- Visual Arts, Design, Photography and Screen & Media
2016 NADC Information and Enrolment Sessions
2016 Term 1 and 2 NADC Design Short Courses
Statement in ArchiCAD Fundamentals
This course provides an introduction to the functions of ArchiCAD software for interior designers and interior decorators. The course includes an overview of the program; general orientation to the ArchiCAD working environment; description of working of tools; manipulation of objects; using window door and object library parts. There is also an introduction to generating 3D views of the model: - 3D paraline - perspectives - 3D sections - introducing the use of pens, materials, layers. When: Term 1, 20/1/2016 – 24/2/2016 and Term 2, 11/5/2016 – 15/6/2016 Where: Block P, Room PG:41, Kingswood TAFE, Gate 2, O’Connell Street, Kingswood. Enrol: http://wsi.tafensw.edu.au/course/archicad-fundamentals-tafe-statement/ Statement of Attainment in Interior Styling This course gives a basic introduction into Interior Design and Decoration. The course topics include; Application of colour in interior spaces; decorating residential interiors including selection materials and finishes for surface decoration and arranging objects and elements within the space; sourcing and assessing the suitability of products in a retail and wholesale environment; research significant influences in interior decoration and design. When: Term 1, 1/2/2016 and Term 2, 20/4/2016 – 16/6/2016 Where: Term 1, Building C,Wentworth Falls Campus at Blue Mountains College Term 2, Block P, Room P1:30, Kingswood TAFE, Gate 2, O’Connell Street, Kingswood. Enrol: http://wsi.tafensw.edu.au/course/interior-styling-tafe-statement/ Preparatory Skill Set for Professional Graphic Design Practice This skill set is for those preparing for a career in Graphic Design or for entry to CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design. Units in this skill set are broadly equivalent to the entry requirements in the Diploma of Graphic Design. Course topics include: exp
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2016 Design course information sessions
Design displays work at 2015 "Hope" breakfast for Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead
This year we celebrated our 10th year of working with the Breast Cancer Institute at Westmead Hospital. The Design section have been producing Hope posters for the annual charity breakfast celebrations providing inspirational artworks and imagery of patients, doctors, nurses and support staff associated with the Institute. The breakfast is a fund raiser for the Breast Cancer Institute and it is also a platform for raising awareness of research and treatment developments.
This year again the the students provided a great range of posters to decorate the breakfast event. The posters show many of the attendees at the breakfast so there is always a great interest in what creative designs students can do with images of people and sunflowers to promote Hope .
Again, Helen Clare worked tirelessly to make sure all posters were completed on time and ready for display. One of our ex Graphic Design students, Shayne Cocks, was the official photographer for the breakfast and was kept busy throughout the breakfast and then after taking photos of people for next years Hope posters. Thank you so much Helen and Shayne.
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"Hope" Banner Design and People's Choice Award winner at Breast Cancer Institute Breakfast 2015
This years Breast Cancer Breakfast for the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute was again decorated with fantastic designs produced by our Graphic Design Diploma students at Nepean Arts and Design Centre, Western Sydney Institute TAFE for the tenth year running. The imagery and text showed in the posters reflected the theme of "Hope" and displays patients, doctors, nurses, support families and community support groups that are associated with the Breast Cancer Institute at Westmead Hospital, reflecting their vision of "Hope" for a fantastic future and support for breast cancer research.
As always, a People's Choice award was given to one of the poster designs that the audience felt had the best overall design appeal. This years Designer was Mica Blanco who began his Diploma studies early in the year.
A second congratulations goes to Mica also as her overall banner design was chosen by the staff at Nepean Arts and Design Centre as a template to show all student designs to be displayed at the breakfast. Congratulations Mica and thanks for your wonderful design.
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2015 End of Year Contact Exhibition and Design Fair
You are invited to the end of year 2015 Contact Exhibition and Design Fair for graduating students from Graphic Design, Interior Design, Interactive Digital Media and Design Fundamentals from Nepean Arts and Design Centre.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday 25 th November with the official opening taking place at 6pm in P Block, Kingswood Campus, 12-44 O’Connell Street, Kingswood. The very popular Design Fair will again be present and on display in room P1:43 on Wednesday evening if you would like to pick up some unique creative designs that have been produced by our Design students just in time for Christmas.
The exhibition will be on display from Wednesday 25 th November to Wednesday 2 nd December. Please come along to view the works on display or contact Sandi Lucock, 9208 9500 or Craig Daalmeijer-Power, 9208 9513, for a tour the exhibition while it is open.
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Graphic Design Short Course in Parramatta 2015, Enrol Now
Enrol now in Preparatory Skill Set for Professional Graphic Design Practice short course as a Statement of Attainment available at the Parramatta Business Centre TAFE, Parramatta.
This skill set is for those preparing for a career in Graphic Design, entry to CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design or for those wanting to learn the basics for aesthetic design for graphic display of your own personal layouts such as family albums or invitations. Units in this skill set are broadly equivalent to the entry requirements in the Diploma of Graphic Design. Course topics include: explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms, generate design solutions, use typography techniques, research and apply Graphic Design techniques.
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Monday and Thursday evenings 2/11/2015 to 29/1/2016.
This is a 9 week course, 6 weeks in 2015 and 3 weeks into 2016 allowing for a good break to celebrate Christmas.
Where: Parramatta GWS Business Centre, TAFE, Philip Street, Parramatta.
Sample below have been produced by students from Diploma Graphic Design, Nepean Arts and Design Centre. This is a sample of the potential of visual communication and computer skills produced as a Graphic Designer after lots of practice. This short course introduces you to basic elements and language to enable you to develop your skills.
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Interior Styling short course at Blue Mountains TAFE, Wentworth Falls, 2015
Enrol now into our Interior Styling short course available in the Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls Campus.
Are you buying, renovating or simply dreaming of your ideal house and room environment to suit your families personality? Why not learn the basics of Interior Styling so you can add in your own personal style to your home.
This course gives a basic introduction into Interior Design and Decoration. The course topics include; application of colour in interior spaces; decorating residential interiors including selection materials and finishes for surface decoration and arranging objects and elements within the space; sourcing and assessing the suitability of products in a retail and wholesale environment; while also researching significant influences in interior decoration and design.
When: 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday 2/11/2015 - 26/1/2016. This is a 9 week course, 6 weeks in 2015 and 3 weeks into 2016 allowing for a good break to celebrate Christmas.
Where: Block C, Wentworth Falls TAFE, Blue Mountains College, Mitchell Street, Wentworth Falls.
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Enrol now for Design Fundamentals Cert III Term 4 2015
Our Term 4 2015 offer of Design Fundamentals Certificate III starts on 19th October so enrol now. This is a 10 week intense course, Monday to Wednesday, that allows students to finish the Certificate III in 2015 and prepare for entry into one of our Graphic Design, Interior Design Decoration or Interactive Digital Media Diploma courses at the start of 2016.
The Design Fundamentals course is our foundation course where you are given the opportunity to learn a variety of skills. Such as 2D & 3D forms, computer aided drawing, produce & prepare photo images, history & theory of design, explore colour, produce creative work, produce drawing for ideas, scale models and many more.
Enrol now to give yourself a head start into your Design studies in 2016.
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Visual Merchandising Diploma at NADC 2013
My name is Brendan, I'm 35, and I completed the Visual Merchandising Diploma course in 2013 and graduated with Distinction.
I found the course quite enjoyable - it's very hands on and creative combining drawing, computer design and display building. The curriculum is comprehensive, covering everything from creating a colour wheel to display window object suspension - with teachers that have years of industry experience and knowledge.
While studying - TAFE also provides the opportunity to gain hands on experience through work experience programs with Myer and The Royal Easter Show.
Once completing the course and having acquired the necessary skills, I gained full time employment as a Visual Merchandiser with a well known furniture company. Brendan Clarke
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