An introduction to Design Principals
An introduction to Design Principals
This comprehensive subject introduces students to design principles including colour, hierarchy, balance and alignment. Emphasis is placed on the use of symbolic language and archetypes to build effective communication through strong visual narratives. Tutorials, projects and in-class exercises facilitate a thorough understanding of communication design basics.
CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design
This subject is made up of two study units. Each study unit runs for a 2.75-hour class over a 12-week term and can be enrolled in any order or as a single unit of study. The two units complete the requirement for the CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design.
Typography is a language unique to communication design and in this subject, students gain typesetting skills along with a passion for the rich history and technical artistry of type. Students are encouraged to build a sound tool kit for effective use of type as a fundamental aspect of design.
These two units complete this subject in the Graphic Design Diploma.
30 Design Communication Graphics
31 Design Communication Typography
For Single Subjects there are no enrolment deadlines. Please be aware that subjects and courses at LCAD are popular and can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment it is recommended that enrolment is completed 4 weeks before classes start. Approximately one week before your class begins you will receive a welcome email including any material requirements.
Payment is due before the first class. If paying by instalment then the first payment before the first class is $400, the second one month later is $400, and the third of $300 is a month later again.
VSL is available for part-time enrolment of two or more units per term. Vet Student Loans is a Commonwealth study loan and may cover up to 100% of tuition fees. Please contact the college on 03 9495 6622 or see more details under VSL Information at https://lcad.edu.au/policies-and-information/
How do I enrol?
Go to the bottom of this current subject page and submit your details. The college will send you an enrolment form once received.
To enrol in a course, navigate to courses on the front page of www.lcad.edu.au and complete your details at the bottom of the page.
When should I enrol?
At any time. There are three entry dates per year: February, June, and September.
What date does my application need to be submitted?
Please enquire about availability if there is less than a month before the class starts.
Do I need to present a folio to apply?
A folio is not required for single subject enrolment.
Do I need previous experience to study here?
Previous experience is not required for subject enrolment.
What do I need to enrol in an informal subject?
Just your enrolment form.
Do you have evening classes?
Yes, a limited range of subjects is available at times during the week, 6:00-8:45 pm.
Can I do a subject just for fun?
Yes, students can enrol informally in a subject for interest only.
When are course fees due?
All students pay an initial deposit unless they are part-time (two subjects or more) and are using VET Student Loans. The balance, or the first term instalment, is due by the first week of classes.
What payment options/ methods do you accept?
EFT, credit card, and cash.
Can I qualify for a VET Student Loan?
To qualify for a study loan, students need to be enrolled full or part-time (two units or more per term). They will also need to have Australian citizenship, or be a special category New Zealand visa holder, or be a permanent humanitarian visa holder. An interview with examples is of previous experience is required.
How do I apply for the loan?
The college applies on behalf of the student. Students will need a passport or birth certificate, tax file number, USI number, and a year 12 certificate or above. There are alternatives if the student does not have year 12 or cannot find their certificate.
Will VET Student Loan cover all my tuition?
Some qualifications are covered in full and others are approximately 80% covered. The difference, or gap, is paid directly to the college by the student. Flexible payment arrangements are offered.
Will this also help me get into university?
Yes, Latrobe College has a long history of most of its graduating students successfully being offered their 1st preference university courses. Single-subject students can add enormously to their folio through subject study.
The following enrolment form is for students wanting to register their interest to study one of our single subjects. The following enrolment form is composed in two parts and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete if you have all of the information at hand. Following submission of the form one of our friendly staff will contact you to discuss your enrolment and finalise next steps. Need help with enrolment? Contact us on the link provided.