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Arts, media and entertainment

Arts, media and entertainment

Do you want to be part of the world of arts and entertainment? Whether you enjoy the creative or the technical side, it’s time to start your career.

The creative arts offer you an incredible industry of design and communication: from the power of photography, music and visual arts through to the disciplines of radio and television. It's a massive industry employing over 151,000 people.

Whatever your interest there's a role in the industry for you.  It needs creative minds to express their talents like writers, actors, musicians and fine artists. It's run by organised individuals who manage theatres and bands and curate museums and art galleries. It relies on technical professionals to operate sound, lighting and audio equipment.

There is expected growth in the areas of music, theatre production, performing arts venues and the pay TV industry. If you're a visual person, there are always great opportunities to help clients create amazing work in interior design, graphic design and the rapidly growing 3D design field.

3D art and animation professionals earn an average of $1150 a week; directors $1265; gallery, library and museum technicians $1150 and music professionals $1150*. Joboutlook.gov.au

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Performing Arts

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Made by TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is proud of our many outstanding graduates. They love what they do, are passionate about their industry, and counted on TAFE NSW to help them succeed. Meet our ambassadors, successful graduates who were Made By TAFE NSW.

Chris Ebeling

Star Wars fan and gamer Chris Ebeling studied Digital and Interactive Games at Sydney Institute in 2007. Now a freelance animator, he's worked on movies like The Great Gatsby and Happy Feet, as well as developing his own projects in gaming and TV.

Carol Bagaric

Carol Bagaric, business owner, studied Visual Merchandising at Sydney Institute in 1999. Excited by the creativity and practical hands-on aspects of visual merchandising, Carol set up her own business in 2005.

Student stories



Kathryn Watkins studies a TAFE NSW Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) degree at Design Centre Enmore, Sydney TAFE.


Olivia Groome studied a TAFE NSW Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) degree at Design Centre Enmore, Sydney TAFE.