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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Compliance Documents

Audit Information

Courses
Apply_Banner_Feb_15
Graphic Design Diploma

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

Vet Fee Help Available

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.

Download Course Guide

Cert III DESIGN fundamentals

Course code: CUV30311
Part-time: 30 weeks
Intakes: February 2015
School-based: Years 11 and 12

Designworks is giving creatively inclined high school students with an interest in a career in graphic design, the chance to study at our campus.

Our Certificate III in Design Fundamentals will ground students in the elements and principles of graphic design, which will open up  pathways into a positive career.

The course runs over one year for students in years 11 and 12.

Contact hours occurring between 9:00AM to 3:00PM every Friday of the academic calendar.

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Our Students
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STUDENT PROFILE

SELINA KIDD

Selina Kidd strives to live her life through design and is her hardest critic – holding her work and her creative pursuits to the highest standard. It was for this reason she joined Designworks. more

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STUDENT PROFILE

ALEX HUNT

Alex Hunt says she loves to meticulously research her projects before she puts any design ideas down, adding that a comprehensive understanding of the brief allows her to respond in an engaging way. more

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STUDENT PROFILE

BRODIE SIMPSON

Brodie Simpson had been contemplating a career as an art director, and when he made the move to Queensland in 2013 he decided it was time to start taking this idea more seriously. Brodie said that the passion of Designworks’ lecturers and the professional, industry-driven approach of the design college made studying its full-time graphic design diploma course an easy choice. more

News
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Download our app

Collective Digest is an interactive app that includes selected stories and videos from the past six print issues from Designworks’ Collective Magazine and is now available for free on the App Store for iPad only. 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.
more

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.

Burleigh Campus

19 Tallebudgera Ck Rd, West Burleigh, Qld

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South Brisbane Campus

92 Ernest St, South Brisbane, Qld

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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.

Vet_Logo2

 

Compliance Documents

Audit Information

Courses

Apply_Banner_Feb_15
Graphic Design Diploma

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

Vet Fee Help Available

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.

Download Course Guide

Cert III DESIGN fundamentals

Course code: CUV30311
Part-time: 30 weeks
Intakes: February 2015
School-based: Years 11 and 12

Designworks is giving creatively inclined high school students with an interest in a career in graphic design, the chance to study at our campus.

Our Certificate III in Design Fundamentals will ground students in the elements and principles of graphic design, which will open up  pathways into a positive career.

The course runs over one year for students in years 11 and 12.

Contact hours occurring between 9:00AM to 3:00PM every Friday of the academic calendar.

Download Brochure

Our Students

Designworks_Selina_Kidd_MAYV_TN
STUDENT PROFILE

SELINA KIDD

Selina Kidd strives to live her life through design and is her hardest critic – holding her work and her creative pursuits to the highest standard. It was for this reason she joined Designworks. more

Designworks_Alex_Hunt_Signage
STUDENT PROFILE

ALEX HUNT

Alex Hunt says she loves to meticulously research her projects before she puts any design ideas down, adding that a comprehensive understanding of the brief allows her to respond in an engaging way. more

Designworks_Brodie_Simpson_Logo
STUDENT PROFILE

BRODIE SIMPSON

Brodie Simpson had been contemplating a career as an art director, and when he made the move to Queensland in 2013 he decided it was time to start taking this idea more seriously. Brodie said that the passion of Designworks’ lecturers and the professional, industry-driven approach of the design college made studying its full-time graphic design diploma course an easy choice. more

News

Information Night Thursday Nov 20th 6pm

Thursday November 20th 6pm

This free information night will be held at our Gold Coast campus located at 19 Tallebudgera Creek Road, West Burleigh from 6pm on November 20th and is open to anyone considering a career in Graphic Design. For more information please contact drew@designworks.edu.au

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Download our app

The digitally published Collective Digest app was designed and developed by Designworks’ head design lecturer Drew Davies. Download here for iPads only.

Digital publishing forms an integral component of Designworks’ Diploma of Graphic Design course, where students are exposed to print and digital design including responsive web design.

For more details about the course curriculum download our course guide.

 

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INDUSTRY TESTIMONIALS
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“Designworks methodology in design thinking is crucial for young designers. Industry is not looking for another bash-it-out quick design solution – they are well catered for by crowd sourced internet offerings. What we want is designers who can think through a problem from every angle, especially the end user, and come up with something that touches people on a level deeper than pretty graphics. Real design needs a story, a meaning and an experience. That only comes from thinking, and Designworks’ course mimics  exactly how we approach a problem in our own studio. That is a huge advantage when we are looking at graduates.” Peter Sinner, Creative Director
 

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“Designworks College Students are top-notch! Designworks invest so much in each student, finding ways to help them become not only great designers, but also prepare them for the real world. The design staff are consistently engaging with industry professionals for feedback and as a result, you really see the difference in the quality of students Designworks produce.”
Tobias Black, Creative Director.

 

R&B Creative

“I’m genuinely impressed by the high standard of design student portfolios that I’ve seen from Designworks. Their understanding of design, it’s process, practice and the discipline required to deliver it well comes through clearly in their approach and student outcomes.”
Rob Bare – Founder / Managing Director

 

Oven Creative

“We are continually impressed by the quality of work produced by graduates of the Graphic Design Diploma offered by Designworks. It’s clear to see from graduate portfolios that the content delivered is comprehensive, current and engaging and gives students the closest experience possible to working as a professional graphic designer.”
Andy Harrison, Creative Director.
     

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GRADUATES EMPLOYED
GRADUATES EMPLOYED

SEXTY DESIGN Peter Sexty came along to the Designworks graduation event on the 12th of December 2013, and after perusing student portfolios, subsequently interviewed four of our graduates for junior graphic design positions for his studio – settling on Edwina and Eda (pictured). Some of Sexty Design clients include Sunland Group, Q1 and Palazzo Versace – the Gold Coast agency has won a number of awards. Congratulations Eda and Edwina, all the best for the future!

Campus

steph

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.

Burleigh Campus

19 Tallebudgera Ck Rd, West Burleigh, Qld

location-map

Click image for Google Maps

South Brisbane Campus

92 Ernest St, South Brisbane, Qld

location-map

Click image for Google Maps

Contact

19 Tallebudgera Creek Rd,
West Burleigh, Qld, 4219 (map)

hello@designworks.edu.au

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(07) 5535 0298

Designworks is only a short walk from cafes, bars and shops and a five-minute drive to the world famous Burleigh beach and headland.