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Art and Design Courses

Art and Design courses offer students a chance to explore their passions and bring their artistic ideas to life.

Courses in this sector are formulated to equip you with the practical skills and background knowledge you need to accomplish detailed design tasks and utilise the latest technology within any organisation. Learn traditional artistic techniques and advanced programs like Adobe Photoshop, CAD, Maya3D and Unity.

Popular courses in Art and Design

Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation

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This course is for people who want to work in feature filmmaking, game design and development, television, online content development and advertising in roles such as 3D concept or visualisation artist, matte painter, modeller, animator, character rigger, compositor or VFS coordinator, just to name a few.

Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course code: CUA60715

This course will take you to a new level – it is designed to develop the creative independence, knowledge and experience that is required for a career as a professional artist.

Diploma of Graphic Design

Course code: CUA50715

Are you a natural creative thinker with artistic flair? Our nationally recognised Diploma of Graphic Design is taught by teachers with real industry experience, who will help you find your creative niche in the graphic design landscape.

Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course code: MSF50213

Do you want to be an interior decorator, colour consultant, interior stylist or commercial decorator for furnishing and fabric stores and suppliers? This Diploma will give you the skills to be employed in any of these roles.

Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media

Course code: CUF40207

Are you interested in the creative side of digital media? The Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media will provide you with broad skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts, across the digital content industry.

Why study an Art and Design course?

An art and design course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from curating art exhibitions and styling commercial interiors to breaking boundaries in digital media and game design. Qualifications in art and design can lead to a job as an interior designer, animator, graphic designer, web designer or game designer. The average weekly salary for an interior designer is $1,057.

Whether you're just starting out in your art and design career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the area include Design, Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Interactive Digital Media, Screen and Media, Art Administration and Digital and Interactive Games.