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learn to draw from your imagination! applications for 2017 are now open!

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Welcome to the new PAD website!

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Production Art Department
Illustration
Academy

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Production Art Department is a unique school in Sydney. Our courses focus exclusively on concept art, storyboarding, and comic book illustration for the entertainment industries.
We are a specialist college within the VET and University sectors of NSW. We teach illustration skills in every single class, based upon principles that enable you to draw believable characters and environments directly from your imagination.

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Digital Sculpting for Concept Art
Elective begins
May 19th!

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PAD is proud to present a brand new series of modules on Digital Sculpting for Concept Art with Evan Shipard! For nearly two decades, Evan has created artwork for some of the largest visual effects companies around the globe. In these modules, you will use Zbrush and Maya within a production pipeline to create concept art from film scripts. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn intensive preproduction techniques from one of Australia's most experienced commercial artists!

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Creative Business
Elective begins
May 17th!

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PAD is excited to welcome Vinh Lam to our team! Vihn is a highly successful entrepreneur, and a director of the Pyrmont Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank. Vinh has empowered artists to live their dreams as independent professionals. This new series of modules will teach invaluable business skills to practicing artists. If you have ever dreamed about working independently as a creative professional, then these modules are not to be missed!

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Lisa Morgan

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“Thanks to Vinh, I am now happily working as a full time artist. And I love it.”

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Gabby Malpas

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“Vinh is extremely well connected and is generous with sharing contacts and knowledge. He is truly a creative leader...”

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Aris Jonathan

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“My business has grown rapidly and my sales increased by 120% within the past 6 months.”

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Sophie Cooper

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“I have gone from knowing nothing about retail...to having a stand at Life Instyle and gaining 26 new stockists from around Australia.”

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Check out some of our student work!

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PAD is now structured into modules!

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PAD has a new
course structure!

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The curriculum is now broken up into ten-week modules. These modules are timetabled to fit within each term of the year. This new format is flexible because it allows you to study according to your lifestyle and budget. Read more about how our course structure works on our modules page!

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We offer both long-form and short-form
courses

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PAD thoroughly hones the foundation skills of drawing. We therefore teach a long-form course, consisting of consecutive modules. We also offer elective modules. These modules provide specialized skills in the form of short workshops. They run independently for ten weeks each.

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PAD is located at 5 Queen Street, Chippendale.

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