visual communication and designs for various clients that may span a number of communication mediums.

It's time to take your design career seriously!

The advanced diploma course at CIT is well established and renowned by industry for producing work ready graduates. As a CIT graphic design student, you will benefit from:

  • high face-to-face contact hours (real classes) averaging 20 hours per week with experienced industry professionals as teachers and low class numbers (20 per group)
  • well-equipped computer labs with the latest Mac computers, projection screens, software, and attached peripheral devices
  • equipment loans: still cameras, video cameras, tripods, Wacom tablets
  • a laptop loan arrangement, which includes Apple MacBook Pro with pre-loaded software for your exclusive use for the duration of your course
  • guest speakers from local and interstate design studios
  • local, interstate and international excursions to contextualise and broaden your horizons and understanding of the design industry
  • opportunity to work on real industry projects for real commercial clients
  • participation in exhibitions to launch your work and profile as an emerging designer
  • developing an extensive portfolio of work, reviewed by real industry practitioners
  • industry internships and work experience programs within real established design studios.

Further study pathways

University of Canberra

Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design will provide 48 credit points into the Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Graphic Design or the Bachelor of Web Design & Production. You will have the opportunity to complete a double degree Bachelor of Graphic Design and Bachelor of Web Design and Production in 24 months.

Charles Sturt University

This program will credit into the Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design).

Course List

Description Delivery AA/ ASBA
Advanced Diploma Graphic Design
CUA60315
FT PT
Diploma Graphic Design
CUA50715
FT PT
Statement of Attainment Preparatory Skill Set for Professional Graphic Design Practice
CUASS00049
PT

AA | ASBA - these courses are available as apprenticeships, traineeships or Australian School-Based Apprenticeships (ASBAs). See above for availability, or contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or infoline@cit.edu.au.

Delivery - FT = Full-time, PT = Part-time, ON = Online, FL = Flexible.