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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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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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Signage, Painting and Decorating Courses

When you study signage or painting and decorating, 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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Media and Entertainment Courses

Media and Entertainment 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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"I have learnt so much, this goes much deeper than previous workshops I had attended or YouTube tutorials. This is on a different level." – Julijana, Photography student

Photographer Julijana Griffiths says she knew how to take photographs and knew her camera – but needed to formalise her knowledge. Studying Photography at TAFE NSW was the natural way to enhance her career skills.

"My TAFE NSW teachers used their industry connections to offer real-life photography experiences," says Julijana.

"My teacher Linda still works in the industry and shares her working scenarios with us, that’s a great dimension to have."

The results were astounding: Julijana made the final stages of Capture magazine Australasia's Top Emerging Photographer Competition 2018; and the nation's largest photography competition, Head On.

Check out some images from Julijana's photo-essay Prisoner of Age, submitted to Capture. It features images of her father, Gordon.

Photos: Julijana Griffiths

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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.