At the Hub we've learnt that talented young people are capable of extraordinary things. We've seen that learning is non-linear: a smart, self-motivated 15-year-old with good support & the right opportunities can be capable of learning university-level content and doing professional-level work.
This Cadetship is about exactly that: non-linear learning for students with a natural flair for visual art, helping them progress along the exciting vocational pathway that is digital design.
Design Cadets learn hands-on skills through classes and workshops taught by experts and they get to demonstrate those skills by working on creatively-challenging projects. They get professional exposure through work experience placements with Hub partners and earn by teaching others what they’ve learned.
What you will Learn
Design Cadets learn hands-on skills through classes and workshops taught by experts and get to demonstrate those skills by working on creatively-challenging projects.
Through the weekly workshops and assignments, cadets will develop valuable professional and functional skills. Those professional skills include answering to a brief, understanding a client’s audience, working to a deadline, collaborating with others and pitching ideas. Functional skills include the illustration, graphic design and interaction design skills required to produce digital designs.
Cadets will get professional exposure through work experience placements with Hub partners and earn by teaching others what they’ve learned.
How it is delivered
The program revolves around a series of creative assignments in which Cadets receive a client brief and must answer to that brief by producing a digital artefact. These artefacts include things like social media graphics, corporate branding and website designs - these are all of high value to real clients .
Assignments are backed up with weekly Cadet sessions at the Peregian Digital Hub, some in the form of specialist workshops led by industry experts. In the weeks/weekends between the in-person sessions, Cadets work from home on their assignments with support from mentors and peers online via the same collaboration tools that world class companies use.
A weekly after-school class at the Hub taught by design experts
Workshops taught by industry experts and visiting mentors
Excursions to learn from digital design teams working in industry
Work on challenging projects that show off your skills to potential employers & universities
Learn on-the-job skills through work experience placements with the Hub's partner companies
Earn from paid work projects with Hub partners and pick up valuable professional experience
Meet our Mentors
Our mentors all are succesfull and experienced industry professionals who look forward to share some of their knowledge with the Cadets. Through the Cadetship they will guide the students and teach them how to produce high quality work and give them constructive feedback to help them grow.
Creative Director | Rebel Sports
Managing Director | Social Tap
Brand Strategist | Social Tap
Founder | Saturate Studio
Founder | Noble Union
Head of Sales | HubSpot.
Image Up Club | Founder
Josephmark | Founder
UX Program Manager | YouTube
Brand & Marketing | Fable Food Co.