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This brilliant course will expand your digital graphic and imaging know-how. It’s a non-accredited introduction to the skills you need to be a successful graphic designer.

You will receive an overview of the industry plus an understanding of the core principles and tools used, including typography, layout and more. Learn the practical, theoretical, and social responsibilities of the visual communicator – fundamentals for employment within a wide range of media/marketing and advertising jobs.

Apply the knowledge learned to present a self-initiated product/s to the class. The first three weeks will be spent reviewing the history, tools, processes and scope of the daily output of the graphic designer. In the second half, students will analyse a client problem and use simple desktop publishing software to create and deliver a design solution.

Perfect for anyone contemplating or aiming to work in graphic design, illustration, motion or online; preparing a portfolio for university entrance; practising artists considering to ‘crossover’ or anyone with an interest in communicating in 2D graphics in other mediums.

This course runs for six sessions, over six consecutive weeks at our Lismore campus.


Turning a passion into a profession is the ultimate dream; one that Julia Melvin has managed to achieve over the last 46 years. After graduating from a graphic design qualification at 18, she dove headfirst into the industry and has loved working in it ever since.

“Graphic design is a powerful personal and professional creative endeavour. My interest in this field has allowed me to work for some of the most interesting companies in Sydney, London and Shanghai. As a lifelong learner, I have also furthered my career by taking related courses, ensuring a vibrant life and a deepening confidence in my ability to communicate ideas using a wide range of mediums.”


Please bring along:

  • A4 spiral sketchbook
  • Coloured pencils
  • A fineliner pen (black)
  • A USB stick or hard drive to store your work.

Computers and software are provided in class. However, if you have Microsoft Publisher at home, this will help with continuing/homework assignments.

Please note: colour printing will not be available in class. If you would like to print in colour, it is recommended this be done independently at home or at Officeworks.

Available in Lismore. see below for details

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Location: Lismore
Info: This course is held on six (6) consecutive Saturdays. Excluding public holidays.
Duration: 6 sessions
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Fee: $250
Training Mode: Face-to-face
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