Arts

Arts

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Make pieces of art, contribute to the cultural conversation, launch your own creative small business, or support artists in communicating their vision to the world. You’ll learn to master your creative process, immerse yourself in art history or work behind the scenes in the arts industry when you graduate from a TAFE NSW arts course.

Arts Administration

Gain business skills and work behind the scenes championing the arts industry and celebrating artists, art culture and performance.

  • Statement of Attainment Art History and Theory

    900-81717

    Interested in art history? This engaging short course is a great way to build your understanding of how art is informed by culture, politics, religion and more. Take part in hearty conversations about art history and apply your learnings to your own practice.

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  • Certificate IV Arts and Cultural Administration

    CUA40820-01

    Spend your work days in a creative environment. Gain the skills to build your career as an arts administrator and be an integral part of a team in art galleries, museums, performing arts centres and community groups.

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  • Certificate IV Arts and Cultural Administration (Galleries and Museums)

    CUA40820-02

    Work in a creative environment every day and gain the skills to build your career as an arts administrator or museum educator. Build key skills and gain first-hand experience working on leading artistic and cultural events in Sydney and regional NSW.

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Ceramics

Whether you’re a keen hobbyist or dream of a thriving small business, a ceramics course gets you on the wheel to shape your skills in artistic and functional pieces.

  • TAFE Statement Open Studio Practice - Ceramics

    800-000178

    This program provides access to studios and facilities so you can improve your skills by developing your own work. The studios and facilities are under the supervision of a skilled TAFE teacher who can provide tutorial assistance.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics Foundation - Intermediate Skills/Techniques

    800-000185

    Learn the foundations of ceramic studio art practice in a supportive and professional environment. Build upon existing wheel forming, design, mould making, hand forming, kiln packing and firing skills. You will refine technical and conceptual skills through a process of experimentation and practice. Teachers will demonstrate a wide range of specific techniques and skills so that you can further develop with clay. This course can be extended into a full year program as a series of four payment terms to give a full range of basic ceramics skills. On completion of the full year, students may articulate into the Diploma of Ceramics.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics - Handbuilding

    800-000195

    Learn basic and intermediate techniques of hand forming with clay. Along with pinching, coiling, extruding and slabbing, surface, glaze, and firing techniques will be covered.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics - Wheelforming Advanced

    800-000750

    This course is designed for advanced hand forming techniques and imaginatively explore ceramic materials and process to create sculptural and hand-formed vessel forms. Learn to design and discuss ideas and concepts, combine various hand-building techniques, decorate, glaze and fire your body of work.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics Foundation - Basic Skills/Techniques

    800-000187

    In this course, you will learn the foundations of ceramic studio art practice in a supportive and professional environment. Explore basic wheelforming, design, mouldmaking and handforming skills. In developing ideas for project work, you will refine technical and conceptual skills through a process of experimentation and practice. Teachers will demonstrate a wide range of specific techniques and skills so that you can unlock your creativity with clay. This course can be extended into a full year program as a series of four payment terms to give a full range of basic ceramics skills. On completion of the full year, students may be eligible to articulate into the Diploma of Ceramics.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics - Wheelforming

    800-000194

    Relax, unwind and get creative in this short 8 week ceramics course. Learn about the art of clay and wheelforming as you explore the techniques behind making ceramic products and finish the course with the skills to start your own small business.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics PLUS - Master Series

    800-000196

    This workshop will be presented by expert artists who will demonstrate specific individual techniques and apply advanced skills and knowledge to specialist application areas of the ceramic art form.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics Glaze and Fire

    800-000191

    This hands-on practical course will focus on skills in glaze testing and making along with kiln firing. The programme is tailored to individual workshop needs from beginner to advanced level. Theory lectures include basic glaze and firing technologies, glaze testing methodologies, glaze application, colour theory and glaze fault resolution. Participants will work with their own choice of clay body and firing range. Instruction on Kiln management, programming procedures and firing cycles will be given. Kilns will be fired between each session.

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  • Diploma Ceramics

    CUA51220-01

    Gain the confidence to sustain your own highly individual ceramics practice. You’ll learn to analyse art theory and combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to make unique hand-crafted objects that can be purely artistic or functional.

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Floristry

Focus your love of flowers and design into a career that allows you to make someone’s day with a thoughtful posy or wow a crowd with a stunning floral installation.

  • Certificate II Floristry (Assistant)

    SFL20115-01

    Turn your greenthumb talents into real-world skills as a creative floristry assistant. TAFE NSW is an award-winning floristry trainer and you'll spend your days working with a variety of flowers, creating beautiful arrangements to accompany the most memorable moments in life.

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  • Certificate III Floristry

    SFL30115-01

    Leave your mark and bring joy to others through the creative world of floristry. Fine-tune your design skills, compete in competitions and learn to use social media to help boost your sales. Study as a trainee and learn on-the-job, or put your skills into practice in our industry-standard facilities.

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  • Certificate IV Floristry

    SFL40115-01

    Get the leadership know-how and complex technical skills to flourish in this creative industry. Learn advanced floristry techniques and latest floral trends to be in demand as a floristry designer, senior florist or floristry business owner.

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Jewellery

Gain a foundational understanding of mechanical engineering and fabrication to bring your design vision to life as a jewellery designer and maker.

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Photography and Photo Imaging

Embark on a photography career and capture the moments that matter. Direct your creative eye towards an industry sector like weddings, sport, news, portraits or advertising.

  • Certificate IV Photography and Digital Imaging

    CUA41120-01

    Enter the exciting world of professional photography as you learn technical skills and creative know-how. Develop your abilities to work with creative briefs and grow your portfolio of high-quality images.

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  • Diploma Photography and Digital Imaging

    CUA50920-01

    Strengthen your creativity and develop technical skills to help you excel as a professional photographer. Build your knowledge across a range of photography styles and learn from industry experts in state-of-the-art facilities.

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Visual Arts

Make creative practice a way of life. Whether you want to try your hand at a range of artistic mediums or are already passionate about one, we have a course for you.

  • TAFE Statement Open Studio Practice - Painting

    800-000176

    Develop your existing Painting skills by using TAFE NSW facilities under the supervision of skilled teachers. Facilities include technical advice and studios. No formal classes are held but an individual tutorial service is provided by the teacher. No assessments are carried out, however, students are expected to provide, and work to their own creative proposals consultation with the Head Teacher is recommended.

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  • TAFE Statement Artist in Residence

    800-000271

    This is a self-paced professional development course for artists or art course graduates who want to their develop skills. Artists in residence will have access to the Visual Arts facilities (art studios) available in the Art and Design section of TAFE NSW where they can interact and communicate with staff and fellow Artists in residence. There will also be opportunities to attend studio classes with no assessment requirements. Artists in residence are responsible for providing their own personal protective equipment (PPE), covered footwear and art materials.

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  • TAFE Statement Open Studio Practice - Sculpture

    800-000183

    Develop your existing skills in sculpture using TAFE NSW facilities under the supervision of skilled teachers. Facilities include technical advice, and studios. No formal classes are held but an individual tutorial service is provided by the teacher. No assessments are carried out, however, students are expected to provide, and work to their own creative proposals - consultation with the Head Teacher is recommended.

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  • TAFE Statement Introduction to Art Therapy

    800-000810

    In this experiential course, you will be introduced to the practice of art therapy and the benefits of the creative art-making process to enhance positive well-being. This 5-week course will cover the principles and theories of art therapy, art materials and processes, different ways of working, the therapeutic use of art-making to increase self-awareness and to cope with anxiety, stress and change. This course is for participants to gain a greater understanding of art therapy, it is not personal therapy. It is suitable for psychologists, counsellors, educators, social workers, health professionals, artists, community organisers or participants interested in the healing potential of art.

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  • TAFE Statement Drawing Skills and Techniques

    800-000199

    Develop your knowledge and skills in drawing. Explore the variety of techniques across the many forms of drawing with highly skilled tutors. In this course you will get to produce your own finished works to help build or expand your portfolio. Materials not included.

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  • TAFE Statement Visual Art Foundation Folio

    800-001031

    The Visual Art Foundation Folio support students with observational drawing skills and basic skills with Arts Language. Student will learn to work with still life and other themes to build an understanding and application of art elements such as line, shape, colour, texture and form. Students will also develop an understanding of composition and the Principles of Art such as Balance, contrast, movement and rhythm. The course is aim at student who want to build or extend a folio and is suitable for anyone wanting to apply for the Diploma of Visual Arts or Diploma of Ceramics courses. All materials for this course are included.

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  • TAFE Statement Painting Skills and Techniques

    800-000197

    Develop your knowledge and skills in painting. Explore the variety of techniques across the many forms of painting with highly skilled tutors. In this course you will get to produce finished works to help create your portfolio. Materials not included.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Drawing

    900-82785

    Explore the creative world of visual arts. Develop basic drawing techniques to produce finished drawings from design concepts and observation. You'll also learn how to experiment with different ideas and media to help you find your individual style.

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  • Statement of Attainment Studio Practice - Drawing

    900-82856

    This interactive course allows students to explore and improve their drawing techniques. Learn in a shared studio with a range of tools, equipment and materials. Set yourself up for higher level study to pursue an exciting career in the visual arts.

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  • Statement of Attainment Studio Practice - Painting

    900-82771

    Learn to manipulate light and colour and use different painting methods and materials including acrylics, oil paint and watercolour. Develop your individual style and create memorable works of art in TAFE NSW's professional art studios.

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  • Statement of Attainment Cultural Arts - Sculpture and Drawing

    900-83090

    Gain confidence in expressing yourself through artistic expression and art-making practice. You will harness your knowledge and create sculpture and drawing works that express Cultural context and explore your own identity and stories.

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  • Certificate III Visual Arts

    CUA31120-01

    Build your confidence and explore your creativity in this introductory course. Hone your visual art skills to communicate ideas, work with various mediums and pursue further study. Collaborate and connect with like-minded peers in the creative arts.

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  • Diploma Visual Arts

    CUA51120-01

    Cultivate your visual arts skills and knowledge and benefit from a broad range of electives empowering you to work with confidence in the industry. You’ll learn to combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise your creative vision in this exciting course.

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  • Diploma Creative Practice

    HE20533V01

    The Diploma of Creative Practice is designed for specialist creative practitioners and is the first year of the three-year Bachelor of Creative Practice. You’ll fine-tune your skills in your creative medium while developing the business and entrepreneurial skills you need to flourish and grow as an artist. Develop the foundations of a studio-based creative practice, enhance your critical reflection skills and gain an understanding of cultural foundations and business as you build and foster a meaningful career in the creative arts industry.

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  • Advanced Diploma Visual Arts

    CUA60720-01

    Shape your confidence to express and convey your creative ideas as a visual artist. Refine your craft in a supportive, immersive environment and learn highly technical and conceptual skills, engage in critical discourse and explore the many ways you can practice as a creative professional.

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  • Undergraduate Certificate Arts for Wellness

    HE20553V01

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Arts for Wellness is where creative practice and community services meet. If you're driven to help others and have a passion for art, then this is the perfect course for you. Learn in high quality art studios and empower individuals with complex needs to foster a sense of independence. Use art to boost clients' wellbeing, cultivate specialist communication skills and build community spirit. Enter the sector as a community arts worker where your regular day at work can change someone’s life for the better.

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  • Bachelor Creative Practice

    HE20534V01

    The TAFE NSW Bachelor of Creative Practice enables you to specialise in your arts discipline, choosing from Visual Arts, Music Production and Performance or Design. This course will expand your career options by developing your creative and entrepreneurial skills through a range of creative projects. You will improve your skills in studio time with experienced teachers, while you make valuable connections, enhance your portfolio and strengthen your technical skills.

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