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WH O IS FOUN DRY Foundry is where best practice creative education and industry meet.. We represent an entirely new model in tertiary education. Foundry provides premium education in niche creative fields, delivered online and face to face, in regional areas. At our iconic campuses students have access to regular high profile industry speakers, face-to-face workshops, student support and the Foundry community. By joining forces with our partners we are able to provide Tasmanian students with a unique experience unavailable elsewhere in the country.
We are Tasmanian and we have a longterm vision for how we can contribute to an exciting future. Education being just the beginning. With the support of government and education departments, local creative industries, Tasmanian colleges and our educational partners, there’s an exciting future ahead.
OUR VISION We know Tasmania is full of creative talent. As Tasmanians, when we do things we do them well. From a tiny island state of half a million people we compete with the best in the world. With room to breathe, space to think and time to create, Tasmania is a place of time-honoured skills, innovation and dreams brought to fruition.
But for too long young Tasmanians seeking creative education to refine their skills have been forced to leave the state. Foundry was created to stop this from happening. In fact we went one step further and decided to dream bigger. What if Tasmania had the best creative education, culture and community in the country and could hold its own on the world stage? We believe that Tasmania has the potential to become a design and innovation epicentre, attracting national and international creative talent to the state.
TH E WILD The Wild is our brand new education experience built from the ground up by the Foundry team and designed to meet the needs of creatives. This is how your higher education journey starts and is the six-month education break you need to help you choose your path. A critical part of The Wild is giving you the space to recover after 12 years of education. To us this means you need more free time to go exploring, meet with friends, get creative and find inspiration. To do this we have put together an experience packed with opportunities to get in touch with your creative side.
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At this point you’ve spent at least 12 years of your life in formal education. You’ve learnt the system and maybe it worked for you, maybe it didn’t. Either way, what you’ve gotten is a single perspective on how learning should occur. We think it’s time to unlearn a little and take your education back into your own hands.
The Foundry approach to education is a radically inclusive and collaborative one. We believe that the student should be the center of the learning experience, with outcomes always rooted in industry. Instead of competing, we have brought together universities, TAFEs and industry brands to develop tertiary pathways. This mix offers students an education pathway that feels more premium, curated and personalised.
The Wild is built around an educational backbone to ensure you come out the other end with something to show for your effort. Beyond this however, Foundry has full creative control of the experience. Enter the great unlearn, rediscover your creativity and spend six months in this “kind of gap year” as you trial various creative fields.
TRY EVERYTHING AT L E A S T O N C E Now more than ever we live in a “try before you buy” society. But we have also developed an inbuilt fear about education that if we make a decision it could be the wrong one, so we don’t make a decision at all You can try on clothes before you buy them, why can’t you do the same thing with education?
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