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Product Design

Industrial designers create products for the home, workplace and public spaces. If you embark on a career in three-dimensional design, you could find yourself designing a wide range of products, from computers and mobile devices to tableware and bathtubs; from medical equipment to street lighting.

Our courses embrace the full spectrum of 3D design, including product, furniture and object design. You will develop essential creative skills, knowledge and practices, such as presentation techniques, materials, construction methods, model making and computer aided design. As you learn industry standard practices, you will have access to first class studios, workshops and facilities. Our lecturers will help you build a portfolio of your design work, which is vital for employment in this industry.

North Metropolitan TAFE is an Educational Member of DIA.

Shine 2021

This is your chance to see the best of our talented final year interior design students for 2021 from NMTAFE studies in art and design. Here are just a few examples.

Jo Gaunt
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Jo Gaunt
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Jo Gaunt
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Follow these links for a comprehensive collection of student and staff work.

Course list

National ID: CUA40720
State ID: AC94
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Design (Product Design)

Take your 3D design ideas to another dimension

This course will teach you how to design, draw and build models. You'll learn to use design software and undertake hands-on projects that require you to take your ideas all the way from concept to prototype.

Are you ready to take your 3D design ideas to the next level?

This course is suitable for anyone who does or would like to learn how to design, draw, use design software and build models.

You'll build your design skills and knowledge while undertaking hands-on projects that require you to take your ideas all the way from concept to prototype. Gain an insight into the specialist methods, skills and technologies used in the 3D design industry  and turn your ideas into prototypes for individual or mass produced consumer products.

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA30720
State ID: BGV6
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

Start designing your creative career

This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge to create and communicate design concepts and you'll have a great foundation to go on to further study in a range of industries, such as interior design or product design.

Start designing your creative career

This qualification is designed for those who are not yet certain which Design pathway to follow and it provides a foundation for graphic and product design, and you'll then be able to further your studies in either discipline. 

The course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to create and communicate design concepts within these areas. You will learn how to evaluate design solutions and to communicate ideas effectively using design terminology and a wide variety of visual presentation techniques, materials and technologies. 

The course is delivered over a six-month period and covers areas such as 2D design principles and processes, the creation of basic 3D models using digital and traditional methods, colour theory, drawing, and designing and creating business documents using Adobe design software. 

Completing this course gives you a great foundation to go on to further study in a range of industries, such as graphic design, product design or interior design. 

Certificate III
National ID: CUA60720
State ID: AC98
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts (Product Design)

Refine your creative practice

This course will advance your technical, creative and conceptual skills to develop a substantial body of work that expresses your creative vision.

Refine your creative practice

This course will extend your technical, creative and conceptual skills to develop a substantial body of work that expresses your creative vision.

You'll learn in our extensive purpose-built facilities and specialised studios based in the creative and cultural heart of the city that is home to the Art Gallery of WA, PICA and many other smaller galleries. You will receive constructive feedback, technical advice and assistance with design and development from our industry experienced lecturers.

Product Designers work within and across many mediums, and their practice may incorporate ceramics, digital art, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textiles or wood design.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA51120
State ID: AC96
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Visual Arts (Product Design)

Develop your 3D design skills through hands on projects

This course gives you the opportunity to take your product design ideas all the way from concept to prototype. You'll learn in our extensive purpose-built facilities and specialised studios in the creative heart of the city.

Take your product design skills to the next level

The Diploma of Visual Arts (Product Design) will develop your design skills and knowledge through hands on projects that require you to take your ideas all the way from concept to prototype. It is taught in our extensive purpose-built facilities and specialised studios based in the creative and cultural heart of the city that is home to the Art Gallery of WA, PICA and many other smaller galleries.

This course offers a diverse exploration of  the 3D design industry where you will have the opportunity to create consumer products such as furniture, home wares, commercial objects and wearable object design. 

Successfully complete the Diploma and you could find yourself designing high end furniture, or products for the home or commercial use.

Diploma
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