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Creative Industries

Draw on your creative passion and pursue a career in the music or visual arts industries. Our creative industries courses offer up a world of opportunities for those with a love for the arts!

Whether you prefer visual art, painting, textile design or pottery, we have a range of art qualifications and short courses to put you on the path towards your dream career. Our facilities are equipped with state of the art smartboards, external wet and dry areas and expansive indoor floor space to nurture the creativity of our regions’ upcoming artists.

For those destined for the spotlight, we also offer a creative environment for emerging musicians, songwriters and music managers.

National ID: CUA20420
State ID: BGU8
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

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Are you passionate about cultural art?

The Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Art will help students develop the basic art-making skills underpinning visual arts and craft practices.

Students will complete oral and written coursework and gain hands-on skills through independent and collaborative projects. Throughout the course, participants will work closely with the local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community to establish a reference group and use local cultural knowledge necessary to achieve some units of competency.

After successfully completing this qualification, participants could progress into a number of positions including Aboriginal visual arts worker, community arts centre trainee, community arts workshop trainee or ceramics studio trainee.

Certificate II
State ID: IAD10
Industry Creative Industries

Ceramics Introduction Skill Set

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Get creative!

Experiment, explore and learn a variety of techniques using clay, to form your own creative pieces.

You will imaginatively explore ceramic materials and processes to create and form your pieces by hand. Firing and glazing will also take place, where you will learn more about colours and design ideas that are relevant to your formed pieces.

This unit is appropriate for beginners, teachers, artists and hobbyists, where you can work at your own pace under the guidance of a lecturer.

Units:
CUACER201 Develop ceramic skills
CUAPPR101 Use ideas and techniques to develop creative work

The course is held 1 evening for 8 weeks.

Skill set
National ID: CUA20620
State ID: BGV8
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Music

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The music industry has a rich history in the North West providing a tool for expression, social and emotional well-being, and cultural identity.

The Certificate II in Music Industry is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with strong foundation skills upon which to build musical and production abilities. Students will receive an introduction to the music business, gain technical skills on their instrument of specialisation and learn the basics of audio engineering, including recording.

Participants will also build their ensemble skills, working with fellow students to rehearse and perform music. Upon completion of this qualification, students will have a good understanding of the music industry and best practices.

Certificate II
National ID: CUA30920
State ID: BGU4
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Music

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The music industry has a rich history in the North West providing a tool for expression, social and emotional well-being, and cultural identity.

The Certificate III in Music Industry provides students with an opportunity to enhance their musical performance and production abilities. This course can be studied face-to-face or completely online, from the comfort of your own home!

This course is suitable for participants who have mastered basic instrumental skills and are interested in building their career in the music industry. Students will develop their songwriting skills, master stagecraft and build their music business skills. 

    Students studying face-to-face will:

    • Build sound engineering skills in live and studio settings
    • Write original songs
    • Make a music demo recording of their original work
    • Build their ensemble skills, working with fellow students to rehearse and perform music
    • Create basic marketing material to kick-start their career
    Certificate III
    National ID: CUA40920
    State ID: BGW3
    Industry Creative Industries

    Certificate IV in Music

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    The music industry has a rich history in the North West providing a tool for expression, social and emotional well-being, and cultural identity.

    The Certificate IV in Music Industry assists students to further develop their skills and knowledge in music performance and composition. This course is suitable for participants who already possess instrumental and/or vocal skills and are interested in building their career in the music industry.

    Throughout this course, participants will build industry knowledge, develop a career plan and arrange marketing and public relations material to assist in building a positive reputation in the industry.

    Throughout this course, students will:

    • Further develop their skills as a musician
    • Build upon their performance craft
    • Build ensemble skills
    • Enhance their music industry skills, including developing marketing material
    • Develop and improve their sound engineering skills in live and studio settings
    • Build upon their songwriting craft
    • Record their work
    • Plan a career in the music industry
      Certificate IV
      National ID: CUA50820
      State ID: BGV2
      Industry Creative Industries

      Diploma of Music

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      The music industry is vibrant and constantly growing, with an ever-increasing strength of WA acts being heard at a national and international level.

      The Diploma of Music Industry provides participants with the skills to break into the wider music industry. Students will gain the knowledge and support to extend their career outside of their hometown and gain state or national exposure. Participants will extend their industry knowledge, negotiate contracts, manage copyright arrangements, and build on their performance techniques and repertoire.

      Throughout this course, students will:

      • Extend their skills as a musician, both in group and solo settings
      • Apply music knowledge and artistic judgement to their work and career
      • Manage copyright
      • Build their studio and live engineering skills
      • Negotiate contracts
      • Build sound engineering skills in live and studio settings
      • Incorporate music technology into their compositions
      • Produce sound recordings
      • Build and extend their career in the music industry
      Diploma
      State ID: IAB08
      Industry Creative Industries

      Painting Skill Set

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      Learn a variety of painting skills and techniques and create your own stretched canvas artwork.

      Our weekly painting course is a fun, engaging and relaxing environment where you will meet and work with like-minded people. The course is suitable for beginners, hobbyists and artists, where you can work at your own pace under the guidance of an art lecturer.

      Throughout the 6 weeks, you will learn the basics of colour theory and explore a variety of painting techniques and skills in order to create your own artworks ready to hang. Demos will also be shown on canvas stretching and ways to present your work. We will also look at many other types of artworks by various artists for inspiration and use a variety of painting mediums such as acrylic, watercolour, pastels, ink and oils. After the exploration of paints, colour and techniques you are free to work toward a final painting/s where you can choose your preferred mediums and techniques.

      There is also the opportunity to work in the art studio aside from set class days, however you will need to organise this with your lecturer to work out a suitable time to come in.

      Units:
      CUAPAI211 Develop painting skills
      Skill set
      State ID: IAD56
      Industry Creative Industries

      Printmaking on Paper - Beginners Skill Set

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      Get creative!

      Using non-toxic and sustainable methods of printmaking to produce etchings you will immerse yourself in 1 term of printmaking including different ways of treating surfaces and preparing paper for printing.

      Explore multiple techniques to produce unique state prints.

      Units:
      BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
      CUAPRI2111 Develop printmaking skills

       

      Skill set
      State ID: IAD53
      Industry Creative Industries

      Textile Printing - Beginners Skill Set

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      This course is suitable for creative types who have yet to dabble in the art of textile printing, and would like to try something new!

      Participants will be able to explore some of their favourite motifs on paper and fabric. Students attending this class will learn how to produce their own line of works using some ready-made materials.

      Units:
      BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
      CUAPRI211 Develop printmaking skills
      CUATEX201 Develop skills in textile work

      Classes: 1 day for 10 weeks.

       

      Skill set
      National ID: CUA10320
      State ID: BGR6
      Industry Creative Industries

      Certificate I in Visual Arts

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      The art industry is significant in the North West of Australia with its vibrant festivals, exhibitions and cultural celebrations.

      The Certificate I in Visual Arts provides participants with the fundamental creative and technical skills that underpin visual arts and craft practices. Throughout this course, students will develop basic skills in utilising the appropriate mediums for different genres of work, and the safe use of art products in the industry.

      There are a great many opportunities within the art area from production of small local products to be sold in markets, pop-up shop initiatives, art competitions, art as an engagement pathway for other non-profit organisations, as well as production of works available through local galleries to large works such as paintings, jewellery, ephemeral installations, public art and sculptures for the community and local organisations.

      Certificate I
      National ID: CUA20720
      State ID: BGS4
      Industry Creative Industries

      Certificate II in Visual Arts

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      Your creative career starts here!

      The Certificate II in Visual Arts allows participants to develop the basic creative and technical skills that underpin visual arts practices. Come and join in on the fun while you explore your artistic talents, and by the end of the course you'll be on your way to creating your very own masterpiece or embarking on your own microbusiness venture!

      There are a great many opportunities within the art area from production of small local products to be sold in markets, pop-up shop initiatives, art competitions, art as an engagement pathway for other non-profit organisations, as well as production of works available through local galleries to large works such as paintings, jewelry, ephemeral installations, public art and sculptures for the community and local organisations.

      This course provides a pathway to a wide range of other qualifications in visual arts and craft, and more broadly, the creative industries.

      Classes are often held in the evenings and depend upon industry demand. It is recommended to complete one or two units only per term.

      Certificate II
      National ID: CUA31120
      State ID: BGV9
      Industry Creative Industries

      Certificate III in Visual Arts

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      Further develop your professional skills in visual arts.

      The Certificate III in Visual Arts provides participants with the practical skills to utilise appropriate mediums for different genres of work. Students will gain introductory skills in art theory and history, and investigate and create original works which reflect their responses to the inspiration and research undertaken.

      This qualification will set you up with the basic creative and technical skills of visual arts and crafts practice. It's the perfect way to hone your skills and creativity ready for a career in a range of areas.

      Throughout this course, students will complete knowledge questions and practical tasks, and present concepts underpinned by the unit of competencies.

      Classes are often held in the evenings and depend upon industry demand. It is recommended to complete one or two units only per term.

      Certificate III
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