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Don't just play, watch and dream. Create and innovate. Be part of Australia's tech-hub of the future.

Express yourself and unleash your creativity upon the world with a career in art. Our award-winning TAFE NSW teachers will help you refine your creative abilities, and guide you in your chosen medium, providing practical training in our purpose-built studios and galleries.

Art isn't only about creating. It's also about displaying, curating, restoring, communicating, management. Be a part of the most beautiful industry.

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Take a material like clay, add creativity, imagination and science, and spin yourself a career. Diploma level courses suit students with prior experience in the field of ceramics.

Channel your passion and use your natural creative talent to have a rewarding and fulfilling career. Design courses at TAFE NSW and our talented teachers will foster your artistic gifts and develop your design skills and techniques to set you up for a successful career.

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We'll help you to channel your creativity while practising your skills as a designer for events and live productions, such as the theatre, festivals and exhibitions.

Refine your existing design skills or start with the basics and open up a huge range of graphic design careers in everything from magazines to logos to art direction.

Do you want to learn to tell a story through pictures, creating mood and visuals that enchant and entertain? Then a career as an illustrator could be for you. From children's books to films, textbooks, advertising and apps, the work of a illustrator is varied and fascinating. The diploma and advanced diploma are illustration courses that can give you all the real-world skills you need to succeed in industries that embrace illustration.

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Apply design principles and skills to what is crucial in our lives: the spaces in which we live, work and play in. Interior design and decoration embraces everything from people skills to colour theory.

Careers in jewellery embrace everything from a bench jeweller working in areas of design, hand production, casting and repair to the design of jewellery as an object. TAFE NSW jewellery manufacturing and jewellery design courses are linked to what the industry requires today and tomorrow. Look for the locations that offer these courses with a focus on jewellery.

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If you have a combination of creative and technical skills, you could become a part of this lucrative and rewarding industry.

Start with a creative process, understand consumers and processes, and end up with an innovative product.

Visual merchandising is all about planning and installing displays that promote goods or services. It combines artistic, creative and sales skills.

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Be Fearless at Mardi Gras with TAFE NSW

We’re proud to be involved with the 2019 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade.

Which courses are involved in creating our eye-catching Mardi Gras float?
It takes many minds to create something as beautiful and eye-catching as our Mardi Gras float, and we'd like to thank the teachers and students of the following faculties for contributing their talents and expertise to help bring the TAFE NSW Mardi Gras float to life:

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What job opportunities could a fine arts or design course lead to?

A fine arts or 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.