GRP322 Professional Graphic Design Practice (16)

This subject prepares students to work at a professional standard in the graphic design industry. Projects within the subject will combine research and creative practice with commercial considerations, while striving for innovative, achievable and on-brief design solutions. Students will develop strategies for communication with clients and others within industry such as printers, photographers and suppliers.
Students will explore who they are as a designer, where they sit within the contemporary design landscape and how they will promote themselves within the industry.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: GRP322. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge
GRP225 and GRP226

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of the graphic designer within industry, while beginning to explore their own sense of design identity
  • be able to demonstrate (through application) an understanding of advanced research methodologies and creative processes involved in a professional design practice
  • be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with clients, other creatives and suppliers in a considered and professional manner
  • be able to evaluate and respond effectively to client briefs
  • be able to prepare detailed and informative creative briefs
  • be able to effectively communicate and present design ideas and outcomes


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Contemporary graphic design practice
  • Understanding a brief
  • Advanced research and creative processes
  • Project and time management
  • Design identity
  • Self promotion as a designer: logo, brand and online presence
  • Design critique and analysis
  • Working with clients, creative and suppliers


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.