Design and Media

Design and Media

courses

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 3D visual effects across the digital media industry on projects in film, TV, advertising, virtual reality and gaming. more...

  • Bachelor 3D Art and Animation

    HE20520V02

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

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Design

Combine your creativity and critical thinking skills to bring a vision to life. Learn about the essential principles and elements of design and apply them to an industry you’re passionate about. more...

  • 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, dialogue and plot.

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  • TAFE Statement Introduction to Creative Writing

    800-000257

    Start your journey into the world of words with this short and fun course. Choose to write non-fiction or fiction and develop a stronger sense of yourself as a writer.

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  • TAFE Statement Writing Today - Short Stories

    800-000255

    Explore your personal writing style as you develop a short story from start to finish. Get detailed feedback on your dialogue, description and character development and prepare to submit your work to publishers.

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  • TAFE Statement Writing Today - Children's Stories

    800-000256

    Create a sense of wonder for children through the power of story. Explore your personal writing style, spark children’s imaginations, craft picture books and write longer fiction to captivate a young audience.

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  • TAFE Statement Revit Foundations (Level 1)

    800-000487

    This course provides an introduction to the Revit 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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  • TAFE Statement PYTHA Design Software 1

    800-000230

    Use PYTHA software to complement your shopfitting, cabinet making and machining skills. Using the PYTHA schoolbook, replicate sample drawings, and manipulate and modify drawings. Learn how to draw a cabinet on screen so it's machined correctly.

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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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  • Statement of Attainment Make Wearable Art for Beginners

    900-83056

    Let your creative juices flow in this practical short course. Plan and produce a creative work using an assortment of materials. Embrace the exciting opportunity to bring your ideas to life by entering your creation in the Sydney Wearable Art Gala.

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  • Statement of Attainment Web Design Basics

    900-82937

    Learn to create a basic working website using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for asset preparation, and a content management system (Wordpress) to make and publish your site. Make your website clean and engaging for users to navigate, and easy to find on Google.

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  • Statement of Attainment Make Original Costumes for Cosplay

    900-83059

    Bring your cosplay ideas to life with this short course. Learn how to design, measure, sew and accessorise an original cosplay costume and get the opportunity to enter your costume in the Sydney Wearable Art Gala.

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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 SFX Makeup for Film & Theatre

    900-82874

    Studying special effects in makeup opens up a world of creativity and excitement. Become a 3D storyteller using your skills to create characters, simulate injuries and design the perfect zombie. Get ready to entertain in ways you’ve never done before.

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  • Statement of Attainment SFX Monster Prosthetics for Film & Theatre

    900-82881

    Get your start in special effects (SFX) prosthetics and create monster masks in this exciting short course. Design and make your own reptilian or space-age monster mask and follow your passion for entertaining an audience through character design.

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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 Jewellery Manufacture

    MEM30619-01

    Tap into your creativity and make jewellery pieces for clients. Become a jewellery designer or manufacturer, start your own jewellery business or choose to do further study in engineering.

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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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  • 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

Express your creativity as a game designer. Use storyboards, animations, game engines and mechanics to build an immersive and exciting 3D interactive experience. Work with a game development team to bring a shared vision to life. more...

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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. more...

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Graphic Design

Combine your creativity and problem solving skills to design visual products with powerful messages. Use your knowledge of design theory to create digital and hand-drawn work that informs, inspires and spurs action from your audiences. more...

  • Statement of Attainment 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 Web Design and Development

    900-83049

    Learn how to design and build websites and construct fully accessible sites for various devices, including tablets and phones. Discover the latest industry techniques and trends and work with real clients on real projects. Develop your portfolio and prepare for a career in IT.

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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 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 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

    900-82953

    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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  • 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

    Strengthen your design and creative expertise. Develop your sense of self as a graphic designer as you expand your visual communication skills in print media, digital design, branding and campaigning, packaging and publishing.

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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. more...

  • Certificate IV Interior Decoration

    MSF40122-01

    Turn your passion for design into a creative career and enter this exciting industry as an assistant interior designer. Learn how to transform interiors by designing colour schemes, using computer-aided design technology, and meeting client expectations.

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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

    MSF50222-01

    Develop the skills to pursue a career in interior design. Build your creative and technical abilities as you learn design principles, space planning and material selection to help create functional, aesthetic and sustainable interior spaces.

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  • Bachelor Interior Design

    HE20501V03

    Create unique and 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 creative and technical skills in future-focused digital design and the ability to realise your design projects with confidence. This qualification is both nationally and internationally recognised. This means you’ll have the professional skills to work around the globe and begin a role as a commercial interior designer, opening up exciting opportunities. Graduate ready to dive 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, there are many places to flourish in this booming industry.

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Print

Gain exposure to the various mediums used throughout history that led to the revolution in print techniques used today. Explore the intricacies of letterpress, lithograph, screen-printing, offset or the finer details of print finishing. more...

  • TAFE Statement Open Studio Practice - Printmaking

    800-000181

    Collaborate with other printmakers in an immersive studio environment that encourages creativity, expert feedback and highlights areas for future development. Set your own goals and direction as detailed in your design brief proposal.

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  • TAFE Statement 3D Printing for Beginners

    800-001051

    Gain practical experience in printing models to take home. Familiarise yourself with 3D modelling software such as TinkCad and Fusion360. Investigate models online, experiment with modifying and customising files and learn how to set up for printing.

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  • Statement of Attainment 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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  • Statement of Attainment Studio Practice - Printmaking

    900-82773

    Develop your creative skills in traditional printmaking - an artistic process that's been around for hundreds of years. Learn the basics of printmaking and turn ideas into printed artworks. Get your hands dirty working with print inks and different media materials such as wood, paper and fabric.

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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

Put shopfront names up in lights when you study signs and graphics. Design and create signs using traditional signage techniques and computer-aided technologies. Create both indoor and outdoor signs from a range of material, like vinyl and aluminium. more...

  • 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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