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.
Short Courses Term 1 2020
Licensing + Protection
The work isn’t always going to come to you, no matter how good you are. This module focuses on putting the professional photographer on the proactive front foot, helping them identify and develop opportunities for a sustainable working practice.
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.
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.
The ability to refine, amend and improve
a piece of text is not only required writing knowledge but it opens up your career options, introducing you to the fast-paced world of editing. By the end of this module, you'll feel confident to develop tone and structure across a range of written works, whether you’ve written it or not.
Interior Design intro
Not just cushion covers and paint swatches, Interior Design is one of the oldest creative industries, so in this module we’ll explore its origins and fundamentals. Using the design process (Discovery, Empathy, Ideation, Prototyping and Launch) we’ll look at how to approach a project, identify the core-problem and conceptualise appropriate solutions.
Film + Photography intro
During this module we’ll look at the fundamentals of DSLRs and how to plan a photography shoot using basic techniques and theory. We’ll also look at post-production programs (like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom) and how colour theory can take your images to the next level.
Branding + Identity intro
This module looks at graphic identities and how branding can communicate value to an audience. We’ll explore the basics of vector-drawing programs (like Adobe Illustrator) and build logos that can be rolled out across multiple formats and media.
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.