Take The Next Step In Your Career
Foundry Short Courses focus on teaching and developing specialised skills from the ground up. Covering the basic technical skills involved in a variety of creative fields, each short course is designed to provide relevant hands-on skills - taught by teachers who are also successful working creatives.
Each Short Course is a 10-week single module with no prior learning required. So whether you’re changing careers, looking to enhance your current skill-set, or you’ve just left school and want to taste-test a creative field, our Short Courses are designed to help you do just that.
Courses Available In October
PR + Advertising
We explore copywriting and how it communicates a message through traditional print media, highlighting key features and benefits to the consumer. This module further addresses how image and text work together, supporting each other rather than mimicking.
Content delivered via video has proven to have a much higher audience engagement than text or static image. This module establishes a workflow for shooting, editing and releasing video content using software such as Adobe Premiere.
Print + Publishing
The way we lay out communication can make all the difference as to whether it actually communicates or not. In this module, we explore page layout programs (like Adobe InDesign) and learn the psychology behind reading on the screen and in print. You will also learn typography basics so you know the difference between your sans and your serifs.
Research + Referencing
Writing is more than just getting the text on paper. It’s about finding angles, sources, and gaps that are screaming out to be identified, explored and, sometimes, exposed. This module is all about getting the facts, checking the facts and communicating them to your readership.
Introducing visual effects and motion graphics can make all the difference to your film work, helping your video content stand above the crowd. In this module, we cover the basics of Adobe After Effects and how it integrates into editing software.
This module looks at how we present ideas toan audience in a formal setting. We’ll focus on what needs to be communicated and how we show that through an electronic presentation, by cleverly using words and imagery to maximum effect. This is perfect if you want to knock their socks off without having to verbally say too much.
Learn the mechanics of all the popular platforms, and strategies to build and engage with your following. You’ll also gain an understanding of planning content for campaigns, how to recognise online user habits and characteristics, and how to analyse data ina meaningful, useful way.
During your time at Foundry, you’ll benefit from our industry guests as part of our Foundry LIVE creative day conferences. We frequently fly national guests to Tasmania to speak to our students about their experiences as working creatives. Outrageous? Perhaps to others. But to us it’s a must-have part of the Foundry experience? Absolutely.
Support Your Learning In Co-Lab
Co-Lab is a cornerstone element of studying at Foundry. We dedicate both time and a whole campus space to this element of your learning. Designed to mimic the lightly structured environment of a working creative studio - where interactions are encouraged and problems are solved in a group environment - this is where, guided by your Co-Lab Mentor you can work on assessments, get help or advice or dive a little deeper into an element of your studies which has really ignited your creative juices.
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We have put together an experience packed with opportunities to go exploring, meet with friends, get creative and taste your career options. Download the brochure for all the details.