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.
Students 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.
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.
Graphic Design Diploma
Course code: CUV50311
Full-time: 12 months
Intakes: February and August
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.
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.
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
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
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
Students of Design2 book is now available for purchase.
Students of Design2 asks some of the world’s most acclaimed graphic designers including New York’s Stefan Sagmeister to share their thoughts on the work of emerging graphic designers graduating from Designworks. more
Join renowned letterpress typographer Nicole Phillips on Oct 4th at Designworks College of Design for a full day of letterpress experimentation. more
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
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.
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.