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The AICD student experience
Students comment on their AICD learning experience
I studied the Diploma of Visual Arts at AICD. The teacher’s extensive visual art and design knowledge, including the Graphic Design industry, supported me in gaining the technical skills. The expert creative direction received was an asset to completing projects. The teacher introduced fresh, inspirational ideas. During the Covid19 pandemic, we transitioned to online. This was a challenge, but the teacher continued the organised class structure and was available to ensure deadlines were met and guide us in creative pursuits.
– Zdenka Mendez, AICD Diploma of Visual Arts graduate
I am so grateful to have studied the AICD Diploma of Visual Art: Surface Design. The endless encouragement from supportive, experienced teachers helped me gain knowledge, skills and confidence to design my first streetwear collection. I remember the joy of learning the Adobe creative software and the wonderful experience of creating and installing my art for the launch of our online student exhibition, Ever Evolve. My Maori heritage has inspired designs for a children’s swimwear collection and I am currently producing artwork for an original ‘hoody’ prototype.
– Hana Pernich, Diploma of Visual Art graduate
As a fine artist and Graphic Designer, l had always separated my works in graphic design and visual art. Studying the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals with the Australian Institute of Creative, l soon learned to love combining my work in both disciplines into beautiful Surface Pattern designs. l then enrolled in the AICD Diploma of Visual Art. I now enjoy creating my original watercolors and incorporating these in repeat pattern designs for production on various surfaces, including fabric. Thanks to my studies at AICD, I developed the skills and confidence to launch my online shop TamlynG and I currently work as a full-time designer.
– Tamlyn Geiger, AICD Diploma of Visual Arts graduate
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