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Studying graphic design will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge to produce exciting creative graphic images for print reproduction and digital media. You will develop a core set of graphic design capabilities in a broad range of areas. You will explore areas such as colour, 2D and 3D forms. Plus, you will learn how to interpret a client brief and produce strong image concepts and communication ideas.

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A1017P Digital Photography Fundamentals - Beginners Photoshop Workshop Short Course Margaret River

Description

Following on from our popular Digital Photography Fundamentals Beginners Workshop comes our Digital Photography Fundamentals Beginners Photoshop Workshop.

This course offers a blend of helpful theory in easy-to-understand terms and clear demonstrations, so you can learn how to use this expansive software to enhance your photographic images.

Aimed at those who already have a good working knowledge of working with computers, this course will guide you towards gaining further skills and confidence in image manipulation.

Topics covered in this course include:
    Getting to know Adobe Photoshop
    Understanding Panels
    Working with the Tools Panel
    Understanding the Options Bar
    Understanding Preferences
    Navigating images in Adobe Photoshop
    Understanding file formats, image size vs image resolution
    Resizing
    Making selections in Adobe Photoshop
    Working with Layers
    Retouching and repairing
    Reviewing your work and learning from feedback
    Saving and storing your files
 Course includes course notes

Requirements
    It is preferred that participants have completed the Digital Photography Fundamentals Beginners Workshop before enrolling in this course.
    A selection of your own digital photographs to work on in class
    A DSLR or mirrorless camera
    Lens(es)
    Image card, image card reader or camera-to-computer cord
    Charged camera batteries and charger
    USB or hard drive to store your files
    Your own laptop - essential
    Pen and notepad  
    Good working knowledge of computers

Please familiarise yourself with your camera's manual prior to starting the course.

Certification

This is a non-accredited Shortcourse

A1013P Digital Photography Fundamentals - Beginners Workshop Short Course Margaret River

Description

Get the most out of your digital camera and unleash your creative potential by discovering how your camera really works, in this intensive two-day workshop.

Learn the fundamentals and 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 learn how to put the theory into practice in a fun and supportive environment.

Aimed at those who have the vision but don’t know how to use their camera to get there, this course will guide you towards gaining new skills and confidence to action that vision.

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
    Using your camera's light meter
    Understanding exposure
    Choosing the right lens for the job
    File formats – convenience versus quality
    Qualities of light, how and when to use it
    Composition
    Editing in camera
    Photography genres - finding your own style
    Reviewing your work and learning from feedback
    Storing your files
 Course includes course notes

Requirements
    A DSLR camera or mirrorless camera with Manual mode option, capable of manually adjusting shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls is essential for this course.
    Lenses – interchangeable ones are an advantage, or broad range zoom lenses
    Image card, image card reader or camera to computer cord
    Charged camera batteries and charger
    USB or hard drive to store your files
    The manual for your camera (most manufacturers have online manuals you can download via the web if necessary)
    Your own laptop - essential
    Pen and notepad
    Good working knowledge of computers

Please familiarise yourself with your camera's manual prior to starting the course.

Certification

This is a non-accredited shortcourse

A1014P Digital Photography Fundamentals - Portraiture Workshop Short Course Margaret River

Description

Following on from our popular Digital Photography Fundamentals Beginners Workshop comes our Digital Photography Fundamentals Portraiture Workshop.

This course offers a blend of helpful theory in easy-to-understand terms, clear demonstrations and student practicals so you can learn how to put the theory into practice in a fun and supportive environment.

Aimed at those who already have a good working knowledge of their camera, this course will guide you towards gaining further skills and confidence in this popular and engaging genre of photography.

Topics covered in this course include:
    Portrait styles: documentary, environmental, posed and candid
    Choosing the right equipment for the job
    Light quality, types and exposures
    Managing back-lighting
    Working with reflectors
    Composing/cropping in camera
    Learning camera-to-subject-to-background relationships
    Engaging with your subject
    Techniques for posing
    Working with props
    Getting close
    Telling stories - finding your style
    Reviewing your work and learning from feedback
    Storing your files
    Photo heros
 Course includes course notes

Requirements
    It is preferred that participants have completed the Digital Photography Fundamentals Beginners Workshop before enrolling in this course. Otherwise, a good working knowledge your camera in manual mode is essential.
    **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**
    Lenses – interchangeable ones or broad range zooms
    A flash if you have one (but not essential)
    Reflectors if you have them (but not essential)
    Image card, image card reader or camera to computer cord
    Charged camera batteries and charger
    USB or hard drive to store your files
    Props if you want to work with them
    The manual for your camera (most manufacturers have online manuals you can download via the web if necessary)
    Your own laptop - essential
    Pen and notepad  
    Good working knowledge of computers

Please familiarise yourself with your camera's manual prior to starting the course.

Certification

This is a non-accredited Shortcourse

A1015P Digital Photography Fundamentals - Still Life / Tabletop Workshop Short Course Margaret River

Description

Following on from our popular Digital Photography Fundamentals Beginners Workshop comes our Digital Photography Fundamentals Still Life Workshop.

This course offers a blend of helpful theory in easy-to-understand terms, clear demonstrations and student practicals, so you can learn how to put the theory into practice in a fun and supportive environment.

Aimed at those who already have a good working knowledge of their camera, this course will guide you towards gaining further skills and confidence in this popular and creative genre of photography. Great for enthusiastic amateur’s, bloggers or small business owners looking to shoot their own products.

Topics covered in this course include:
    Still Life styles
    Choosing the right equipment for the job
    Basic styling - grouping and working with props
    Learning camera-to-subject-to-background relationships
    Light quality, types and exposures
    Working with reflectors
    Camera angles
    Getting close
    Composing/cropping/ Editing In Camera
    Finding your style
    Reviewing your work and learning from feedback
    Storing your files
 Course includes course notes

Requirements
    It is preferred that participants have completed the Digital Photography Fundamentals Beginners Workshop before enrolling in this course. Otherwise, a good working knowledge your camera in manual mode is essential.
    **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**
    Lenses – ie 50mm, macros, mid-range zooms, preferably with an aperture of F4 or lower
    A flash if you have one (but not essential)
    Reflectors if you have them (but not essential)
    A tripod - essential
    Image card, image card reader or camera-to-computer cord
    Charged camera batteries and charger
    USB or hard drive to store your files
    A selection of props – we will let you know what to bring, prior to the commencement of the course
    The manual for your camera (most manufacturers have online manuals you can download via the web if necessary)
    Your own laptop - essential
    Pen and notepad  
    Good working knowledge of computers

Please familiarise yourself with your camera's manual prior to starting the course.

Certification

This is a non-accredited Shortcourse

A1016P Digital Photography Fundamentals - Travel / Photo Stories Workshop Short Course Margaret River

Description

Following on from our popular Digital Photography Fundamentals Beginners Workshop comes our Digital Photography Fundamentals Travel / Photo Stories Workshop.

This course offers a blend of helpful theory in easy-to-understand terms, clear demonstrations and student practicals, so you can learn how to put the theory into practice in a fun and supportive environment.

Aimed at those who already have a good working knowledge of their camera, this course will guide you towards gaining further skills and confidence in photography-based story telling. Ideal for travelers, bloggers and those who enjoy capturing the important people, places and times in life.

Topics covered in this course include:
    Introduction to documentary photography
    Popular styles
    What makes a compelling story?
    Choosing the right equipment for the job
    Effective camera settings
    Shooting techniques: creative composition and framing
    Working with light- quality, types and exposures
    Candid vs. traditional vs. environmental portraiture
    Visual Variety - Image impact: single and series images
    Finding your style
    Getting involved - approaching people
    Ethics of Documentary Photography: permissions, consent, ownership and usage
    Displaying a story: sequencing, editing, and refining the narrative
    Reviewing your work and learning from feedback
    Storing your files
 Course includes course notes

Requirements
    It is preferred that participants have completed the Digital Photography Fundamentals Beginners Workshop before enrolling in this course. Otherwise, a good working knowledge your camera in manual mode is essential.
    **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**
    Lenses – interchangeable or broad range zooms
    A tripod if you have one (but not essential)
    Image card, image card reader or camera-to-computer cord
    Charged camera batteries and charger
    USB or hard drive to store your files
    The manual for your camera (most manufacturers have online manuals you can download via the web if necessary)
    Your own laptop - essential
    Pen and notepad  
    Good working knowledge of computers

Please familiarise yourself with your camera's manual prior to starting the course.

Certification

This is a non-accredited Shortcourse

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

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 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 the South West.

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

CUASS00049 Preparatory Skill Set For Professional Graphic Design Practice Short Course 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

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