South Regional TAFE has hosted a digital animation masterclass for a delegation of Chinese students, positioning the college as a world leader in the area of teaching digital animation skills. The delegation of 10 Chinese students participated in the 1½-day masterclass, held at the Margaret River campus, to learn about the latest developments in Western Australia's digital animation industry.
The event was hosted as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Sister State relationship between Western Australia and the Zhejiang Province in the People's Republic of China. Sister State relationships aim to create and develop cultural and friendship links between overseas countries. These links can lead to developments in trade, business and cultural exchange.
South Regional TAFE Managing Director Duncan Anderson said the college was chosen to host the event after showcasing its abilities in digital media and animation, and for its proven track record in nurturing creative industries. "We were really pleased to host this event at our Margaret River education campus and welcome the Chinese students to the South West," Mr Anderson said. "It was a brilliant opportunity to demonstrate our digital animation skills training and encourage the students to further engage with Western Australia's creative industries."
Chinese student Luo Meng Yuan was impressed by the modern facilities and the equipment that was used during the class."The interaction with the teacher is important and I thought the teacher was very good and keen to share his knowledge," she said.
November 2017 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Sister State relationship between WA and China's Zhejiang Province.The Governments of both regions are working together to create a program to celebrate the milestone and promote collaboration.
South Regional TAFE offers the following digital media courses to international students: