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.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Prepare illustration equipment and mediums according to procedures for workplace safety and waste minimisation
Use and test different illustration techniques
Review your illustrations and seek feedback
Source ideas and inspiration for creative work
Refine and communicate your ideas through experimentation with tools and techniques that are specific to your creative work
Realise a creative piece of work through chosen resources and techniques
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
Specialist illustration skills that will put you a step ahead when looking for employment
A pathway to further study in design or illustration
Exposure to a strong network of likeminded creatives and professional teachers
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A passion for being creative
An enjoyment for story telling
Basic drawing skills and an interest in developing your illustration techniques
The ability to pay for your own art supplies (TAFE NSW provides some art materials)
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: junior designer with the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals (Multi-Discipline), junior graphic design assistant with the Certificate IV in Design (Multi-Discipline) and graphic designer/ illustrator with the Diploma of Graphic Design (Illustration).
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Statement of Attainment in Traditional Illustration Techniques does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
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