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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, floristry, film and photography. TAFE offers courses which are run by practising artists, designers and craftspeople with excellent studios and facilities.

If you require further information please email your enquiry to shortcourse@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

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EAB09 Building an Online Business Profile Skill Set Skill set On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
social, media, presence, copyright, the socials, SM, tools, Instagram, facebook, twitter, hootsuite, arts, games, digital, media, interactive,

Starting your career in screen and media or the arts? Or an ‘old hand’ looking to upskill?

This course will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Learn about copyright, permissions and unauthorised use of original works
  • Explore and test social media tools and applications
  • Get your hands dirty with blogs and vlogs
  • Develop and maintain an online profile for your business

Upon successful completion you will have an online profile that is up and running, adheres to copyright laws and is ready for professional use in industry.

 

SC-PVA-V0280 Ceramics - Wheelwork Short course On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
ceramics, wheelwork, pottery, clay

Try your hand at Wheelwork

We have one of the top ceramics facilities in Australia, so what better place to learn to throw a pot! This hands-on class has an emphasis on the throwing techniques on the potter’s wheel, turning and joining clay forms.
This class is aimed at the total beginner as well as those returning to clay wishing to regain their clay confidence. You will be encouraged to think outside the circle and try altering their forms, and some surface decoration with slip or oxide decoration
Basic glazing techniques will be covered depending on the progress of the class.

There are no prerequisites for this class.

Dress requirements
•    You'll need to wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
•    Long hair must be tied back and any long accessories must be removed when working on the machines
•    We recommend you wear old clothing or an apron to protect your clothing

For this course, you will need to bring:
•    Old towel or apron
•    Own wheelwork tools (optional)

What is provided
Clay will be supplied for projects undertaken in the course.  Any projects/items outside of this short course content will not be fired and the lecturer has the right to reject work that is outside the course scope or mass produced.

Please note that there has been an update to the materials provided in ceramics short courses. There will be up to 2 bags of clay supplied to students for projects undertaken in the course. Additional clay can be purchased from the Bookshop and collected from your lecturer in your class.

Please let us know if you are left-handed so we can provide you with a suitable ceramics wheel for the course.

SC-PVA-V1011 Ceramics - Wheelwork and Explore Short course On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
ceramics, wheelwork, pottery, throwing, clay

Enjoy a smorgasbord of ceramics techniques

This course covers a range of ceramic techniques and is aimed at beginner to intermediate students. The techniques taught in class may include wheel-throwing, sculpting, hand-building, texturing and decorative techniques, slab-building, coil-building and glazing.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Requirements

  • You must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes

For this course, you will need to bring:

  • Old towel or apron
  • Any objects you like to use to texture clay e.g. shells, lace, stamps (optional)
  • Own wheelwork tools (optional)

What is provided
Clay will be supplied for projects undertaken in the course. Any projects/items outside of this short course content will not be fired and the lecturer has the right to reject work that is outside the scope or mass produced.

Please note that there has been an update to the materials provided in ceramics short courses. There will be up to 2 bags of clay supplied to students for projects undertaken in the course. Additional clay can be purchased from the Bookshop and collected from your lecturer in your class.

Please let us know if you are left-handed so we can provide you with a suitable ceramics wheel for the course.

 

EAB50 Ceramics Extension Skill Set Skill set On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
Ceramics, glazing, visual arts, potter, pottery, artist, ceramics studio, kiln, throwing, art teacher, clay, fine art,

Take your ceramics techniques to the next level

North Metropolitan TAFE is offering this new Ceramics Extension Skill Set to help you develop the range and breadth of your ceramics techniques and treatments.
Whether you are an emerging or experienced ceramicist or potter looking to explore and experiment with ceramics or an art teacher/instructor wanting to complete some professional development in a ceramics studio environment, this skill set will extend the scope of your current techniques and help you manage and operate kilns safely to ensure safe creative practice.

You'll refine throwing, moulding and casting techniques as well as exploring glazing processes and ceramics surface treatments.

Completion of this skill set will put you on the path to achieving the Diploma of Visual Arts.

SC-PAG-V1365 Children's Art 9-15 yrs old (12:00pm-2:00pm) Short course On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
SC-PAG-V1365, TAFE, short course, children, art, painting, drawing, collage, print, sculpture, ceramics, creative

These popular art classes for children are held at North Metropolitan TAFE's art building at 12 Aberdeen St in Perth.  The purpose built art studios are centrally located and accessible via the CAT bus link and within easy walking distance from the Perth train station.

This six week course on Saturdays is specially designed for children between the ages of 9 and 15 who want to extend their skills in art through a range of traditional and experimental approaches.  The classes are taught by qualified and experienced art lecturers. Class size is limited to 12 to maximise the tuition and is split into two groups, one for 9-11 year olds and the other for 12-15 year olds.

This course provides a range of activities ranging across painting, drawing, collage, print, sculpture, ceramics as well as experiments in perspective and compostion and reference is made to artists and art movements.  The course includes visits where appropriate, to North Metropolitan TAFE's Art Gallery to talk about contemporary art and incorporate it into the children's creative work.

SC-PAG-C2637 Children's art 7-10 year olds (9.30-11.30am) Short course On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
SC-PAG-C2637, TAFE, Short course, children, art, painting, drawing, collage, print, sculpture, ceramics,

North Metropolitan TAFE's popular art classes for children are held at our art building at 12 Aberdeen St in Perth.

This six week course run on Saturdays is specially designed for children between the ages of 7 and 10 years who want to extend their skills in art through a range of traditional and experimental approaches.  The classes are taught by qualified and experienced art lecturers and the class size is limited to 12 to maximise the tuition.

This course provides a range of activities ranging across painting, drawing, collage, print, sculpture, ceramics as well as experiments in perspective and compostion and reference is made to artists and art movements.  The course includes visits where appropriate, to North Metropolitan TAFE's Art Gallery to talk about contemporary art and incorporate it into the children's creative work.

The purpose built art studios are centrally located and accessible via the CAT bus link and within easy walking distance from the Perth train station.

For further information contact us on 9427 1318 or via email at: gallery@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

SC-PAG-C2638 Children's art 7-10 yrs old (2:30pm-4:30pm) Short course On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
SC-PAG-C2638, TAFE, short course, children, art, painting, drawing, collage, print, sculpture, ceramics, creative,

North Metropolitan TAFE's popular art classes for children are held at our art building at 12 Aberdeen St in Perth.

This six week course run on Saturdays is specially designed for children between the ages of 7 and 10 years who want to extend their skills in art through a range of traditional and experimental approaches.  The classes are taught by qualified and experienced art lecturers and the class size is limited to 12 to maximise the tuition.

This course provides a range of activities ranging across painting, drawing, collage, print, sculpture, ceramics as well as experiments in perspective and composition and reference is made to artists and art movements.  The course includes visits where appropriate, to North Metropolitan TAFE's Art Gallery to talk about contemporary art and incorporate it into the children's creative work.

The purpose built art studios are centrally located and accessible via the CAT bus link and within easy walking distance from the Perth train station.

SC-PVA-V0262 Drawing from scratch Short course On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
drawing, pencil, art, visual art, still life

An introduction to drawing

This course is an introduction to basic approaches and materials used in drawing. It is intended to give beginners a foundation to work from, as well as a refresher course for those who already have some skills and experience. The aim is help you develop your drawing skills, hand-eye co-ordination and exploration of your own creativity. You'll be introduced to exercises in still-life (objects), linear perspective, portraits, expression and life-drawing (nude or draped model). The range of materials includes pencils, graphite, charcoal, ink and papers.

Gain these skills
  • Observation of shape and form, proportions, tone, light and shade
  • Understanding of structure via linear perspective
  • Different approaches to drawing

You will be supplied with basic materials for drawing (paper, charcoal, ink, pencils, and erasers) during the class.  You are welcome to bring along any further drawing materials that you already have and would like to explore in the class.

Dress requirements

  • You must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes

 

EAA91 Hip Hop 100 Skill Set Skill set On campus
Midland
music, musician, performer, band member, artist, hip hop, rap, CUA20615-SS-B, hip hop 100

Tell your story through music

This Hip Hop course will help you use your energy and experiences to create music. You'll gain the skills you need to write, perform and record your own tracks.

    At the end of this course you'll learn about producing CDs and you'll gain skills to help you with further study - you just need to be over 16 and have a passion for Hip Hop.

    The course is run by Optamus (Downsyde), an award winning rapper who has taken out WAMi awards and Australian Dance Music Awards in Hip Hop, Urban Music and Electronic categories.

    Gain these skills
    • Song writing
    • Beat production
    • Performing
    • Mixing and mastering
    • Artist branding 

     

    SC-PJE-V0239 Jewellery Beginner Short course On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)
    silver, jewellery

    Make your own silver jewellery

    If you've always wanted to make silver jewellery then this is the course for you. This course will give you the skills to make simple silver and metal jewellery using a range of techniques and allow you to begin to develop your own ideas about design and style. The wonderful bonus is you get to take home two or more sterling silver pieces and the cost includes all your materials.

    There are no skill or experience requirements for this beginners course and it runs over six sessions.

    During this course you will learn how to:

    • Create a hammered leaf pendant
    • Create a domed bangle
    • Learn to solder and create a simple ring
    • Make an anticlastic ring
    • Create a piece of silver jewellery from a selection of styles e.g. ring, cuff, earrings

    Dress requirements
    You must:

    • Wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
    • Wear clothing that covers legs e.g. jeans
    • Tie back long hair
    • Apron or smock

     

    SC-PJE-V0321 Jewellery Intermediate Short course On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)

    Extend your jewellery making skills

    This course builds on skills and techniques in jewellery making such as soldering and is perfect for those who have completed the Jewellery Beginner course or have previous skills in jewellery making.

    Gain these skills

    During this course you will learn how to create:

    • Spiral chain
    • Chain mail bracelet
    • A bezel stone set pendant or ring
    • A silver forged bangle
    • A Russian wedding ring
    • An anticlastic bangle

    Dress requirements

    • Participants must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
    • Clothing that covers legs e.g. jeans
    • Long hair must be tied back
    • You will need to bring an apron or smock

     

    SC-PJE-V0322 Jewellery advanced studio Short course On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)

    Develop your own projects in our facilities

    Jewellery Advanced Studio is a practical studio-based course for experienced practitioners of silver and metal jewellery making. This course is great for participants who have completed Silver Jewellery Beginner and Silver Jewellery Intermediate courses or already possess sound workshop practices and metal jewellery skills such as soldering.

    Depending on your skills you will have the choice to participate in structured classes or work on your own projects under the supervision of an experienced jewellery tutor.

    Gain these skills

    Topics covered in the course may include:

    • Basic jewellery techniques
    • Casting
    • Stone setting
    • Decorating metal surfaces
    • Chains with handmade hooks
    • Hooks & catches


    Dress Requirements

    • Participants must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
    • Long hair must be tied back and any long accessories must be removed when working on the machines

    You will need to bring your own metals and materials.

    SC-PPH-V0834 Lightroom for Photography Short course On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)
    lightroom, photography, Adobe, retouching, photos, darkroom, WW000000, G000000, G000009, photo, image, digital,

    Take your photos to a new level

    This course will teach you how to use Lightroom, from basic techniques through to more advance applications (such as portrait retouching). Moving beyond just taking photographs, this course will help you develop your body of work and lead you down the path to getting the work shown to a wider audience.
    This is a practical course - you will have access to a computer in the classroom to use the techniques and methods as they are explained and demonstrated by the lecturer.
    For an overview of the Adobe Lightroom software, check out this video.

    Course outline

    Topics covered in this course include:   

    • Finding your way around Lightroom
    •  Managing and organizing your photos into a useful library
    • Basic corrections and fixing problems
    •  Adding creative enhancements
    • Getting the most out of your images
    • Retouching and enhancement techniques
    • Creating and exporting digital files for a range of uses (such as web, print, social media, sharing with friends, etc.)
    • Creating printed books – direct from Lightroom
    • Create your own website – direct from Lightroom
    • Creating slideshows and slideshow videos – direct from Lightroom
    • Printing your images


    You will need to bring:

    • USB with images
    • Pen and notepad

     

    SC-PVA-V0263 Painting from scratch Short course On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)
    Art, painting, drawing, beginner, life model, still, short courses, workshop, workshops, pencil, charcoal, TAFE04, WW000000, G000000, G000001

    Explore the way paint can achieve different effects

    This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of painting. You will learn the correct procedure for colour mixing and paint application. Each participant will be taken through a series of exercises to help them acquire the skills for painting. The course will conclude with the production of a still life painting.

    Gain these skills

    Topics covered in this course include:

    • Colour, colour mixing and matching
    • The expressive potential of colour
    • Black and white still life - familiarising yourself with basic paint application and manipulation
    • Paint a masterpiece - exercise in colour and composition
    • Still life painting


    Dress requirements

    • Participants must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes

    You will need to bring

    • Apron or oversized shirt
    • Own brushes (optional)
    SC-PPH-V0407 Photo Restoration and Editing Short course On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)
    TAFE04, WW000000, G000000, G000009,  photos, prints, digital images, images, scanning, photography, digital files, restoration, restoring,

    Photo restoration & editing in a day

    You'll learn how to prepare and scan precious original photographic prints and then repair, rebuild and enhance images to prepare them for use as new prints and as digital files. This courses is designed for people who wish to fix old family and historical photographs to share and preserve for perpetuity. This work can simply be done with a scanner and a computer running Photoshop.

    What to Bring

    • Students are encouraged to bring their own prints that require restoration work.
    • A USB to save work completed during the course.
    SC-PPH-V0745 Photography Stage 1 Short course On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)
    photography, photos, images, pictures, selfies, landscapes, portrait, TAFE04, WW000000, G000000, G000009,

    Get the most out of your digital camera

    Learn the fundamentals of using a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera with this short course that demonstrates the advantages of using a DSLR in manual mode thus harnessing the creative potential of the camera.

    The course is a blend of:

    •     Helpful theory in easy to understand formats.
    •     Clear demonstrations of how to put the theory into practice.
    •     Practical activities, including a shoot on location.
    •     Ample opportunities for questions and further clarification.
    •     Lecturers who are keen to assist you with taking your photography to the next level.
    Course outline

    Topics covered in this course include:

    • Getting to know your DSLR camera and how they work
    • History of photography
    • How to control the camera using manual modes
    • Shutter speed, aperture & ISO controls, focusing, light meter
    • Understanding exposure
    • Choosing the right lens for the job
    • How to best use light: ambient and flash
    • Qualities of light, composition, when to shoot
    • Photographing your family, friends, babies and toddlers
    • Shooting flowers and other close-ups
    • Portraiture made easy
    • Travel photography, landscapes, cityscapes and other scapes
    • File formats – convenience versus quality
    • Making the most of your photos - sharing, printing, books and the wall
    • How to choose imaging software and the digital workflow
    • Constructive feedback – student image reviews

     

    You will need to bring

     

    • Your DSLR camera or digital compact camera with manual shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls
    • Pen & notepad
    SC-PPH-V0746 Photography Stage 2 Short course On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)
    photography, photos, images, pictures, selfies, landscapes, portrait, TAFE04, WW000000, G000000, G000009

    Expand your photography skills

    Follows on from the Photography Stage 1 course and allows photographers to take their photography to the next level.

    This course provides students with skills that allow them to develop their personal vision as well as introducing more specialized areas such as artificial lighting, close-up photography and Lightroom.  Moving beyond just taking photographs, this course will help the photographer develop their body of work and lead them down the path to getting their work shown to a wider audience.

    Course outline

    Topics covered in this course include:

    • Studio lighting
    • Portraiture
    • Product
    • Lightroom
    • Lighting on location
    • Event photography
    • Shooting in dark
    • Panoramas & HDR
    • Painting with light and light graffiti
    • Off-camera flash – on location
    • Macro photography in the studio
    • The digital darkroom at home
    • Constructive feedback – student image reviews

    You will need to bring:

    • Your DSLR camera or digital compact camera with manual shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls
    •  Pen and notepad
    • You must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
    SC-PPH-V0749 Photography black and white darkroom Short course On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)
    photography, photos, developing, darkroom, film, negatives, printing, b&w, dark, room

    Photography - the traditional way

    The course is aimed at photographers who want to move away from the clinical environment of the digital lab and rediscover the magic of traditional wet darkroom photography processes. The course provides black and white film developing and print making techniques. It includes a large component of self-directed darkroom time where you may use the facilities under the guidance of the lecturer to refine your black and white printing skills. You may print your own negatives or those existing in your family archives.

    Gain  these skills

    Topics covered in this course include:

    • Darkroom design and equipment
    • Chemical functions
    • Film and paper type
    • Film developing
    • Assessing negatives
    • Protecting, handling and storage of negatives
    • Basic printing techniques
    • Dodging and burning
    • Intermediate printing techniques
    • Split grade printing
    • Darkroom time
    • Practical session – students develop/print own images
    SC-PPH-V0387 Photoshop Introduction (Photographer) Short course On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)
    TAFE04, Photoshop, graphics, graphics software, Adobe, WW000000,G000000,G000009, photography, photo,

    As a photographer, do you want to learn Photoshop fundamentals?

    In this five week introductory course you will be taken from the ground up to develop a sound understanding of the photography related principles that are used in Photoshop.

    You will be guided through a workflow from digital capture to the production of photographic quality prints and social media content.
    This course is taught on Apple computers using industry standard colour managed monitors. Basic instruction in the use of a Mac computer is included in the course. Use of the Adobe Photoshop program is virtually identical on a Mac or PC platform.

    Course outline

    Topics covered in this course include:

    • Adobe bridge and Photoshop
    • Photoshop non-destructive workflow options
    • Photoshop tools and menus
    • Adjustment Layers
    • Layer masking
    • Smart objects and filters
    • Image types, cropping and resizing for various uses
    • Create and adjust text
    • Use layers, layer effects and filters
    • Use toning tools to adjust images
    • Composite images - adding and blending multiple images
    • Image restoration tools and techniques

    You will need to bring:

    • USB (16Gb plus)
    •  Notebook & pen
    EAB05 Planning for a Micro Business Skill Set Skill set On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)
    business, plan, arts, games, digital, media, interactive, business analysis, business idea, evaluate,

    Starting your career in screen and media or the arts? Or an ‘old hand’ looking to upskill?

    This course will provide you with the opportunity to:

    • Analyse business information and opportunities
    • Consider digital technologies
    • Explore finance, taxation, insurance, regulations, compliance and risk minimisation
    • Develop an arts business idea
    • Evaluate an arts business idea
    • Prepare a business overview document for stakeholders, such as a business plan
    • Seek feedback from industry stakeholders for review

    Upon successful completion you will have a business overview document based on your specific business idea that has received feedback and is ready for professional use in industry.

    SC-PFT-V0672 Sewing Beginner 1 Short course On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)
    sewing, fabric, dressmaking, learn how to sew, basic sewing, domestic sewing, dress making,

    Do you want to learn the basics of sewing?

    This is a beginner course open to anyone who wants to learn how to sew. You will learn some basic sewing machine techniques, how to thread a sewing machine and wind cotton to a bobbin, as well as how to lay and cut your fabric. You will undertake sewing projects such as how to sew a cushion cover from a basic pattern and how to sew a basic garment (elastic waisted pants or shorts) using a commercial pattern.

    There are no prerequisites and the course runs for 6 sessions.

    Dress requirements
    You must :

    • Wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
    • Tie back long hair
    • Remove any long accessories when working on the machines

    What to Bring
    Please do not purchase any items until your course has been confirmed.

    In the first session, the lecturer will advise you of the quantity and type of fabrics that you will need to purchase for week 2 (tote bag and pencil case) and week 3 (your sewing project). From week two you will also need to bring along:

    • Tape measure (the soft flexible type)
    • Fabric marker
    • Quick unpick
    • Berry headed pins
    • Hand sewing needles
    • Dressmaking scissor
    • General paper scissors
    • Pen, pencil, ruler, eraser and display book for notes
    • A box or container or bag to keep items in
    • Steel thimble (optional)
    • Needle Threader (optional)
    • Wrist pincushion (optional)

     

    SC-PFT-V1392 Sewing Beginner 2 Short course On campus
    Perth (Northbridge)
    sewing, fabric, dressmaking

    Do you want to learn new sewing techniques?

    If you have completed the Beginner Sewing 1 short course or already have basic sewing and cutting skills then you can enrol in Beginner Sewing 2 where you will learn new skills and build confidence with techniques such as flat felled seams, French seams, darts and zip closures.

    During this course you will:

    • Construct a unisex pyjama shirt continuing on from the project covered in Beginner 1
    • Incorporate new techniques such as button holes, button stand, interfacing, patch pockets, sleeve and collar construction
    • Build a sewing techniques file of seams and finishes

    Dress requirements
    You must:

    • Wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
    • Tie back long hair
    • Remove any long accessories when working on the machines

    What to Bring
    For your first lesson you will need:

    • 100% cotton fabric with no stretch - either 2.2 metres for short sleeve pyjama option or 2.6 metres for long sleeve option

    From week two you will also need to bring along:

    • Tape Measure (the soft flexible type)
    • Fabric Marker
    • Quick Unpick
    • Berry headed pins
    • Hand sewing needles
    • Dressmaking scissor
    • General paper scissors
    • Pen, pencil, ruler, eraser and display book for notes
    • A box or container or bag to keep items in
    • Steel thimble (optional)
    • Needle Threader (optional)
    • Wrist pincushion (optional)

     

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