Design and Media

Design and Media

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Make your living in the creative industries with a course in one of the many areas of design or media. Focus your creative eye and design-oriented thinking on practical processes in our industry-standard studios. The world is your oyster if you’re passionate about drawing, animation, filmmaking, floristry, interiors, gaming and a whole lot more.

3D Art and Animation

Bring stories to life with stunning 3D visual effects across the digital media industry on projects in film, TV, advertising, virtual reality and games.

  • Bachelor 3D Art and Animation

    HE20520V02

    Become a technically accomplished design professional with the skills you need for a successful career as a 3D and visual effects artist and animator. Graduates of the Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation can establish themselves across a range of industries, including filmmaking, game design and development, television, online content development, virtual production, VR and augmented reality and advertising. You’ll gain a theoretical grounding in art and animation principles and experience production in deadline-driven commercial environments. Learn to collaborate on creative projects, strengthen you interpersonal and communication skills, graduate with a showreel of your work and be ready to become a creative leader.

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Design

Develop critical thinking skills and learn methods to bring your vision to life. Learn the essential principles to focus your creative process and apply them to a specific design sector.

  • TAFE Statement Writing Today - Short Stories

    800-000255

    Interested in learning to write short stories? This course covers the techniques of short story writing, including: how to hook your reader, characterisation, plotting, description, dialogue, viewpoint and endings. Learn how to prepare your work for publication and present your work to publishers.

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  • TAFE Statement Writing Today - Memoirs

    800-000254

    Be inspired to turn your life story into a bestselling memoir. Learn the secrets of the craft of writing and experiment with style, point of view and plot.

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  • TAFE Statement Writing Today - Children's Stories

    800-000256

    Do you have an idea for a children’s story in your mind but don’t know where to start? This course provides you with the skills to start a story and create engaging characters using the right sort of language for children. In this course you will learn to understand the difference between picture books and illustrated books, and how to write longer books. Discover how to prepare your work for publication and present your work to publishers.

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  • TAFE Statement Introduction to Creative Writing

    800-000257

    This course engages with the contemporary forms and topics that shape creative writing today, including the influence of the online medium. This course will enable learners to learn and apply creative writing skills, identify interesting stories, and present these using relevant writing techniques and forms.

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  • TAFE Statement Revit Foundations (Level 1)

    800-000487

    Revit foundations is an introduction to the work environment, building elements in 3D and creating documentation. This foundation level course is designed for interior, building and furniture designers.

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  • Statement of Attainment Product Presentation Photography (for small business)

    900-82934

    Learn to use digital SLR cameras and Photoshop and save on expensive small business costs. Take professional-looking photos of your product and upload them to e-commerce platforms, social media and websites.

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  • Statement of Attainment Web Design Basics

    900-82937

    Learn to create a working website from scratch by using Photoshop, Illustrator and a basic content management system. Make your website clean and engaging for users to navigate, and easy to find on Google.

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  • Statement of Attainment Concept Character Design

    900-83123

    Develop the technical skills to master your drawing style. Whether you’re experienced in game development, illustration and animation, or just starting out, you’ll learn to professionalise your concept designs to produce compelling characters.

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  • Statement of Attainment Make Props for Cosplay, Film & Theatre 1

    900-83054

    Get your hands dirty using different tools and equipment to craft a prop that matches your creative vision. Follow a brief from start to finish and enter the exciting cosplay, film and theatre industries today.

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  • Certificate III Design Fundamentals

    CUA30720-01

    Follow your artistic passion and start a career in the vibrant creative industries. Depending on your campus location, specialise in general design, graphic design, fashion design, visual arts, photography, ceramics, and more.

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  • Certificate III Jewellery Manufacture

    MEM30619-01

    Apply your creative flair and inspiration as you learn techniques to craft bespoke custom jewellery pieces for clients. Become a jewellery designer or manufacturer, start your own jewellery business or advance to further study in engineering.

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  • Certificate IV Design

    CUA40720-01

    Explore a creative career and learn the essentials of design principles in this exciting course. Depending on your campus location, specialise in general design, graphic design, fashion design, jewellery design and more.

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  • Diploma Visual Arts (Jewellery)

    CUA51120-02

    Cultivate your jewellery skills and knowledge by exploring materials and experimenting with techniques to work in the art industry. Combine your technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise artwork that interacts with the body.

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  • Diploma Live Production and Technical Services (Production Design)

    CUA50420-02

    Deepen your expertise and take your production design career to the next level as you research, plan, create and showcase all elements that go into a successful set production in this highly practical course.

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Digital and Interactive Games

Be the creative designer behind the next big hit. Learn the skills to make a 3D interactive experience with visual characterisation and complex coding tricks.

  • Statement of Attainment Use Personal Digital Technology

    900-82550

    If you’re new to the world of digital technology and need to learn the everyday skills needed to operate digital devices, this is a great course for you. You’ll gain the knowledge required to use a range of basic functions and communicate digitally.

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Digital Media

Channel your love of all things digital into a career that where you’ll get to spend your days designing and developing the technology behind interactive and online content.

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Graphic Design

Harness your creativity for a booming industry. Combine digital and hand drawn work with visual communication theory as you work in advertising, corporate identity and more.

  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Drawing for Graphic Design

    900-82931

    Colour your future and expand your traditional and technical drawing skills in this exciting course. Get a headstart on your graphic design career and visually communicate your creative ideas through collage.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Graphic Design Skills

    900-82932

    Develop a small printed publication as your entry point to the fascinating field of graphic design. Use Adobe Creative Cloud and expand your knowledge of typography, colour modes, images and vector drawings.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Motion Graphics

    900-82933

    Are you a creative looking to upskill and expand your motion graphics expertise? Use Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premier to create and combine type, imagery, and special effects and produce an animated design for your portfolio.

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  • Statement of Attainment UX UI Design

    900-83048

    Upskill in your creative career and learn about the user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design processes with Adobe Creative Cloud. Craft a well researched prototype for an app that looks engaging and feels intuitive for a user.

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  • Statement of Attainment Illustrating Books for Children

    900-82953

    Combine your love of illustration with the endless possibilities of children's literature. Learn the creative process to complete and evaluate your work, and build career opportunities with the specialist skills honed in this niche discipline.

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  • Statement of Attainment Traditional Illustration Techniques

    900-82939

    Combine your love for illustration and storytelling to bring your creative ideas to life in this unique 8-week short course. Upskill with practical skills and techniques, produce a portfolio and forge a study pathway to a career in illustration.

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  • Statement of Attainment Digital Illustration Techniques

    900-82850

    Update your illustrative skills with a digital design edge. Perfect for newcomers and the semi-experienced. Learn new Adobe skills and artistic techniques to begin or expand your design portfolio. The creative future of your dreams starts here.

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  • Statement of Attainment Advanced Photoshop Techniques

    900-83008

    Learn advanced features of Adobe Photoshop and take your design game to the next level. Fine-tune your professional style and discover special techniques that many working graphic designers and digital artists don’t know about.

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  • Diploma Graphic Design

    CUA50720-01

    Strengthen your creative and technical design skills and gain experience in producing designs for advertising, packaging and publishing. Advance your career and become a senior graphic designer, digital designer, visual designer or desktop publisher.

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  • Diploma Graphic Design (Illustration)

    CUA50720-02

    Strengthen your creative and technical design skills and gain experience in producing digital or hand-drawn illustration. Advance your career and become an illustrator, senior graphic designer or digital designer.

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  • Advanced Diploma Graphic Design

    CUA60320-01

    Dive into the world of visual communication to become a designer or junior art director. Strengthen your creative expertise and tailor your skills to specialise in print media, advertising, corporate branding, or the many areas of digital design.

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  • Advanced Diploma Graphic Design (Illustration)

    CUA60320-02

    Gain high-level graphic design skills as you specialise in illustration. Build your portfolio and gain industry-ready experience for a career as an illustrator or designer.

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Interior Design

Learn the tricks of the trade to beautify and add functionality to any residential or commercial space. Place yourself at the helm of design projects large or small.

  • Certificate IV Interior Decoration

    MSF40118-01

    Turn your passion for colour and design into a creative career. You’ll learn how to transform interiors by designing colour schemes, using computer-aided design technology, and meeting client expectations. Get the skills to work as an assistant interior decorator or interior sales representative.

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  • Certificate IV Kitchen and Bathroom Design

    MSF40318-01

    Launch your career as a kitchen and bathroom designer and use your eye for detail and creative flair for interiors to help design stylish and functional bathrooms and kitchens. This course qualifies you to work with leading companies or start your own business.

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  • Diploma Interior Design

    MSF50218-01

    Unleash your creative side and learn how to create captivating interior designs. Refine your design talents, build your business skills, and become a creative force in an industry where innovative designers are in high demand.

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  • Bachelor Interior Design

    HE20501V03

    Create innovative spaces as an interior designer as you combine your understanding of the interaction between people and spaces with your skills in concept creation and project management. The TAFE NSW Bachelor of Interior Design equips you with technical skills in future-focused digital design and the practical aptitude to realise your design projects with confidence. Graduate ready to step into a diverse range of workplaces whether it’s as a consultant, in an interior-specific design business, an architecture firm, or an interior design department of a property development firm.

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Print

Master old and new publishing techniques. Feel the quality of classic letterpress, lithograph and screen-printing, and embrace digital innovations in modern production.

  • TAFE Statement Open Studio Practice - Printmaking

    800-000181

    Students with existing skills in Printmaking can continue to develop their creative skills in using TAFE NSW facilities under the supervision of skilled teachers. Facilities include technical advice, presses and studios. No formal classes are held but an individual tutorial service is provided by the teacher. No assessments are carried out however, students are expected to provide, and work to, their own design brief proposal. Consultation with the head teacher is required as part of the enrolment process.

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  • TAFE Statement 3D Printing for Beginners

    800-001051

    Bring your ideas to life with our industry-standard 3D printing and scanning technology in this creative 4-week course. Learn how to set up 3D printers, create basic 3D print files and take home your real-life 3D prototypes each week.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Screen Printing for Design

    900-82935

    Explore artistic screen printing and learn to translate an idea from a sketch to a sellable product. Craft unique textile merchandise on t-shirts and tote bags that you can sell online or at local markets.

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  • Certificate II Printing and Graphic Arts

    ICP20120-01

    Develop a strong foundation to launch your career in printing as you work with a variety of media – like paper, graphic media, 2D and 3D prototypes. Be challenged to use your creativity to exceed clients’ expectations and provide professional advice.

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  • Certificate III Printing (Flexographic Printing)

    ICP31220-07

    Kick-start your career as a print machinist and focus on modern flexographic printing. Learn to create high-quality printed products using a range of different surfaces and be employed by print companies as a skilled flexographic printer.

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  • Certificate III Printing (Digital Printing)

    ICP31220-05

    Launch your career as a digital printing specialist. Prepare and upload files on specialised digital printing equipment. Use Adobe CC, monitor and operate RIP software and peripheral equipment. Apply solutions to a defined range of problems.

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  • Certificate III Printing

    ICP31220-01

    Become a qualified printer and learn a wide range of practical skills and techniques for an in-demand industry. Develop your ability to communicate and consult with industry professionals, create specialised prints, and spread the word on the printed page.

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Signs and Graphics

Study signs and graphics to learn traditional signage design techniques and computer-aided manufacturing technologies and learn how to put a shopfront name up in lights.

  • Certificate III Signs and Graphics

    CPC30216-01

    Acquire the technical skills and knowledge you need to launch your career in signage and fulfill your creative pursuits. Learn about traditional and contemporary techniques, advanced printing software, technology and illumination to find your way in this expanding field.

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