This qualification will provide you with developed skills and knowledge across many media including ceramics, digital art, glasswork, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textile design and wood design. If you're serious about a professional career as an artist, this is the course for you!
You will have a sound grasp of the theory and history to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources, and further develop skills in arts and crafts. You'll also learn how to interpret and respond to a design brief and refine art techniques to suit. This is the perfect course to turn your passion into a career, whether in your own practice, or in settings such government, community or commercial organisations.
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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.
Take your art to a higher level
This course will develop 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. You'll refine these skills in studio classes designed to bring your ideas into reality.
This diploma will enable you to take on complicated art projects with a developed skill set and knowledge of various materials and mediums.
Our art and craft facilities are purpose built to a high standard of equipment and facilities. Students also benefit from the close proximity to the Perth Cultural Centre which is home to the Art Gallery of WA, PICA and many other smaller galleries.
A successful career in visual arts will require you to promote yourself and look outside the square when it comes to gaining employment. You can work on small or large scale public art projects or work as a freelance artist. You can also combine your studies with other courses and become a teacher or work in arts administration.
This course is only offered in semester one of each year.
The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.