Hello… I have a question for any of you who can help me out.
Ill may have the opportunity to go to Australia next year. Im an Industrial designer but I woul like to study something like a postdegree… master… of product design, strategic design, enviromental design…
Can you tell me… how is the industrial design field in Australia? and what good University could I go to study? This is professionally and academically… to work and to study.
Thanks for any help you can give me… and please dont tell me that I have to check out all the posts in this forum, pleaaassee!! there are too many, you know it is hard to find something.
seriously if you’re experienced you may be ok, but dont expect to there to be a big workplace for industrial designers. as for studying, dont try newcastle university! they chopped the ID program altogether the year after i left.
In fact, it’s even better. Using the far superior workshop facilities at Newcastle TAFE, students spend the first 3 years at TAFE, where they gain an Advanced Diploma. The final fourth year is spent at the University of Newcastle where students complete a Bachelor of Industrial Design.
There are 2 stages:
Student first complete the Advanced Diploma of Product Design and Development from the Hunter Institute of Technology, located in Newcastle, Australia.
The TAFE has excellent facilities and staff. In addition to the existing University workshop facilities, the TAFE offers a rapid prototyper, laser cutter and a complete workshop with bandsaws, drills, lathes and milling machines.
Many of the University staff have transferred to the TAFE college campus and bring with them their knowledge and experience.
With a focus on drawing and sketching, 3D modeling, workshop skills and presentation techniques, this is an excellent course for a student wanting to be an excellent industrial designer.