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Turn love into a job
"You don’t write essays at TAFE. You're drawing... you're learning skills or doing animation and things that are used now."
Bronte always knew what she wanted to do. Her love of drawing and her strong entrepreneurial spirit was on show early she started selling her designs to friends and family. Then someone suggested she try an art course at TAFE NSW. Classes weren’t centred around talking about art and theory, but practicing and creating.
Bronte is now a full-time illustrator, mixed-media artist and business owner. She sells her prints, stationery and cards through her online shop and is commissioned to create one-off pieces.
She credits TAFE NSW with helping her artistic and business confidence: "TAFE NSW showed me so many different styles to work in," says Bronte.
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With over 25,000 employer connections, TAFE NSW has the industry contact to help you kickstart your fine arts career in roles such as an artist, arts administration officer, community arts assistant, gallery assistant, gallery curator, or as a visual arts and crafts professional.
Visual merchandising is all about planning and installing displays that promote products and services. It combines a range of skills from creativity, artistry, and design, as well as knowledge in marketing, psychology, and sales.
TAFE NSW jewellery manufacturing and jewellery design courses are linked to what the industry requires today and tomorrow. And with over 25,000 industry connections, TAFE NSW can help you take the first step towards starting your career in jewellery, embracing everything from a bench jeweller working in areas of design, hand production, casting and repair to the design of jewellery as an object.
By studying a fine arts or design course, our award-winning TAFE NSW teachers can help you refine your talents, while also helping you master essential business skills, portfolio preparation, and exhibition practices, to turn your creativity into a successful career as an artist, arts administration officer, community arts assistant, gallery assistant, gallery curator, or as a visual arts and crafts professional.
With a TAFE NSW arts administration qualification, you could pursue a number of careers across a range of arts organisations, such as galleries, museums, theatres and community arts centres.
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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
- an animator
- a graphic designer
- a web designer
- a 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, want to add to your previous experience, or simply want to broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.
TAFE NSW courses in this area include:
- Graphic Design
- Visual Arts
- Interactive Digital Media
- Screen and Media
- Art Administration
- Digital and Interactive Games