Portfolio Preparation in Graphic Design– Level 1


24 hours




Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


This very popular course will introduce you to practical project-based graphic design in an energetic studio environment. Learn idea generation, concept development and the creation of text and image projects for communication design. You will be introduced to a range of manual techniques through practical projects. Computer software may be used for small components but are not the focus of this course. Learn to work to set briefs, with feedback and guidance. The course also includes a discussion on courses in the field of graphic design and an industry overview.

Course content

  • Drawing techniques
  • Idea generation and concept development
  • Image development and use of colour
  • Layout, text and type
  • Manual art techniques
  • Mounting and presentation
  • Industry overview and information


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course.

Materials supplied

All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises. Other project materials are provided such as an A3 presentation folder and mounting materials for finished projects.

Materials to bring

A pencil, eraser, white-out pen, fine and medium soft pointed brushes, black Fine liner-type pen, a 30-40 cm ruler, glue-stick, a pair of scissors and a fine cutting knife.

Suited to

It is suitable for those planning on entering or re-entering study in this field, or those wanting more experience in a practical studio setting.

Additional notes

Participation has no influence on the selection of students into RMIT award programs. Short Course activities may include opportunity to prepare for a folio, experience of the studio environment, provide an industry and study overview, and assistance with study options.


Upon completion of this course, students will have had the opportunity to attempt a number of projects. Students would have gained skills to independently continue the design process to achieve new and individual outcomes.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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