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2014 Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication(F5T)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Hobart:
Course Duration: Minimum .5 yrs, Maximum 2 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Introduction

This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Tuition fee (domestic) Post 2008' as the fee type. International students please refer to International Services at www.utas.edu.au/international

Visual communication designers of the future will need to possess extensive expertise and a clear, incisive quality of thinking that will enable them to meet evolving cultural and social networks. As new technologies are continually developed, designers play a key role in their adoption, application and dissemination; there are no limits to the number of fields to which designers contribute. The course equips students with a range of core research and technical skills and adaptive creative approaches to prepare them for the challenges that lie ahead in this rapidly evolving field.

Admission & Prerequisites

To qualify for admission, applicants must demonstrate the potential to successfully undertake the Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication. A personal or telephone interview may be required.

Successful applicants will be expected to have completed an undergraduate degree in visual communication or visual art, or in a cognate discipline, with credit or above results in their final year of major.


A person who possesses such other qualifications and professional experience deemed by the Faculty to provide an adequate preparation for study equivalent to that provided for by an undergraduate degree, may be admitted to the course.


Upon admission into the course students may apply for credit for previous study. Normally, students who have graduated in a Graduate Diploma or Honours degree may, at the discretion of the Faculty, be awarded credit of up to one-third of the MVC course. Alternatively, also at the discretion of the Faculty, credit of up to one third may be give for achievements by applicants in other awards and professional practice.
The following documentation is required of all candidates, regardless of prior experience:


Supporting information is required with all applications as follows:
- a folio of recent artwork (actual work or digital reproduction)
- a project proposal for which the school is able to provide supervision
This proposal should be in two parts:
Firstly give a brief background to your particular interests and ideas, focusing on your recent artwork. Secondly tell us what you propose doing, how you intend to do it, and why, in your preferred postgraduate coursework program. Give us a clear idea of what medium/media you intend to employ in the realisation of this project.
Your proposal should be not more than one A4 page. Your initial proposal forms the basis of your project, to be discussed and reworked in consultation with your supervisor early in the program.
- your curriculum vitae (including education and employment experience)
- certified copies of your educational qualifications (transcripts)

Course Objectives

The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication is to offer Graphic Designers a postgraduate professional practice award that directly relates to the contemporary workplace circumstances of the Design industry.

Career outcomes for graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication include specialisations in graphic design, electronic/multimedia design, print media, packaging design, product design, computer games, advertising, illustration design, and aspects of film, television, music and theatre design.

The Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication program objectives are to:

  • enhance students' Visual Communication knowledge and competency within a professional context;

  • Familiarise students with the professional Graphic Design/Visual Communication industry;

  • Refine and extend students' creative problem solving skills through projects directly related to industry;

Learn and practise correct occupational health and safety procedures applicable to sole owner/operator design businesses and group workplace environments;

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication find employment in a variety of positions within the arts professions including individual design studio practice, arts/gallery administration, research and teaching, as well as participating in individual and group-generated projects and studio practice.


Articulation to/from Course

Students who have passed appropriate units towards the Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication, may apply to undertake the Graduate Diploma in Visual Communication with full credit. Students who have passed appropriate units towards the Graduate Diploma in Visual Communication may apply to undertake the Master of Visual Communication with full credit.

Students who have passed appropriate units towards the Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication will be entitled to transfer to the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Fine Art and Design, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma in Art, Design and Environment, and Master of Art, Design and Environment. Credit applications will be considered subject to the entry conditions and specialist requirements within the other courses.


Students who have passed appropriate units towards the Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication, may apply to undertake the Graduate Diploma in Visual Communication with full credit. Students who have passed appropriate units towards the Graduate Diploma in Visual Communication may apply to undertake the Master of Visual Communication with full credit.

Students who have passed appropriate units towards the Graduate Certificate in Visual Communication will be entitled to transfer to the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Fine Art and Design, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma in Art, Design and Environment, and Master of Art, Design and Environment. Credit applications will be considered subject to the entry conditions and specialist requirements within the other courses.

Students who complete the research methods options within the Master of Fine Art and Design, Master of Visual Communication and Master of Art, Design and Environment may apply to undertake a Master of Fine Arts or PhD in Fine Arts.

Miscellaneous Information

Students previously enrolled in the MVC may apply to take out the Graduate Certificate.

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