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

Thrive as a champion of a range of cultural experiences when you study arts and cultural administration. Leverage your creativity, master practical skills and forge valuable arts industry connections to kick-start your career in this competitive field. more...

  • 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 having your own thriving small business, a course in ceramics gets you on the wheel to shape your skills for creating artistic and functional pieces. more...

  • TAFE Statement Open Studio Practice - Ceramics

    800-000178

    Enhance your existing ceramics skills as you choose your own direction and goals for what you want to accomplish during this course. Collaborate with other ceramists and enjoy the freedom to focus on your work in an immersive studio environment.

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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. You'll finish the course with the skills to start your own small business.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics Foundation - Basic Skills/Techniques

    800-000187

    Gain new skills and explore the world of ceramics in this short course. Learn from leading industry experts in our ceramics workshops and expand your knowledge as you create ceramic items through handbuilding and wheelforming.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics Foundation - Intermediate Skills/Techniques

    800-000185

    Develop your skills, explore your passion and take home your unique clay creations fresh from the kiln in this short ceramics course. Expand your knowledge, pick up new techniques and learn from industry experts in professional ceramics workshops.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics Glaze and Fire

    800-000191

    Focus on glaze and firing techniques in this hands-on, specialised course taught by practising ceramicists. Learn to use raw glaze materials, follow set recipes and use colour and surface finishes for your artistic or practical ceramic pieces.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics PLUS - Master Series

    800-000196

    Fine-tune your craft with this intensive ceramics course. Learn from and be inspired by industry experts in professional ceramics workshops. Expand your theoretical knowledge and learn new techniques to apply to your specific area of interest.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics - Glaze and Fire Intermediate

    800-000446

    Build on your existing knowledge of glaze and firing techniques in this intermediate course. Create handmade tiles using stoneware, earthenware or porcelain clay bodies. Achieve your desired glaze effects with the help of a practising ceramist.

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  • TAFE Statement Open Studio Practice - Ceramics Advanced

    800-000179

    Embark on your ceramics journey with clear goals and create the work outlined in the proposal you write when you start the course. Collaborate with other ceramists and enjoy the freedom to focus on your work in an immersive studio environment.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics - Wheelforming Advanced

    800-000750

    Join a community of ceramicists and learn to throw larger and more complex forms in a ceramics studio. Develop your wheelforming techniques and build your skills in centring, joining, decorating, glazing and firing to realise a creative body of work.

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  • TAFE Statement Ceramics - Handbuilding

    800-000195

    Explore your passion and practise your skills alongside other creatives with this short course in ceramics handbuilding. Discover new clay forming techniques and learn from industry experts in safe, professional ceramic workshops.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Ceramics

    900-82786

    Create two personally designed, completed ceramic works to take home. Learn techniques and processes including handbuilding, surface treatment methods, bisque and glaze firing. You may be surprised at how much you can achieve in this short course.

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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

Grow 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. more...

  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Floristry

    900-81604

    Let your love of flowers bloom with a hands-on course, and gain skills and knowledge to launch your floristry career. Learn to maintain tools and equipment for handling an artful arrangement and how to extend the vase life of flowers.

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  • 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

Bring your design vision to life as a jewellery designer using hand drawings, CAD and 3D printing. Gain skills in jewellery design and fabrication. Create priceless pieces that stand the test of time. more...

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Photography and Photo Imaging

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

  • TAFE Statement Photography Darkroom Techniques

    800-001219

    Learn the manual process of creating prints and experience the magic of watching your subjects come to life in a dark room. This course is perfect for both beginners and digital photographers looking to explore analogue photography.

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  • TAFE Statement Introduction to Digital Photography

    800-000273

    Want to improve your digital photography skills? This course is a great place to start. Learn to work with camera settings, available light, and composition, and apply your new knowledge to personal projects or further study.

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  • TAFE Statement Studio Lighting

    800-000385

    Immerse yourself in the art of studio lighting with this introductory course. Plan and style your own shoots and use the latest flash lighting equipment. Build confidence in your creative choices and achieve impactful images.

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  • TAFE Statement Introduction to B&W photography and darkroom

    800-000832

    Improve your photography skills and discover how to use a traditional film camera. Learn how to load and unload film, adjust the camera settings, take photos, develop black and white film and create high-quality prints using darkroom techniques.

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  • 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

Become a professional visual artist, explore a hobby or learn about visual art for wellbeing. Make creative practice a way of life, whatever your skill level. more...

  • 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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