Visual Arts

If you have a passion for creating things that make an impact, our Visual Arts courses give you the opportunity to hone your skills and fine-tune your style. Visual Arts is such a broad field, covering everything from design, sculpture and textiles to painting, drawing and print-making. If you have an interest in a particular medium, Visual Arts Courses at TAFE offer a great opportunity to dive deeper under the guidance of experienced and reputable lecturers. 

Visual Arts courses are not just for those who are seeking a career in the creative industries. Whatever your story is, visual arts training provides you with the opportunity to widen your perspective, build your focus and explore your inner mind. Not to mention it’s a great way to reduce stress and increase enjoyment!

Where do you want to go? Studies in visual arts can open the door to exciting careers opportunities in:

  • public art,
  • fashion design,
  • art administration,
  • events coordination,
  • as well as self-employment opportunities as a ceramicist, illustrator and painter.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Design
    Study topics such as textile and fashion design, wearable art and decorative arts.
  • 3D Sculpture
    Learn how to prepare surfaces and assemble sculptures out of materials such as paper, metal and fabric.
  • Visual Arts
    Develop your skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, still lifes, landscapes, portraiture and architecture.
  • Mixed Media
    Gain skills in 2D and 3D painting, mixed media creations, collage and fabric.
  • Recycled Luxe
    Passionate about recycling and repurposing objects? Learn with us about deconstruction, reconstruction and redesign.
  • Textiles
    Learn skills in hand and machine sewing, painting and printing on fabric, dyeing fabric and recycling fashion garments.

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Visual Arts Courses

State ID: KAC29
Industry Creative Industries

Acrylic Painting Skill Set

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: 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: KAC46
Industry Creative Industries

Digital Illustration - Using the 'Procreate App' on iPads

Use Procreate to it's full potential.

You will learn how to use Procreate to create beautiful art and graphics.

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Design, draw and paint on your iPad.

Procreate is a popular app used by creatives and artists to create digital art and graphics. In this course you will learn how to draw on an iPad using the Apple Pencil and Procreate App.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Drawing basics 
  • Setting up the canvas
  • Essential tools
  • Brushes and gestures
  • Layers, masks and liquify 
  • Importing files and file formats
Skill set
State ID: KAC37
Industry Creative Industries

Introduction to Monotype Printing Skill Set

Monotype printmaking is a simple and fun print technique with no experience or artistic skills needed. The magic is all in the process. In this course you will be guided through the safe operation of a printmaking press and how to create beautiful, unique prints with just a little bit of ink and imagination. 

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Design and create a beautiful print. 

Monotype printmaking is a simple and fun print technique with no experience or artistic skills needed. The magic is all in the process. 

You will be guided through the safe operation of a printmaking press and how to create beautiful, unique prints with just a little bit of ink and imagination. 

In this skill set you will also learn how incorporating everyday items, found objects and foliage into the print process can add a variety of shapes and textures to the prints. Endless variations and effects can be achieved through experimentation.  

Skill set
State ID: KAB01
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: 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: CUA31015
State ID: AZO4
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 developing 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 produce 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 our mind to the possibilities of the media industry. 

Certificate III
National ID: CUA60715
State ID: AZL6
Industry Creative Industries

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: CUA31115
State ID: AZN2
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Visual Arts

Sculpt your skills and your career path.

Your career in Visual Arts in 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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Flexible
On campus
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: 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
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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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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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