12 August 2018

WADE JEFFREE SAYS THANK YOU FOR HIS FOLIO PREP START





Seeing the incredible achievements of our ex students is certainly on of the very best perks of our job as Creative Industries educators. This week International graphic designer (and ex-Folio Prep student), Wade Jeffree treated our art, design and photography students to a wonderful presentation about his amazing creative journey.

After completing Folio Preparation, Wade went on to study Communication Design at Swinburne University. He then travelled to the USA where he landed a dream job with his design hero, the world renowned designer Stefan Sagmeister!
@stefansagmeister.

Wade is now a "New York-based Designer and Art Director whose practice is based upon creating long-standing collaborative partnerships built on honesty and purpose within the fields of art, culture, and commerce. He believes in a life where work and play are forever intertwined". (Reproduced from wadejeffree.com).

Wade and his partner Leta Sobierajski now run their own highly acclaimed graphic design studio from Brooklyn, New York. Selected clients include:Nike, Google, Uniqlo Japan, Refinery 29, AIGA, Bloomberg Businessweek, Digg, Riposte Magazine, Ghostly International Records, IBM, Columbia University, Kiehl’s, The New York Times, Tate Modern, DOTS, Renault, Bjarke Ingels Group, Hawthorns Group, Next Wave Art Festival (Aus), Dumbo Art Improvement District, L’oreal Melbourne Fashion Week, Le Turtle, AARK watches, Odd Pairs, The Designers Foundry and Styles Upon Styles Records.

Wade and Leta have become renowned for their Complements Project. 'Complements explores Leta and Wade’s relationship, as well as the universal strangeness of love, highlighting their individual talents that complement (and compliment!) each other. The project as a whole is sharp, creative, and light-hearted, highlighting a stunning dynamic between the real-life artist couple and their shared passion for unique design'. (Words by Kate Messinger). Five images from the Complements Project are reproduced below.

Wade’s presentation at NCAT was in turn hilarious, humble, honest and totally inspiring. The students were incredibly excited and went away thinking that with desire and hard work, their creative vision can become a reality! Folio Prep Program Leader Tracy Paterson (pictured with Wade) taught Wade Graphic Design and Photo-Imaging at Folio Preparation. She was so happy and proud to have played a small a part in his journey those twelve years ago at NCAT!

We all look forward to seeing what’s next for Wade. You can keep an eye out on what he is doing on his website wadejeffree.com or on instagram @wadejeffree

Images reproduced with thanks to Wade Jeffree and Leta Sobierajski



















1 August 2018

UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR FOLIO PREPARATION AND CREATE

If you would like more information about NCAT Folio Preparation or NCAT Create and a tour of our facilities, we have an information session coming up at the beginning of Term Three. Swing by and say hello!

NCAT FOLIO PREPARATION
and NCAT CREATE
INFORMATION SESSIONS

6 PM SHARP
TUESDAY 7th AUGUST 2018
NORTHERN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
62 MURRAY ROAD, PRESTON
Due to building works,
entry is via Sheila St or Jensen Rd gates.
Sessions start promptly

Call 03 9478 1333 for further details or check the NCAT website ncat.vic.edu.au

29 July 2018

WIX SHOUT OUT - FOLIO PREP

Read up on Folio Prep in our latest Wix Shoutout!

NCAT Folio Preparation
"Why not go out on a limb, that's where the fruit is" Mark Twain
APPLY TO STUDY ART OR DESIGN AT NCAT FOLIO PREPARATION
NCAT Folio Preparation provides you with portfolio enhancement and a proven pathway for entry into tertiary courses within the visual arts or design areas or direct employment in the creative industries. It offers you creative skills, confidence and a fine folio.

22 July 2018

FOLIO PREPARATION APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 ARE NOW OPEN

Apply now to study Art or Design at NCAT Folio Preparation

HOW TO APPLY
You will need to apply directly to NCAT Folio Preparation, not through VTAC. Please note that we are listed in the VTAC Guide though.
We accept applications from mid year onwards. On receiving your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time. We interview students from August onwards. Applications after December will be accepted, however only early applications can be guaranteed a place in the course.

You will be required to bring some creative work to your interview to give us an idea of your existing skills and interests. This could include some evidence of drawing/design/art work or any other supplementary information you regard as creative. 
Applicants to this course MUST have satisfactorily completed the VCE/VCAL senior or if over 21, be able to display equivalency to VCE/VCAL Senior through experience. We understand that you may not have received final VCE/VCAL results on application but be aware that NCAT Folio Preparation course offers are provisional on you successfully gaining your VCE or VCAL Senior qualification.
Application forms are available online at ncat.vic.edu.au or by downloading a form by clicking the  button below. 

For further information about the course or to submit an application, please contact:
NCAT Folio Preparation
Telephone: (03) 9478 1333

Email : NCATfoliopreparation@gmail.com 
WEB: ncat.vic.edu.au

FOLIO PREPARATION IS DESIGNED TO:
  • Provide students with a tailor-made program that suits their individual needs & requirements
  • Build student’s confidence and creative maturity
  • Improve students’ practical and conceptual skills, and provide them with a substantial body of practical work for Tertiary interview and entrance. 
  • Provide detailed careers research and counselling to enable students to make informed choices regarding the multitude of art & design courses and careers on offer
  • Introduce students to new media 
  • ​​​​​​​Introduce students to the Adobe suite of computer programs including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Indesign, building their creative computer skills to a proficient level 
  • Cater for a range of skills and interests, from beginners to advanced students 
  • Enable mature-aged students seeking a career change to build their practical and conceptual skills and to create a comprehensive portfolio
  • Enable students to trial a wide range of skills and techniques in either art or design discipline
UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSION
6PM, TUESDAY 7th AUGUST 2018
at 
NORTHERN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
62 MURRAY ROAD, PRESTON
NOTE: Due to building works, entry is via Sheila St or Jensen Rd gates.

5 May 2018

NCAT ARTS AT THE MELBOURNE VCE and CAREERS EXPO

The VCE and Careers Expo is Australia's biggest education and careers expo and it is now in its 27th year!

NCAT Arts staff attend the Expo every year to help aspiring creatives find their way into the industry. NCAT is at stall 37 over the weekend at the VCE and Career Expo. Well done to this morning’s NCAT crew Ali, Tracy and Matt. Good luck to Zac, Irene and Anne who are doing the afternoon shift. Drop by and say hi! 

2018 Expo Times:
Thursday 2 May and Friday 3 May, 9am-3pm Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May, 10am-4pm
Station Street, Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield
 

4 February 2018

NCAT CREATE 17 EXHIBITION 'FOUND'

© Image: Aylsa McHugh, 'Untitled No1'
'Found' is an exhibition of work by 2017 graduates of Northern College of Art and Technology's Create course.

Each Create artist brings with them a wealth of previous study, working life and personal experience and this is reflected in the depth and breadth of the work produced.

The 28 artists forming the Create 17 collective have explored feminism, motherhood, health and the human body, Australian landscape and environmental sustainability across a broad range of media. Sitting together in the studio, artists shared stories of searching for home and belonging, in new places, new careers, and in creative communities. The work spans from memories of childhood to recent experiences of mothering, caring for ageing parents and dispatching stereotypes.

The show opened on Friday 9th February 6-9pm at Neon Parlour, a multi-purpose creative space in inner Melbourne's Thornbury. It was opened by NCAT Create Program Leader, Tracy Paterson

ARTISTS: Ali Griffin / Ali Ferrett / Aylsa McHugh / Bella Wenging Hi / Bronwyn Calcutt / Cate Laidler / Chantal Camilleri / Christine Pike / Chrissy Imbessi / Clare Rantall / Cy O'Neill / Nardine Keriakous / Helen Meikle / Judy / Schaube / Julie Vinci / Kate Clifford / Katy Hood / Leanne Coughlin / Maribel Arcilla / Mel Vizard / Natalie Kouts / Nicola Hoyle / Nicole Thibault / Nikki Frankel / Ruth Shepherd / Sarah Coffey / Serina Mukerjee / Shirley Billing

Opening night featured sound by DJ Helter Stupid.



    



                       



 EXHIBITION: Wed 7 Feb - Sun 25 Feb 2018

OPENING NIGHT: Fri 9 Feb / 6 - 9pm

Neon Parlour, 791-793 High Street, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia

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Neon Parlour Facebook page




2 February 2018

WELCOME TO THE 2018 NCAT FOLIO PREPARATION STUDENTS!


Welcome to our 2018 Folio Preparation cohort. It is a full house this year! Students have come from all over the place... even Perth! The students are spread over two groups - Design and Visual Arts. We are looking forward to a cracking year of creativity. Apologies to those on the waiting list who missed out on a position. You are welcome to reapply for 2019 but get in early. Applications open in June.

Interested? You can read more about what is in store for the students here

31 August 2017

EXTENDING THE EXPERIENCE AT NCAT FOLIO PREPARATION

At Folio Preparation, much of the student learning takes place in the classroom, which acts as a simulated workplace. But there is more to learning than being in a classroom.

We encourage our students to get out and about to experience art and design in the wider community. The art students are expected to regularly visit art exhibitions and the design students need to keep abreast of design trends.

In addition to these self directed options, we find it helpful for students to attend events organised by our staff, both on campus and off.

This year we have organised visits to a broad number of art and design locations.

Students have checked out the National Gallery of Victoria - both International and Federation Square galleries, Heide gallery and park, The Abbotsford Convent artist and designer studios and galleries, The Old School New School of Design and Typography (OSNS), Flinders lane Galleries trail, Blindside artist space, RMIT Art departments, Nicholas Building artist studios, Anna Schwartz Gallery to name a few!

Getting out of the studio and into the community inspires students to think differently and put their art and design work into the context of the contemporary creative world.

Art and design should never be created in a bubble!





Ex Folio Prep student Cameron Schwab talking about his creative process
Ex Folio Prep student Vicky Novoselski, now a Visual Merchandiser talking
about the difference Folio Prep made to her tertiary experience
We also have a highly successful guest speaker program at NCAT.

Students had access to a number of photography based lectures organised by PIC.

Ex students Cameron Schwab and Vicky Novoselski gave amazing presentations, inspiring students with insights into their further study experiences, the interview process, putting their folio together, dealing with the pressures of study and how they produce their creative work. Brilliantly inspiring!

To keep up with our students activities, follow our instagram feed:

@ncateducation

6 February 2017

WELOME ON BOARD TO OUR FOLIO PREP 2017 GROUPS!

The staff at NCAT Folio Preparation wish to welcome our latest Folio Prep student cohort! Both the Design and Visual Art groups are fully subscribed this year. 
There is nothing like a full house!


The students enjoyed fast paced, action packed orientation day this week and we look forward to getting into the groove of classes next week!

At right they are building straw towers in a frantic competition to be the tallest. Icebreaker!

2 February 2017

NCAT FOLIO PREPARATION | CREATE STAFF

Welcome back for a bumper year at NCAT Folio Preparation. Our staff are looking refreshed and ready to go!
Left to right: Bei Janetzki, Rachel O'Connor, Mark Russell, Ian McKey, Anne Connors, Program Manager Tracy Paterson, Neil Davis. Absent: Ali McCann and Jess Tupper


18 October 2016

NCAT CREATE'S COUCHFEST COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

This year's Create students played a pivotal part in NCAT's premier annual event, Couchfest, a collaboration of music, visual arts and performing arts with key values centred around diversity and sustainability. 

The Create students were given the brief to work collaboratively to repurpose curb-side couches as art installations for the music and arts festival. Each group was given a couch or arm chair and a very short time line. They had to negotiate through inspiration, ideas, processes, obstacles and personal preferences to find a shared and sustainable vision for each couch.

The couches ranged from:

  • The Silent Reviewer: a movie couch, replete with popcorn, videos and remote 
  • A boat like couch called Imagination where children's stories come to life and wishes come true
  • The Couch as nest: Branches, twigs, feathers and leaves formed around this snug couch
  • The Deconstructed Armchair: An old armchair is completely dismantled and rebuilt into a sculpture
  • The Love Hotel Couch: Based on Japanese Love Hotels, this couch investigates ideas around intimacy in our crowded world
  • The Ai Wei Wei Column: Inspired by the installation work of Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei, three plastic Bunnings chairs in faux marble sit precariously atop a roman column
  • The Desert Armchair: Eroding in the desert winds, this chair and side lamp are slowly disappearing

Initially the student's were unsure about working together, but they threw themselves into the project and discovered the joys of collaborative art installations.

One group decorated a tiny house, built by the college's Building pre-apprentices, as a very old school comfy lounge room! The Tiny House was used as a stage on the day for acoustic acts.

Special mention also goes to one student who went off on a side track to investigate emoticons and why there is never the right one for your mood. She explored as an interactive piece the possibilities of a series of NCAT emoticons.

All images ©NCAT