Well I've currently finished high school, went to tafe for about 10 weeks and did Business then I soon discovered that business was not for me. I'm an arty kind of person and I'm interested in illustration and design.
My problem is that I can't find a suitable art course to get me into university for a bachelor. Does anyone know of any certificate level art courses for this year so it can help me get into a diploma for next year and so on? Most preferable in Brisbane.
I'm not really sure what I should put into a portfolio to apply for a diploma, it would be nice if someone gave me an example or describe it.
The old qtac book had mostly university courses listed, very little about TAFE, especially for fine arts.
Thanks for the response.
Does this count as a facial expression?
Does anyone have an opinion on this short course? Do you think it will get me or anyone else somewhere?
Hopefully someone can give you a better opinion than mine, but I've done a 2 year graphic design course which is somewhat similar to the course you linked to - a VERY mixed bag of subjects.. the course you listed has photography, 3d, music, video, animation, image editing, etc...along with painting, illustration, drawing... I wonder how much would you really get to learn in just 20 weeks, though. We barely touched the surface of our subjects in 2 years!
I guess this course is useful if you're not quite sure what you want to get into - it'll give you a taste of everything, and you can find out which area you like best to concentrate on for further study.. but if you want to get better at drawing, painting etc, I reckon you should look around and see what other options are available to you. Just my opinion, of course.. :)
Oh - just re-read your posts.. if it helps you get into Uni, then go for it.. ;) (I'm not sure how all that works though, sorry.)
Sounds like that course is a bad idea then, not worth it for a certificate 2 huh? I have to spend 2 hours to get there each time since I live in south Brisbane and that's at Morningside. Maybe I should spend the money on text books and programs instead. Hopefully next year there are more courses and more places. Why do they have to put the OP up to 6 or 7 for fine arts, it's just insane.
OP's are a pain in the arse. Right now I am in my second year of IT at QUT, but I want to change to a double degree - IT and Multimedia, also at QUT. Even though I have almost completed all of the IT part of that double degree, they say I still have to apply through QTAC. They won't let me swap over even though I am already studying the IT side of it. Which makes it annoying because the OP cutoff was a 4 in the year I applied for it (I got a 5) and it was 5 last year, so I'm going to have to really keep my GPA up if I have any chance of getting in. Hope you find a course that you like!
One word, Range. You need to show that you can draw a range of things. People (both genders) quiet and in action. Vechicles, buildngs landscapes and animals etc.
But that being said, a lot of Uni and TAFE places demand specific folios.
For example, when I was at QCA my foilo requirment for entry was.
A scene with full outdoor background.
An original character draw in 4 poses, 2 of which must be action.
Chose one of the action poses and draw it from 4 different angles.
Draw a 6 heads with different facial expressions.
Add 4 other images of your choice.
Do not include anime of superhero style art or characters.
So I recomend that you look into the place you want to study to find out if they have any requirments.
Oh and a lot of TAFE's have the cert courses you are looking for. Look in the QTAC handbook when it comes out again.