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Art, Design, Digital Media and Music

Art, Design, Digital Media and Music courses offer students a chance to explore their passions and bring their artistic ideas to life. Courses in this sector are formulated to equip you with the practical skills and background knowledge you need to accomplish detailed design tasks and utilise the latest technology within any organisation.

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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, Fine Arts and Design student

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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Art and Design Courses

Fine arts and design courses offer students a chance to explore their passions and bring their artistic ideas to life.

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Fashion and Textiles Courses

Fashion and Textiles courses let students explore their creativity, learn how to create products and apply their expertise to a professional standard.

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Floristry Courses

Floristry courses offer students a chance to expand on their visual design skills and learn how to apply their expertise in a business setting.

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Photography Courses

Photography courses offer students a chance to expand on their technical photography skills and learn how to apply their expertise within a business setting.

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Signs and Graphics Courses

When you study signs and graphics, you will combine several skill sets from the creative design industries.

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Music and Sound Production Courses

Music and Sound Production courses offer students a chance to expand on their technical skills and learn how to apply their expertise within the music industry.

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Screen and Media Courses

Screen and Media courses offer students a chance to expand on their creative visions and learn how to implement them in an industry setting.

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WHY STUDY AN ARTS, DESIGN OR DIGITAL MEDIA COURSE AT TAFE NSW

An art, design or digital media 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.