Am I Ready To Study Online?
Are you suited to this kind of study? Some ins and outs and a quiz! Read on to discover what you can expect from us – a happy and harmonious study environment. What to expect of yourself as an independent learner.
Table of Contents
- How Much Is The Course?
- What Is The Criteria For Enrolling?
- Do I Need Any Previous Experience For The IFC Or CUA40720 Certificate IV In Design?
- What Kind Of Software Will I Need To Own To Study?
- Can I Subscribe To The Adobe Creative Cloud At Student Rates?
- How Do I Enrol?
- Where Can I Enrol?
- When Can I Start My Study?
- What Happens Once I Enrol?
- What Aspects Of Graphic Design Do You Cover?
- How Long Is My Enrolment?
- How Do I Get My Assignments Marked?
- What Happens If I Fail An Assignment
- Are There Strict Deadlines And Due Dates?
- Will I Graduate With A Portfolio In Hand?
- Can I Use My Qualification To Help Gain Entry Into Further Study?
- Does Your Course Apply To Me?
- What Are Our Data Protection And Privacy Standards?
- What Will I Need In Order To Complete This Course?
- How Will I Interact With My Instructor And My Fellow Students?
- How Does E–learning Vary From A Real-life Classroom?
Do You Want To Study Online And Become A Graphic Designer?
Below is a handy checklist to help you decide before you enrol.
A good indication that you are right for the design profession is if you answer YES to the majority of the following:
- Are you a creative person?
- Do you notice layouts in magazines and books?
- Do you have a good eye for colour?
- Do you like to take photographs and have you ever operated a DSLR camera?
- Would you like to learn how to digitally manipulate photographs?
- Do you have a genuine interest in graphic design?
- Do you have an interest in packaging, logos, and corporate identities
- Do you have good communication skills?
- Do you enjoy working with computers
- Are you interested in computer arts?
- Would you like to master design programmes such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign?
- Do you admire designs of websites?
- Do you have the ability to work independently and seek assistance when required?
Students with The Graphic Design School are required to:
- Ensure that all the information provided to TGDS is accurate
- Notify TGDS of any contact changes (email, phone, address, …etc)
- Advise TGDS of any difficulties or problems they may experience with TGDS staff, procedures or training
- Achieve satisfactory progress with their studies through participation as required
- NOT submit nor claim as their own, work that is derived from another source or work done by another person
- Make a copy of all assessment work submitted electronically
Our Expectation Of You
The Graphic Design School expects you:
- To contribute to learning in a harmonious and positive manner irrespective of gender, race, sexual preference, political affiliation, marital status, disability or religious belief.
- To comply with the rules and regulations of The Graphic Design School.
- To be honest and respectful, this includes not falsifying work or information and not communicating in any way that may cause offence to others or The Graphic Design School.
- To be responsible for your own learning and development by participating actively and positively and by ensuring that you maintain progress with learning modules.
- To monitor your own progress by ensuring that assessments are submitted in a timely manner.
- To utilise facilities and The Graphic Design School publications with respect and to honour our copyrights and prevent our publication from being distributed to unauthorised persons.
- To respect other students and The Graphic Design School staff right to privacy and confidentiality.
The Graphic Design School is committed to ensuring that the training and assessment environment is free from discrimination and harassment. We are of the caring, egalitarian, religious and politically neutral variety at The Graphic Design School. You will find your fellow students and the faculty are kind, inquisitive, informative, sometimes humorous and often inspiring. Student Support & Forum discussions are conducted with open and honest communication. We have never had one abusive or rude comment made by a student or staff on the forum, we are very proud of this and find it a rare thing in a forum situation. We are however, aware that cyber bullying does exist online. Discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated under any circumstances by the school. Students should expect fair and friendly behaviour from The Graphic Design School staff and each other. Students who feel that they have been discriminated against or harassed should report this information to admin staff. This will initiate a complaints handling procedure which will be fair and transparent and will protect your rights as a complainant.