Engagement in Creative Industry Projects

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Nepean Arts and Design Centre TAFE NSW was delighted to have nine of our Interactive Digital Media students.

The nine students are Bronte Balenzuela, Sam Gluyas, Ryan Herbert, Joel Kellett, Sirinya McKelvie, Sanabel Oudah, Louann Teariki, David Teh and Adam Tuchin, as participants in the Queen Street Riches and Textures 2014 project.

The project has been a wonderful opportunity for the students to put their studies into practice and work under the guidance of experienced mentors from outside of the TAFE environment. With the skilled guidance of Peta Khan and Leigh Bramall of Maitree House they have put into practice the following: liaising with a client, responding to a brief, using industry standard equipment with industry standard techniques, and managing deadlines. Each student has gained invaluable experience as well as being part of a rewarding community project. This has been a wonderful
experience, and we would like to thank Peta and Leigh, and the Penrith City Council for giving our students this opportunity.

TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute prides itself on the strong relationships we have with industry and our local community. Penrith Council is a strong supporter of the creative industries and has a good understanding of the social, cultural and economic capital they contribute to our region.

We would like to thank Adnan Begic, Cultural Projects Officer at St Marys Corner for coordination support and the amazing people of Queen Street who shared their stories with us. Peta and Leigh were inspiring role models for the students, as they not only passed on important skills but mentored them in professionalism.

Congratulations to Bronte, Sam, Ryan, Joel, Sirinya, Sanabek, Louann, David and Adam and who showed great commitment to this project, with impressive results. Students from the Nepean Arts and Design Centre, TAFE NSW are regularly engaged to work on creative industry projects that give valuable real world experience. Projects such as this one enrich their learning experience. We look forward to working again with Penrith City Council in the future.

Andrew Wagstaffe, Teacher, Interactive Digital Media Nepean Arts and Design Centre TAFE NSW

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