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Creative Industries

Why take a Creative Industries course at TAFE?

Do you have a passion for creating things and using your imagination to make an impact? You might find a course in creative industries rewarding and exciting. 

Whether you are hoping to pursue a creative career, undergo further studies at university or just want to gain new skills, our celebrated visual arts program offers courses that will help you get where you want to go. Under the guidance of experienced lecturers, practising artists, designers and craftspeople, you will have the opportunity to learn skills in a wide range of disciplines including design, sculpture, painting, textiles, drawing and jewellery-making.

Our visual arts qualifications in the Wheatbelt are offered at the picturesque Muresk Institute, approximately 15 minutes from Northam and 1.5 hours from Perth CBD. Students can study part time or full time and may be able to stay on campus at the Muresk Institute.

Did you know?

A $2 million upgrade is underway to transform the Creative Industries facilities at our Geraldton campus.

Reasons to study in this industry

  • Communities with great art and music programs are proven to be healthier and happier.
  • The arts contribute to a range of other industries, including design, tourism, media, IT and education, which opens a variety of career pathways.
  • The industry is full of passionate people who create, run and manage the arts.

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With our visual arts qualifications, you will gain the technical skills to explore your creativity through a wide range of mediums. Studies in visual arts can open the door to exciting careers opportunities in public art, art administration and events coordination, ceramics, illustration and many more. 

When you take a Certificate III in Visual Arts, you will develop skills, knowledge and techniques and apply them as you create original works. You’ll learn about art history, art movements and key artists as well as current issues and trends in the creative industry.

Under the guidance of practicing artists in a Certificate IV in Visual Arts course, you will develop concepts for your own professional practice, gain experience in specialist fields and experiment in your chosen disciplines. You will also have the opportunity to establish connections with people in your creative industry. 

A Diploma of Visual Arts qualification can offer you a pathway into further tertiary studies at university. As you develop skills and knowledge in your chosen specialised field, you will maintain a sustainable professional arts practice. You will have the opportunity to experiment and refine your techniques and use of mediums and materials and then create and exhibit a body of work when you complete the Diploma.

Visual Arts Courses

Unleash your creativity while developing your technical skills by studying jewellery design with us. You will learn how to research, develop and refine design ideas as you develop practical jewellery fabrication skills and complementary skills in digital design, photography and professional presentation.

Jewellery Design Courses

State ID: KAC81
Industry Creative Industries

Acrylic Painting Skill Set

Explore your creative side

You will learn basic painting techniques to create paintings from simple ideas and design concepts.

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Ignite your creativity.  

You will learn basic painting techniques to create paintings from simple ideas and design concepts. This course is suited to beginners and you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and to develop your creativity. 

Skill set
State ID: KAC90
Industry Creative Industries

Adobe Illustrator Skill Set

Use Adobe Illustrator to its full potential

Further your skills in Adobe Illustrator.

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Do you want to further your skills in Adobe Illustrator? 

Adobe Illustrator is a popular vector graphics editor and design program used by graphic designers and artists. Illustrator is an industry-standard application used to create a variety of designs and artworks including logos, icons, infographics, art and posters. 

This short course is suited for those interested in digital media, designing and creating artwork. You'll learn how to produce designs and drawings using Adobe Illustrator. 

 

Skill set
State ID: KAC92
Industry Creative Industries

Adobe Indesign Skill Set

Further your skills in Adobe InDesign

Are you interested or working in digital media or design? Learn how to use InDesign for graphic design and document layouts.

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Online

Do you want to further your skills in Adobe InDesign?

Adobe  Indesign is an industry-standard and popular creative software. As part of Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign is used extensively for graphic design, creation of promotional materials and document layouts. 

In this short course, you'll learn the skills to complete graphic design and document layouts using InDesign. 

Skill set
National ID: MST20616
State ID: BDH5
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

This qualification provides an introductory overview of skills applied in the fashion industry.

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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Get your start in the fashion industry. 

This qualification provides an introductory overview of skills applied in the fashion industry. It includes skills used in the design and production of garments and millinery, as well as in the development of unique fashion and textile designs used in Indigenous Australian culture.

 

Certificate II
State ID: KAC88
Industry Creative Industries

Basic Digital Photography Skills Set

Take beautiful shots and be confident behind a camera

In this short course, you will learn the skills and knowledge required to use a digital camera and alter and upload digital images.

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Get the most out of your digital camera. 

In this short course, you will learn the basics of how to use a digital camera and how to alter and upload digital images. Aimed at those that have an interest in photography or those who own a digital camera but don't know how to use it, you will learn the skills to confidentially take a great photo. 

Topics covered include:

  • How to correctly set up and use a digital camera
  • Shooting modes
  • Correct exposure 
  • How to alter or enhance your images 
  • Upload your digital image

Skill set
State ID: KAC61
Industry Creative Industries

Ceramic Mixed Media

Explore your creativity with ceramic techniques

You'll gain an introduction to basic ceramic techniques to create beautiful pieces from simple design concepts. 

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Experience the creative journey of marrying found natural objects with hand-built ceramic techniques

In this short course, you'll learn how to work with earthenware clay, glazing, and construction techniques, and surface embellishment. You'll have the opportunity to create a collection of bespoke small sculptural artworks that incorporate a number of processes. 

Skill set
State ID: KAC80
Industry Creative Industries

Ceramic Mixed Media Skill Set

Learn the skills and techniques to produce beautiful ceramic works with a short Ceramic Mixed Media course.

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Explore the timeless art of pottery.

Acquire the skills and techniques to produce beautiful ceramic works with a short Ceramic Mixed Media course. We'll teach you the fundamental skills and techniques of ceramic work to build and construct beautiful simple designs. You'll learn how to work with earthenware clay, glazing, construction techniques and surface embellishment. You'll have the opportunity to create a collection of bespoke small sculptural artworks that incorporate a number of processes. 

Skill set
State ID: KAC83
Industry Creative Industries

Encaustic Painting Skill Set

Get creative exploring encaustic art.

If you've been curious about encaustics then this beginner course will provide you with the skills to start making your own encaustic paintings.

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Explore encaustic art, and elevate your paintings. 

Encaustic is one of the oldest forms of painting using wax layers applied hot and then reheated to fuse the layers together. In this course, you'll be encouraged to explore encaustic art by gaining a core understanding of fundamental techniques and different styles of application and design. By the end of the course, you'll have a strong baseline understanding for launching yourself into encaustic art. 

 

Skill set
State ID: KAC79
Industry Creative Industries

Jewellery Making Skill Set

Start a career that always has a silver lining.

Simply express your creativity or take your curiosity to a career with the skills you'll learn in this short course. You'll learn hands-on techniques and work with silver and metal to design and create.

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Make your own silver jewellery 

Learn the skills and knowledge to create simple silver and metal jewellery in this beginner course. Using a range of techniques, you will learn to develop your own ideas about design and style. At the completion of this course, you will get to take home your own sterling silver creations.

Topics covered include:

  • How to accurately measure and saw silver and other metals
  • Filing, hammering, texturising and forging metals
  • How to safely solder
  • Polishing and finishing jewellery pieces
  • Theory
Skill set
State ID: KAC78
Industry Creative Industries

Kiln Formed Glass Skill Set

In this course, you will learn basic glassworking techniques to create glass objects from simple design concepts.

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Create beautiful glass objects. 

In this course, you will learn basic glassworking techniques to create glass objects from simple design concepts. You will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas to learn the technical skills to create your creative pieces.  You will learn technical skills including moulding and casting. 

Skill set
State ID: KAC89
Industry Creative Industries

Photography for Websites Skill Set

Create digital images for a website

You'll gain a basic understanding of digital images and graphics, and how to best manipulate them to use on websites to create the biggest impact.

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Create images and graphics for a website, and manipulate for the biggest impact. 

You will learn the skills and knowledge to produce and manipulate images for use in website development. This course is suited for those already working or interested in web design or content creation, and want to build on their skills to create digital images and graphics for a website. 

Skill set
State ID: KAC36
Industry Creative Industries

Polymer Clay Skill Set

Create beautiful polymer clay jewellery.

Get creative in this hands-on short course where you will learn how to work with polymer clay to design and create jewellery.

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Design and create your own polymer clay pieces. 

Polymer clay is a sculpting medium which originated in Germany over 50 years ago and  can be used in a variety of different ways including jewellery and home decor. In this course you will explore a range of polymer clay processes and techniques and learn the basics from conditioning to curing clay. You will use polymer clay to create contemporary jewellery and for those wanting to create something a little different an alternative project will be offered. 
 

Skill set
National ID: CUA31020
State ID: BGT8
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Screen and Media

Your career in the media starts here.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and exciting media industry. You'll gain practical skills and knowledge, as well as develop your critical and creative thinking skills.

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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Mix your own demo, present live on-air and film and edit your own masterpieces. 

This qualification is the perfect platform to kick-start your career in the media industry. Industry experts guide you to use industry-standard equipment and software. You'll learn and develop media skills, including the basics of sound recording and editing, video production, post-production, and skills for broadcast production or presentation. 

Begin your journey into mastering your creativity, learning to write content for all types of media, and producing content for any platform, from Facebook to the film studio floor. Change how you think and feel about the media, develop your critical and creative thinking skills and open your mind to the possibilities of the media industry. 

Certificate III
State ID: KAC04
Industry Creative Industries

Simply Sewing Skills Set

Get started on your sewing skills by joining our Simple Sewing Skills Set.

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Learn to make your own clothing!

Get started on your sewing skills by joining our Simple Sewing Skills Set. We'll teach you the basics - starting with how to use a sewing machine, assembling garment components, how to cut fabric, how to layer your fabric, using patterns and different machine operation techniques.

Skill set
State ID: KAC96
Industry Creative Industries

Using Canva Skill Set

Get creative with Canva.

Learn how to use Canva to create a variety of designs from business cards to marketing materials.

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Create beautiful designs using Canva

Canva is a popular graphic design platform that gives you the ability to design and edit design projects. In this course, you'll learn how to use Canva so that you can create your own designs such as invitations, business cards or marketing and promotional materials. 

Suitable for beginners, small business owners or anyone interested in learning how to use Canva. 

Skill set
National ID: CUA60715
State ID: AZL6
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Make a career out of making beautiful things.

This qualification will further enhance your skills and knowledge of visual arts to a para-professional level. Your skills in your chosen field will be further refined, and the only limiter to your arts career will be your imagination.

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Take your visual arts career to the next level.

Visual artists work within and across many mediums, and their practice may incorporate ceramics, digital art, glasswork, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photo media, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textiles or wood design.

You'll develop technical, creative and conceptual skills to originate, realise and exhibit a substantial body of resolved work that expresses their own creative vision.

Employment outcomes as a paid artist and professional visual arts professional are endless. You may obtain work as a consultant or commissioned artist for private and public sector organisations. 

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA31120
State ID: BGV9
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Visual Arts

Sculpt your skills and your career path.

Your career in Visual Arts is only limited by your imagination. Build on your current skills and knowledge in this course and expand your expertise across a wider range of visual art disciplines.

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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Creativity starts here.

In this qualification, you'll learn how to create two and three-dimensional forms in a variety of visual arts areas.

Our training will help you visualise, develop and present ideas and images and give you the skills to design and produce paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and electronic art and experiment with materials and techniques. You will also develop knowledge of art history and theory and gain an understanding of current art issues and trends.

Certificate III
National ID: CUA31115
State ID: AZN2
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Visual Arts

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Creativity starts here.

In this qualification, you'll learn how to create two and three-dimensional forms in a variety of visual arts areas.

Our training will help you visualise, develop and present ideas and images and give you the skills to design and produce paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and electronic art and experiment with materials and techniques. You will also develop knowledge of art history and theory and gain an understanding of current art issues and trends.

Certificate III
National ID: CUA41315
State ID: AZO2
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Visual Arts

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working at a pre-professional level who are beginning to develop their own artistic voice and command of techniques in a range of art forms.

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Let your creativity flow.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working at a pre-professional level who are beginning to develop their own artistic voice and command of techniques in a range of art forms. Practice at this level is underpinned by application of broad and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge and the ability to analyse and use information from a range of sources.

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA51115
State ID: AZL3
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Visual Arts

Your career in visual arts is in your hands.

This qualification will enhance your skills and knowledge in selected areas of visual art and craft, with options to focus on painting, print media, ceramics, sculpture and digital art.

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Flexible
On campus

Turn your passion into a career.

Take on complicated art projects with a developed skill set and knowledge of various materials and mediums. You'll have the opportunity to focus on areas such as painting, print media, ceramics, sculpture and digital media and refine these skills in studio classes designed to bring your ideas to reality.

Visual artists may work in their own practice, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations.

Diploma
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