Tuesday, May 26, 2009
When I finish the certificate 4 I would like to get into interior/exterior design or architecture design. I am more interested in interior design and would like to go to the whitehouse college, maybe not straight away as I want to go traveling and move around a little more. But I would like to got to uni and get a bachelor of interior design. I was also researhing other places and the one that stuck out the most was a 6 week coarse that you can take at the interior design academy. That could be a nice to get a pre-introduction to make sure that this is what I want to do and am fully interested in.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
The Long Term Plan
So I made the decision that thats what Im goin to do, I will see it through no matter how many years I need to study for it.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Campus: Kingscliff TAFE
Articulation: Certificate IV in Design.
This course is for persons who want to gain skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to develop and communicate creative graphic design solutions across the areas of print and digital design.On completion, graduates will apply vocational training in the theoretical and practical aspects of graphic design to enter the industry with the aim of becoming an assistant graphic designer in a professional practice, or work as a freelance practitioner.Employment may be found in a range of areas including publishing, large corporations or government departments, video and TV production houses, printers or advertising agencies.
Campus: Kingscliff TAFE
When I finished year 10 there was an offer for students to go to a short workshop at the Queensland Institute of Graphic Art and I went and really enjoyed it, learned a fair bit in the time I was there. Also they do a lot of industry work there and I think they give work experience. At the end we all got offers to come and study there the following year, but as I hadn’t finished year 12 I couldn’t enroll. This could be a possibility for me to think about again now that I will have some equivalent certificates.
Queensland Institute of Graphic Art
INTRODUCTORY COURSE - A two week full time prerequisite course designed to assess each applicant's ability and potential while providing valuable insight and hands-on experience to the courses offered prior to enrolment, or any further commitment.
Part-time courses - In addition to our Certificate and Diploma career courses QIGA also offers 3 new exciting part-time Computer Graphic courses, each designed to meet both your personal and professional needs. All courses are industry structured and offer a comprehensive coverage of the major graphic programmes including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat.*
QIGA Creative - Individual programmes of 20 hours each. Classes are Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 2.30pm. (*Minimum classes of 4). Enquire about our QIGA Creative Package pricing.
QIGA Integrated - An advanced level of Graphic Design in Print, Packaging and Graphic Reproduction over 10 weeks following the QIGA Creative Package. Classes are Thursday and Friday from 9am to 2.30pm.
QIGA Sunset Courses - One-on-one. A course designed for those who wish to target specific areas of the Creative Package at either introductory or advanced levels. The hours required are based on individual assessment. Classes Monday to Friday from 3pm to 5pm.
Stefan Sagmeister interested me most because of his kind of quirky ideas behind all his pieces. He also generally seems to have a good idea on how to be happy and stay happy working in the industry. If you didn’t choose him for your blog I suggest you take a look at some of his work because he has a lot of great, even inspirational pieces.
Stefan Sagmeister is among today’s most important graphic designers. Born in Austria (1962), he now lives and works in New York. His long-standing collaborators include the AIGA and musicians, David Byrne and Lou Reed.
Stefan Sagmeister is no mere commercial gun for hire. Sure, he's created eye-catching graphics for clients, but he pours his heart and soul into every piece of work. His design work is at once timeless and of the moment and his painstaking attention to the smallest details creates work that offers something new every time you look at it.
While a sense of humor invariably surfaces in his designs, Sagmeister is nonetheless very serious about his work; his intimate approach and sincere thoughtfulness elevate his design. A genuine maverick, Sagmeister achieved notoriety in the 1990s as the designer who self-harmed in the name of craft: He created a poster advertising a speaking engagement by asking his assistant to carve the salient details onto his torso with an X-acto knife and photographing the result. Sunning himself on a beach the following summer, Sagmeister noticed traces of the poster text rising in pink as his flesh tanned.
Striking to the point of sensationalism and humorous but in such an unsettling way that it’s nearly, but not quite unacceptable, his work mixes sexuality with wit and a whiff of the sinister. Sagmeister’s technique is often simple to the point of banality: from slashing D-I-Y text into his own skin for the AIGA Detroit poster, to spelling out words with roughly cut strips of white cloth for a 1999 brochure for his girlfriend, the fashion designer, Anni Kuan. The strength of his work lies in his ability to conceptualise: to come up with potent, original, stunningly appropriate ideas.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
to pursue employment and/or further training in screen and media 3D animation planning and development using software tools such as 3D Studio Max.
Career OpportunitiesPossible job titles relevant to this training program include: web designer, media designer and fine artist.Entry RequirementsThere are no formal educational requirements for this training program.This course targets an important and high profile niche sector in the design industry, namely the artisan/designer printer who develops and prints their own designs on base cloths for a variety of end uses, including the fashion and or furnishing sectors. The course also provides training in design skills and knowledge for people who want to develop commercial fabric print designs for local and international markets, which may be produced on a mass scale. The emphasis of the qualification is to develop fabric print designers, who also have some technical knowledge of the mechanics of printing fabrics. You learn how to create and print innovative designs for fabrics while you apply considerations of aesthetics and function, and use a range of design and fabric printing applications technology. The course trains you for work in large printing and design firms, small printing workshops, or self-employment.Career OpportunitiesFabric designer and/or printer.Possible courses that this one may lead you to:- the Diploma of Design and Fabric Printing (7880)- the Diploma of Fashion Design (7809)- the Advanced Diploma of Interior Design (7557).Entry RequirementsNSW Higher School Certificate (or equivalent). It would be an advantage to have access to relevant studio practice.The above are two courses that i may wish to study once i complete certificate IV design fundamentals.
- The location in relation to the suburbs we are planing on living in.
- The length of the course
- The hours per week
- The recognition received from studying at certain schools
- The facilities available
- The qualification received at completion
- The cost
Offered to local students
About this course
Students create and execute design concepts and present finished artwork using a combination of traditional studio media and digital technologies. On completion graduates gain the vocational training to enter the industry as an assistant or junior designer in a professional practice, or work as a freelance designer.
The Advanced Diploma takes two years of intensive full time study to complete. There is an exit point at the successful completion of the first year when students may elect to leave with a Certificate IV in Graphic Design. Classes are held daily and consist of formal lectures, tutorials, workshops, supervised and unsupervised computer work and research. All assignments and projects are mandatory.
40510SA Advanced Diploma of Advertising & Graphic Design which is a Nationally Endorsed course. Graduates will also be awarded the internationally recognised City & Guilds (London) qualification.
You need to have completed a year 12 or equivalent and have basic computer and English communication skills. Certain exemptions apply if you are over 21, have previous experience or knowledge of the subject matter.
All current top end graphic design programs are covered in this course. They include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and InDesign as well as Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash.
We have an open access policy, all students are free to use our facilities at any time that the college is open (subject to availability).
Classes are limited to a maximum of 10 participants.
This design school is situated in the Melbourne CBD. The fees are approx. $11000/year. There is a government study loan option, similar to Hecs, available for this course. Enrolment is by interview and portfolio. The next course begins in Feb 2010. RPL is also available for this course as it is a nationally accredited curriculum. I am currently looking into whether I would only to do the second year considering I will be achieving a Cert 4 this year. I am very excited about this option because of the smaller class sizes and the attention to the particular skills of the individual.
Another option for me is at NMIT (National Melbourne Institute of Tafe). This is the information for the Diploma of Illustration.This would suit me because I am far more interested in the illustrative side of graphic design than the computer-based.
The course develops skills appropriate to the diverse illustration industry though set projects. Students gain experience in editorial, advertising, promotional and book illustration using such media as gouache, acrylic and oil paint, mixed media and technology. Drawing, context and culture, design and new media units support core illustration study. Creativity, innovation and individuality are fostered in the course as well as highly developed visual communication problem solving skills.
Successful completion of VCE or mature age. All prospective students must attend an interview session where they will be required to present a folio. The folio should contain a variety of art work which demonstrates the use of a range of materials and techniques including a selection of illustrations and freehand observational drawings. At interview students will also be asked to discuss their awareness of illustration and the illustration industry.
- About the Course
- Entrance Requirements
|BSBSBM403A||Promote the business (||50||Core|
|CUFMEM07A||Apply principles of visual design and communication to the development of a multimedia product||50||Core|
|CUFSAF01B||Follow health safety and security procedures||15||Core|
|CULMS07A||Develop small exhibitions||60||Core|
|CUSADM09A||Address legal and administrative requirements||50||Core|
|CUVDSP02A||Develop self as a designer||60||Core|
|CUVVSP11A||Apply techniques to produce digital images||50||Core|
|PSPPM401B||Design simple projects||65||Core|
|VPAU010||Analyse and implement sustainable work practices||15||Core|
|VPAU011||Apply research and critical analysis to inform artistic and design practice||100||Core|
|VPAU012||Use advanced drawing techniques to represent and communicate concepts||100||Core|
|VPAU013||Apply the elements and principles of design||100||Core|
|VPAU014||Manage creative and professional self||60||Core|
|VPAU040||Develop a concept and design in response to a given brief/commission||150||Core|
|VPAU041||Produce computer based illustration||140||Core|
|VPAU042||Produce an advanced 2-dimensional illustration from a brief||150||Core|
|VPAU043||Produce art work for final art production||60||Core|
|VPAU303||Produce an advanced 3-dimensional illustration from a brief||150||Core|
*Course hours are indicative and subject to change.
Skills Recognition - Exemptions/Transfers
Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfers on the basis of previous qualifications, which must be provided as evidence of completion.
As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised. On successful completion students will be awarded with the Diploma of Illustration
There is also the Diploma of Graphic design available at NMIT. The campus where this course is held is at Preston, about 20 mins drive from where we plan to live.
If we decide to not move to Melbourne I will be enrolling in the Graphic Design Diploma here at Kingscliff Tafe.