Approach

Operating under the ethos of Educate, Agitate, Connect, Designworks is inspiring a new generation of graphic designers to produce work of a creative calibre that reflects a sense of true craftsmanship together with a complete understanding of the design process.

Desktop-ImageStudents will learn, through the design process, to develop idea driven design solutions, whilst working to industry standard briefs in a sophisticated studio setting—receiving invaluable feedback and mentoring from industry experts.

Industry Experience

At certain times, students are given the opportunity to work on live briefs throughout the course, giving them fantastic experience taking client briefs and allowing them to present their concepts back to the client.

Students are also given the opportunity at the half way point of the course to be placed with leading design studios one day
a week for invaluable industry exposure and experience.

Designworks is also CRICOS approved for International students.

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Courses
INFORMATION NIGHT

THURSDAY 31st JULY

Join us on Thursday 31st July from 6:30pm for our information night and inspect our campus, peruse student portfolios and to find out how to enrol in our full-time graphic design course starting August 2014.

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Graphic Design Diploma

Course code: CUV50311
Full-time: 12 months
Intakes: February and August

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Students are inspired to take a creative-minded approach to their work—agitating concepts to their bare foundations, flipping ideas on their heads, whilst exchanging design ideologies with mentors.

Students complete their studies with a potent print and digital portfolio, solid knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and an understanding of the work ethic required to confidently enter the graphic design industry.

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Our Students
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STUDENT PROFILE

EDA CALABRIA

After taking a break in her career as a project manager, Eda decided to follow her passion for graphic design and enrolled at Designworks. Eda says on of her most memorable projects had been the campaign for MINI Paceman. more

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Student Profile

JAZMIN MANSELL

An aspiring photographer with an eye for aesthetics, Jazmin Mansell chose to study graphic design after her passion for Adobe Photoshop pointed her towards the other design tools in the Creative Suite. After graduating, Mansell plans to find a job with a studio where she can continue to hone her craft, until she can secure her own clients for a freelance practice. more

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Student Profile

GAVIN HILL

Gold Coast graphic designer and type designer Matt Vergotis, joined Designworks to mentor students through the type design process. Gavin Hill approached the brief with this unique typeface he dubbed ‘seventy2′ more

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Graduation Evening and Book Launch

Join special guest speaker Vince Frost and the Designworks graduating cohort for our portfolio more

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Get Inky3 Letterpress One Day Workshop

Join renowned letterpress typographer Nicole Phillips on Oct 4th at Designworks College of Design for a full day of letterpress experimentation. more

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INDUSTRY TESTIMONIALS

WHAT INDUSTRY SAY ABOUT DESIGNWORKS STUDENTS.
Designworks is fully engaged with the graphic design industry. Here’s what they have to say about our students more

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GRADUATES EMPLOYED

After graduating in December 2013, Edwina Sprague and Eda Calabria have commenced paid positions with Sexty Design, one of the most prestigious creative agencies in Queensland.
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Campus
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Designworks is a private design college with campuses on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.

Our Burleigh campus, on the Gold Coast, has two in-built design class-room studios complete with iMacs using Adobe CS software, theatre, letterpress print facilities and gallery. Our theatre houses an inspired forum for industry leaders to hold exclusive design lectures for Designworks students throughout the year.

In 2015 we will open our brand new Brisbane facility, for a February intake.

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