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Creative Industries

A career in the Creative industries is incredibly rewarding, as you share your creativity with those around you. There is a wide range of fields that you can specialise in including sculpture, drawing, painting, jewellery, design, music, film and photography. TAFE offers courses which are run by practising artists, designers and craftspeople with excellent studios and facilities.


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MST20616 BDH5 Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Certificate II Albany

This course gives you an overview of fashion design and pattern making where you will produce simple garments that can be built on with further study. It will provide an insight into the workings of the fashion industry and provide basic skills to produce simple garments.

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology is a hands-on course for fashion design assistants and beginners in the evolving fashion industry. You will learn your craft in a simulated fashion studio environment and focus on mastering the basics of design, patternmaking and sewing.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

MAB29 Creative Recycled Art
Short Course Bunbury
Busselton

Description

Would you like to guarantee your recyclable waste is getting recycled?

Most of us try to recycle where we can, but we can’t always be assured our waste ends up in the right place. More and more, we hear about our plastic footprint and experts say that by the year 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish!

Join us in this workshop using and combining recycled objects to create a unique sculptural piece that holds succulents. The workshop will explore different combinations of connecting the recycled objects, adding colour and texture then the succulents to create hanging or standing features.

The succulents and most of the recycled objects will be provided.  (You’re welcome to bring your own!).

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

     CUAPPR101 Use ideas and techniques to develop creative work

MAB28 Develop Printmaking Skills
Short Course Bunbury
Busselton

Description

This course covers basic printmaking techniques and is designed for anyone that is keen to learn a variety of printmaking techniques such as:

  • drypoint etching
  • relief printing
  • monoprinting​​​​​​

You will get to create and take home some exciting original prints.

All course materials are provided.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    CUAPRI201 Develop Printmaking Skills

MAB31 Develop Skills in Painting
Short Course Bunbury
Busselton

Description

Join us for a fun introduction to the world of colour. Exploring a range of painting styles, methods and techniques to help you build skills and develop your own personal style. 

Colour mixing, value, composition, abstract, still life and expressionist painting will all be covered in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

     CUAPAI201 Develop Painting Skills

MAA60 Digital Photography for Beginners
Short Course Bunbury
Busselton

Description

Get the most out of your digital camera.
Learn the fundamentals of using your DSLR in a fun and supportive environment.
Includes course notes, feedback and Q&A sessions.
Learn the advantages of using manual modes and controlling shutter speed, aperture and ISO, so you can progress to the next level of creative photography.
This course offers a blend of helpful theory in easy-to-understand terms, clear demonstrations and student practicals so you can put the theory into practice.
Unleash your creative potential by discovering how your camera works.

Topics covered in this course include:
    Getting to know your DSLR camera and how it works
    How to control the camera using manual modes
    Shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls
    Focusing, light meter
    Understanding exposure
    Choosing the right lens for the job
    File formats – convenience versus quality
    How to best use light
    Qualities of light, composition, when to shoot
    Portraiture – photographing your family and friends
    Documenting your experiences, locations, travel
    Basic Photoshop
    Practicals, course notes, constructive feedback and student image review sessions

Requirements
    A DSLR camera or mirrorless camera with the option of manual mode, capable of manually adjusting shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls is essential for this course
    Interchangeable lenses – an added advantage
    Image card(s), Image card reader, USB, charged camera batteries and chargers
    The manual for your camera (most manufacturers have online manuals you can download via the web if necessary)
    A tripod – please bring if you have one
    Knowledge of working with computers
    Pen and notepad
    Course content includes completing assessment criteria

Please familiarise yourself with your cameras manual prior to starting the course.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:
    ICPDMT321 Capture a Digital Image

MBB02 Drawing - Stage 3 Skill Set
Skill set Denmark

Description

In this course you will develop your skills to communicate and share in an arts environment and experience:

  • Drawing from nature
  • Drawing from the landscape
  • Observational drawing
  • Figure drawing
  • Experimental drawing

Certification

On successful completion of this course students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:
BSBWHS201 – Contribute to health and safety of others
CUADRA201 – Develop drawing skills
BSBMM101 – Apply basic communication skills

This course will be offered at these campuses: Denmark

If a campus offering this course is not featured in the menu list below or doesn’t have dates, it means they don’t have dates set right now but they are being planned. You can keep checking this page or use the enquiry form to register your interest.

MAB03 Drawing Fundamentals
Short Course Bunbury
Busselton

Description

This course is suitable for beginners and people wanting to refresh their skills.
Learn how to see like an artist with this foundation drawing course.
You will learn fundamental techniques such as expressive line, tone, perspective and proportion, as well as how to use drawing materials.

Exercises explored in this course include:
    Still life
    Perspective
    Tonal Drawing
    Mark making & mixed media techniques

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units.

    CUAACD101 Use Basic Drawing Techniques

CUA50715 AZK6 Graphic Design
Online
Diploma Esperance

This qualification focuses on you starting your career in the Graphic Design industry. You will combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges. Graphic designers work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media. At this level, you may end up working in junior or generalists roles, applying skills and knowledge relevant to areas from advertising and promotion, art direction, branding, corporate identity, instructional design, packaging, signage to web design. You will also be introduced to taking your first steps towards working freelance in the Graphic Design industry. As well as providing an opportunity for gaining employment, this qualification also provides a pathway towards higher level learning at advanced diploma and degree qualifications.

This course is available to study online so you can make an application from anywhere in Western Australia.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

MAB27 MAB27 Make Music as a Group
Denmark

Description

This introductory short course is a great opportunity for students to try music studies before undertaking a full-time TAFE qualification.

You will:
Learn how to play with others
Learn how to put together classic tunes
Gain valuable insight into the regional music scene and industry

 

Certification

On successful completion of this course students will receive a statement of attainment for the following accredited units:
CUAMPF102 Develop ensemble skills to perform simple musical parts
GATPGS101A Program support 2

CUA40915 AZN6 Music Industry
Certificate IV Denmark

This qualification will further develop your practical skills and knowledge in music performance and composition. You will learn about the music industry, copyright and royalties. You can also choose to develop skills in stagecraft, midi music composition, audition and performance skills as a soloist or as part of a group, reading music, performing backup accompaniment, improvisation, operating a mixing console and assessing performing and recording deals.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

CUA50815 AZN0 Music Industry
Diploma

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work, and/or that of a team, in their chosen field in the music industry.

It is recommended that applicants have completed AQF level Certificate IV in Music Industry.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

CUA20615 AZM6 Music Industry
Certificate II Denmark
Margaret River

This qualification will provide you with practical skills and knowledge to enhance your current musical skills for performance purposes.

You can choose to learn skills that enable you to play music or sing, develop a demo recording, use technical equipment and computers, record and transform sound and prepare yourself for performance.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

CUA30915 AZK9 Music Industry
Certificate III Denmark
Margaret River

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context in the music industry, using some discretion and judgement and theoretical knowledge. They may provide support to a team.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

MAB15 Photography - Portraiture, People & Products
Short Course Bunbury
Busselton

Description

Know your camera basics but still unsure how to progress? Leading on from our popular Digital Photography for Beginners, you will learn more about the skills needed to move past the limitations of auto modes to continue on your creative journey.
Using Portraiture, People and Products as our subject matter, you will learn about lighting, composition and how to use aperture, shutter speed and ISO to capture the important things in life.
This course offers a blend of helpful theory in easy-to-understand terms, clear demonstrations and student practicals so you can put the theory into practice.
 
This course will cover:
    Portraiture
    Still life photography
    Creative photography concepts
    Understanding light qualities and exposure
    Lighting types
    Using a flash
    Composition
    Shooting to a design brief
    Defining your style
    Working in photoshop

Entry requirements

It is preferred that participants have completed the unit ICPDMT321 Capture a Digital Images (Digital Photography for Beginners) before enrolling in this course. Otherwise, a good working knowledge of your camera in manual mode is required.

Participants will also require:
    A DSLR or mirrorless camera with the option of manual mode, capable of manually adjusting shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls is essential for this course
    Interchangeable lenses or broad range zoom lens   
    An off camera flash is essential for this course
    Image card(s), USB, camera card reader, charged camera and flash batteries, chargers
    Tripod
    Be familiar with your camera manual prior to starting the course (most manufacturers have online manuals you can download via the web if necessary)
    Knowledge of working with computers
    Pen and notepad
    Course content includes completing assessment criteria

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    CUAPHI302 Capture Photographic Images

CUASS00049 Preparatory Skill Set For Professional Graphic Design Practice
Online
Skill set Albany
Esperance

Description

This skill set addresses fundamental skills, knowledge and performance requirements for graphic design practice.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    BSBDES302 Explore and Apply the Creative Design Process to 2D Forms
    BSBDES401 Generate Design Solutions
    CUAGRD302 Use Typography Techniques
    CUAGRD401 Research and Apply Graphic Design Techniques

This course will be offered at these campuses: Albany, Esperance

Albany - This course can be completed over 6 months, part time, online.

Esperance - This course can be completed over 6 months, part time, online.

If a campus offering this course is not featured in the menu list below or doesn’t have dates, it means they don’t have dates set right now but they are being planned. You can keep checking this page or use the enquiry form to register your interest.

Fees
Non-Concession: $ to be advised
Concession: $ to be advised
Commercial / International: $ to be advised
MBB06 Printmaking - Stage 1 Skill Set
Skill set Denmark

Description

In this course you will:

  • Develop your basic drawing techniques
  • Do relief printing on lino blocks
  • Practice etching on acetate
  • Use colograph on strawboard
  • Explore  multi layered printing  

 
Certification

On successful completion of this course students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:
GALTP101A – Learning through practice
CUAPRI201 – develop printmaking skills
CUAACD101 – Use basic drawing techniques.

This course will be offered at these campuses: Denmark

If a campus offering this course is not featured in the menu list below or doesn’t have dates, it means they don’t have dates set right now but they are being planned. You can keep checking this page or use the enquiry form to register your interest.

CUA31115 AZN2 Visual Arts
Certificate III Bunbury
Busselton
Margaret River

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to create two and three dimensional forms in a variety of visual art areas. You will learn to visualise, develop and present ideas and images, to discuss the visual arts analytically and appreciatively and to constructively evaluate your own work and that of others. You will also learn skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, and design.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

CUA51115 AZL3 Visual Arts
Diploma Bunbury
Busselton
Margaret River

This qualification will provide you with developed skills and knowledge across many media, and practice may incorporate ceramics, digital art, glasswork, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textile design and wood design. You will have a sound grasp of the theory and history to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. You will further develop skills in arts and crafts, interpret and respond to a design brief and refine art techniques.

This course has additional entry requirements, please enquire for details.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

CUA41315 AZO2 Visual Arts
Certificate IV Bunbury
Busselton
Margaret River
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The Certificate IV in Visual Arts will further develop your practical skills and knowledge enabling you to create original artworks in a range of areas including painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, 2D and 3D design and textile art. Your skills will be developed through direct investigation and experimentation of techniques and materials.  You will learn and apply art terms and incorporate a critical approach to the production and presentation of your artwork. You will undertake research and critical analysis of culture and history to inform your arts practice, as well as focus on your personal development, and professional practice in arts business in preparation for the arts industry.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

CUA10315 AZK5 Visual Arts
Certificate I

This full time course is designed for 15-18 year olds who are not attending school. Students will engage in practical and hands on skills in printmaking, painting, drawing and digital cameras and technology. The course will incorporate elements of language, literacy and numeracy in a creative learning environment.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

CUA20715 AZN4 Visual Arts
Certificate II Collie

This full time course is designed for 15-18 year olds who are not attending school. Students will engage in practical and hands on skills in printmaking, painting, drawing and digital cameras and technology. The course will incorporate elements of language, literacy and numeracy in a creative learning environment.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

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Page last updated June 18, 2019