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Do you love this idea of creating characters and art for TV, film and video games for a living? Come and learn industry-standard software, tools and techniques to launch your career in Animation. This industry continues to grow and now is the time to put yourself into the picture.

In these courses you will learn a variety of skills to create graphics, animations and visual effects for film, television, music videos, social media videos, video games and more. You will be learning from industry experts which means the most up-to-date practices, policies and ideas will be taught.

Have you always dreamed of influencing people through documentaries or entertaining millions with comedy or drama? Do you see yourself writing scripts, shooting, editing or producing film and television? This is a great time to start your career in this highly diverse and rewarding field.

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Don't just play, watch and dream. Whether you want to focus on characters and plots, visual designs, or programming, you can be a part of Australia's tech and games hubs of the future. Create and innovate, and build a pathway to your interactive games development career.

Journalism courses will help you to understand contemporary and future looking journalism practices including researching, writing, interviewing and editing skills, video and audio journalism, social media, blogging, photography and multimedia storytelling.

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Do you see yourself reporting the latest news, sports updates, celebrity rumours or stories or human interest stories. Come development the skills , knowledge and experience you need to become a professional radio or TV presenter, media producer, writer, designer, blogger, editor and more.

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Explore the skills to plan, carry out and evaluate special effects work in the film, television, radio and interactive media industries. This includes Visual Effects created with software, right through to specialist make-up.

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Next level illustration skills

I enjoy creating artwork that tells a story using an array of methods – whether it be drawing, painting or modelling in 3D.

Josh

TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore student, Josh Moy, has been announced as a winner of Wacom’s 2018 ‘The Next Level’ digital illustration competition.

Studying the Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development, Josh envisages a long-term career down the path of working in film or games as a Concept Artist 3D Modeller or Texturing Artist.

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Break into the entertainment industry and work on a range of creative projects using the latest technology with a course in screen and media.

Study screen and media at TAFE NSW for an exciting career in film, television, journalism, digital media, radio or the games industry. No matter which course and specialisation you choose, you will learn by doing, gain the practical skills industry demands and the knowledge and insight to be successful.

Kick-start your career in the industry, fill a skills gap, or take your expertise to the next level with one of our courses designed for creatives.

Study the Diploma of Screen and Media and learn the skills needed to work in TV, film, radio broadcasting or the games industry.

Take a short course in UX and UI design, get into special effects makeup artistry, or become an animator with our Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation. You can even pursue your interest in stop frame animation.

No matter where your interest lie, there’s a course for you at TAFE NSW.

Digital media is a broad term covering a range of different industries, jobs and products. It includes film and video production, game design and development, web development, coding and data, social media, and virtual reality.

When you study a digital media course at TAFE NSW you can learn to create graphics, animations and visual effects for film, television, music videos, and video games.

There are loads of careers to choose from when you study screen and media. You could find yourself working in:

  • Animation and 3D art
  • TV and film industry
  • Game design
  • Journalism
  • Radio broadcasting and presenting
  • Podcasting
  • Special effects

Start your career in the screen and media industry with the nationally recognised Certificate III in Screen and Media qualification from TAFE NSW. You will learn the essential skills industry demands and gain experience with hands-on, real world projects.

From there you can progress to the Diploma of Screen and Media and refine your expertise in animation, film and television, digital media, radio broadcasting and podcasting, journalism or games development.

The screen and media industry encompasses a range of exciting sectors including video, digital media, gaming, animation, broadcasting (including podcasting), film, television and radio.

Experts predict Australian podcasting revenue to hit $47 million and there are now over 1.6 million Australians regularly downloading content.

Gaming and game design continue to play a large role in the industry with Australians spending an average of 88 minutes a day playing interactive games.

With the rise of AI and augmented reality there are many opportunities for games developers to create new, exciting experiences, not only in entertainment but education, health, work health and safety, and other spaces. Stand out with a trusted TAFE NSW screen and media qualification.

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What job opportunities could a screen media or entertainment course lead to?

A media and entertainment course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from bringing your own stories to life as a director to bringing the truth to light as a journalist.

Qualifications in media and entertainment can lead to a job as a journalist, writer, researcher or a television host. The average weekly salary for journalists and writers is $1,500. 

Whether you're just starting out in your media and entertainment career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Media, Interactive Digital Media, Screen and Media, Music Industry and Sound Production.