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.

  • Statement of Attainment 3D Digital Models & Animations

    900-80858

    Gain the foundational skills and knowledge of the principles of 3D animation. Develop models and use software applications to create simple animations. Be equipped for further study in games development or screen and media.

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  • 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 3D Solid Modelling- Inventor

    800-000645

    This course is designed for beginners or those that have not used recent 3D parametric software systems. It takes participants from the creation of basic profiles and 3D forms to the development of complex 3D objects which might then be assessed for production. The course also includes the creation of drawings from a 3D model as needed for comparison, communication or manufacture of the item. The course uses the Dassault Systems Solidworks software system which is similar to both Fusion 360 and Autodesk Inventor.

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  • TAFE Statement PYTHA Design Software 1

    800-000230

    This beginning level course provides a complete overview of the basic functions used in PYTHA to create standard cabinets and components, with practice exercises and applications. This course walks you through sample projects from beginning to end and introduces many of the features that make PYTHA a powerful and flexible manufacture and design specification tool.

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  • 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 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 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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  • 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 Drawing Skills

    900-82762

    Gain confidence and improve your hand and digital drawing skills. Express your ideas, collaborate with others, explore the best techniques for your purpose and build an advantage for areas of further visual arts or design study.

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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 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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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 Create Simple 3D Model (for your game or app)

    900-82811

    Acquire the skills to model simple 3D objects and apply texturing in this short course. Create a war hammer, traditional Viking shield and brick figurine using specialist software as you grow your skills or prepare for further study.

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  • 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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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Game Programming

    SG00008974

    Level up from a gamer to a game developer as you learn foundational programming skills, the fundamentals of game design, and create a captivating basic 2D game that you’ve designed and developed yourself.

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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.

  • Statement of Attainment Building Creative Digital Imaging Skills

    SG00007491

    Step behind the lens and capture the world from your perspective as you learn to use a digital camera and navigate software to create impactful digital images. Develop skills to work in the industry as a photographer’s assistant and start your journey to becoming a photographer in your own right.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Illustrating Books for Children

    900-80554

    Acquire the foundational knowledge needed to understand how to produce creative work in this niche industry. Learn to ideate, research, produce and evaluate a range of illustration techniques to forge your style and open up career opportunities.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Graphic Design Skills

    900-80539

    No overview available

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  • Statement of Attainment Digital Illustration Techniques

    900-80553

    In this dynamic short course, you'll use Adobe CC to create a portfolio of work demonstrating your illustration expertise. Taught by industry professionals, this course offers foundational knowledge and an exciting and clear study pathway.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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 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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  • 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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  • 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 (Lithographic Printing)

    ICP31220-02

    kick-start your career as a lithographic print machinist in the niche industry of lithographic screen printing. Learn to create an array of high-quality printed products and print text or artwork onto paper or various other materials.

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  • Certificate III Printing (Flexographic Printing)

    ICP31220-07

    kick-start your career as a print machinist a focus on modern flexographic printing. Learn to create a range of 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

    Lauch your career as a digital print machine operator with this specialised printing course. Learn to create a variety of high-quality digital prints according to manufacturer specifications and excel in this industry.

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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.