Who's it for?

Graphic Design is for the problem solver who’s an artist at heart. It is for those who believe you should judge a book by its cover and who choose their cereal based on how cool the box looks. Graphic design allows you to push your creative limits and explore the world's problems through design thinking and artistic skills. It suits people who not only want to explore the design process but also want to develop innovative ideas and communicate them via visual media. Most importantly, Graphic Design is about problem solving and taking responsibility for a brand's first  — and most lasting — visual impression.

Design Your Life

When you think about Graphic Design, you probably think of logos and posters. But this dynamic field is about so much more. As businesses realise the impact of branding on their bottom line, designers are becoming seen as an increasingly crucial part of the workforce of a modern economy. From social media to the layout of physical stores, design is permeating all industries, with graphic designers at the forefront. Not many careers afford you the same level of control over human perception as you walk the daily tension between form and function and translate ideas into a visual reality.

The Brand Identity

It’s never been more true that perception equals reality. While this has led to many challenges in the current era of the ‘social web’, it is an incredibly powerful mantra for the designer. Building a brand identity from the ground up gives you the ability to craft consumers’ reality and communicate the key elements of a brand or project. A picture speaks a thousand words — but a design tells a story.

Industry Guests

You know how when you start a field like Graphic Design, it's hard to picture how you're going to get from where you are to where you want to be? Enter, Foundry Live. This event is based on the premise of flying industry leaders to Launceston to talk to our students. Some might say this is over-the-top, we say necessary. It's also open to the wider community, and all in all, is a core element of our vision to see Foundry become a creative epicentre.

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Skills Modules | Foundry + Swinburne

Foundry, on behalf of Swinburne University of Technology (RTO Provider Code 3059), deliver the Skills Modules within the Graphic Design Specialisation. As part of their studies students enrol in the Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA50715) with Swinburne University of Technology and undertake their full study load with Foundry. On successful completion of the course, students receive a nationally accredited diploma from Swinburne University of Technology.

Diploma Overview
Thinking Modules
Skills Modules
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Term 08

Support Your Learning In Co-Lab

Co-Lab is a cornerstone element of studying at Foundry. We dedicate both time and a whole campus space to this element of your learning. Designed to mimic the lightly structured environment of a working creative studio - where interactions are encouraged and problems are solved in a group environment - this is where, guided by your Co-Lab Mentor you can work on assessments, get help or advice or dive a little deeper into an element of your studies which has really ignited your creative juices.

Foundry Creatives

It may seem like a small distinction, but from your first day at Foundry you are known as a creative. The creative industries require a lifelong commitment to learning and your time at Foundry is no different. Whether you're a year 12 graduate entering higher education, someone making a career transition, or a working creative professional looking to up skill, you're all Foundry creatives. Here's what some of our creatives have to say about their experience.

Get the Details

We have put together an experience packed with opportunities to go exploring, meet with friends, get creative and taste your career options. Download the brochure for all the details.

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