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Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development

  • National Course Code: CUA60415
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA60415-01V01-19DCE-128

Location – Design Centre Enmore (2D and 3D Concept Art)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week



1 Year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have high level technical, creative and conceptual skills which they apply across a range of creative arts industry contexts. Practice at this level is underpinned by the ability to research, analyse, conceive and develop ideas and negotiate solutions.

Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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2D & 3D CONCEPT ART is the focus of this Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development The course includes some common core subjects and two groups of specialist electives to encourage students to develop a deeper set of skills in either 2D digital concept art or 3D digital concept art. In addition to class time, you should expect to do 8 to 20 hours per week out side of class on research, development and producion work. Classes are typically 9:00am to 6:00pm, 3 days a week, but varies depending on the availability of specialist teachers, life models and guest lecturers

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PORTFOLIOS: Entry into this course is by application, which includes a portfolio review. The course includes some common core subjects and two groups of specialist electives to encourage students to develop a deeper set of skills in either 2D digital concept art or 3D digital concept art.

The 2D electives focus on drawing and painting skills (both traditional and digital) and are an excellent choice for students who are artistically minded with good drawing skills looking to develop more specialised skills and knowledge to become a digital 2D artist for feature films, TV and games. Stronger portfolios for applicants interested in these 2D electives usually include drawings, sketches or paintings of real-world objects, people and places.

The 3D electives focus on digital 3D modelling, texturing, and games artistry skills and are an excellent choice for students who are technically minded and comfortable using visual art and design software and who are looking to develop specialised skills to become a 3D artist for feature films, TV games and virtual reality. Stronger portfolios for applicants interested in these 3D electives usually include digital paintings and designs and any real-word or digital 3D creative work.

Portfolios should be submitted digitally as a web/blog URL, as scans or photos via email to or on a USB.


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  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

You will need to attend 16 hours of class per week over 2 to 3 days for one year, between 9.00am to 6.00pm, plus additional work outside of class.


This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

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Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

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Enrolments will open from 4 November 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

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Core Units
Number Title
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUADES601 Design innovative products
CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
Elective Units
Number Title
CUAACD601 Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools
CUADIG508 Refine digital art techniques
CUAPPR601 Originate a body of independent creative work
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR605 Evolve ideas for professional creative work
CUAACD602 Extend professional expertise across new art forms and media
CUAPPR602 Collaborate in professional creative projects
BSBDES501 Implement design solutions
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAACD505 Work with the human form in creative practice
CUAPPR606 Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Design Centre Enmore
110 Edgeware Road, Enmore
Phone 131 601

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