Graphic Design and Multimedia courses in Hobart, Tasmania, are available at the Clarence Campus of the Tasmanian Polytechnic.
The program provides a broad base of diverse yet inter-related skills for the graphic design industry. All areas within this course use current industry standard software and computer platforms.
Graduates are able to work in a variety of design related areas including design studios, multi-media studios, advertising and corporate organisations.
Certificate IV in Design
The core elements of this qualification explore the use of colour, creative 2D and 3D processes, the history and theory of design, design industry knowledge, interpreting design briefs, concept development, drawing and multimedia techniques.
Areas of design include web design, digital imaging, 2D digital animation, advertising, typography, preparing files for print and concept development.
Diploma of Graphic Design
Certificate IV in Design is a prerequisite for the Diploma of Graphic Design. In the Diploma program the core elements extensively cover design for print, web and multimedia. The aim is to enable the student to become industry ready in print and prepress skills and to have a good understanding of web design and multimedia techniques.
The core elements include concept development, the design process and working to briefs to originate and develop concepts on industry based projects.
The course enables students to develop skills in the use of typography, illustration, photo-imaging, page layout, corporate branding, website creation, 3D modeling, video and sound and 2D animation.
The course provides opportunities to work with real life briefs for actual clients.
Students also gain workplace experience by participating in a work placement program arranged for them throughout the year.