Our programs offers you expert tuition from practising artists and designers in state-of-the-art facilities

By learning and improving your craft in the Department of Art and Design at TAFE NSW you’re giving yourself the best chance at a successful career in a number of creative fields.

Visual Arts offers professional programs with strong industry links. This course is for those who want to work as independent professional artist practitioners and may end up working in the museum, theatre, business or entertainment areas.

Those interested in Digital Media or Graphic Design courses will open the door to a career in a wide range of commercial enterprises. Students are able to focus on an array of skills including photography, digital image manipulation, video capture and editing, web design, games design, 3D modelling, 3D printing and scanning, design animation and digital effects, digital illustration, design for online and print media,3D printing, packaging, identity design and branding.

Why choose Art and Design?

The Art and Design industry is growing as cultural practices become more prevalent and important to business and community. Examples can be seen in practicing artists finding the international market hungry for Australian works, as well as art therapists being used increasingly in our health sector.

Employment options in digital media and graphic design are also growing and developing as businesses and communities adopt and use the products developed from these technologies. Innovative examples include uses of new technologies such as 3D printing and scanning, motion capture, and games design for mobile devices.

About the department

The department staff are International and National exhibiting artists.  The Department of Art and Design encourages you to become an Artist in Residence with us.

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