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"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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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.