Arts

13 courses

Visual Arts courses

Explore your passion with a visual arts course. Begin your creative journey or fine-tune your skills in your preferred art form to flourish and gro...

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  • TAFE Statement Introductory Painting and Drawing

    800-000344

    Gain essential skills and knowledge in visual arts as you explore drawing techniques, principles of painting, colour theory, composition and more. Experiment with various mediums and gain a solid foundation for further artistic growth.

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  • TAFE Statement Drawing Skills and Techniques

    800-000199

    Explore your passion for drawing and learn from industry professionals in this highly practical course. Work on a variety of pieces in a range of styles and graduate with some new items to add to your portfolio.

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  • TAFE Statement Painting Skills and Techniques

    800-000197

    Unlock your artistic flair with this excellent introductory painting course. Learn the basics and put them into practice as you work on several pieces under the guidance of industry experts. Graduate with a new skill and a few new items for your portfolio.

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  • TAFE Statement Open Studio Practice - Sculpture (Advanced)

    800-001184

    Take a deep dive into your professional sculpture practice with this open studio course. Create a body of work from start to finish. Receive specialised guidance from a teacher mentor and enjoy being part of an active arts community.

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  • TAFE Statement Artist in Residence

    800-000271

    Gain experience working independently in a professional studio environment and build connections with other artists. Depending on your goals, you can prepare a body of work, build a portfolio or develop your skills for your own art practice.

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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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 or Music Production and Performance. 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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Visual arts course information

It’s easy to balance work and study with a TAFE NSW visual arts course.

  • Face-to-face courses at TAFE NSW are immersive and interactive, and you can choose between full-time or p...
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Who is a visual arts course good for?

Consider enrolling in one of our visual arts courses at TAFE NSW if you love art and want to further your abilities. Have you always loved drawing, or are you the person in your family who always makes cards...

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Visual arts career paths

Investing your time and energy into a visual arts course provides you with several great career options to choose from:

  • Practising artists produce original works of art. Some fo...
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How do I enrol?

At TAFE NSW you can apply or enrol to do a course.

If your course has no entry requirements, you can enrol directly. If there are entry requirements, you will need to apply to be accepted for a position in the course.

  1. Go to the TAFE NSW website to view the course you are interested in
  2. Check if there are any entry requirements, as you may be asked to supply additional information
  3. Select a course location to progress your enrolment
  4. Follow the prompts to complete
  5. You will receive an email confirming your enrolment or application status

If you need further assistance with your enrolment, contact TAFE NSW Student Services on 131 601 between 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday.

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