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, practicing 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 has recently transformed the Creative Industries facilities at our Geraldton Campus into a State-of-the-Art building!
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 will 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.
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.