The design industry is an important contributor to Australia's economy, both in their own right and because their skills underpin growth in other industries. An important trend in the innovation and business industries is the blurring of sectoral borders due to converging technologies. Examples include the convergence of telecommunications and information technology, the overlap between printing and the cultural industries in areas such as graphic design and digital media, and the overlap between printing and ICT in areas such as variable data printing and business process control. Such overlaps and areas of common interest will create the need for shared protocols.
Other important trends affecting the industries include the increased demand for blended, flexible workforces, transferable skills and employability skills. These skills are required in areas such as innovation, business, finance, information technology, OHS and training compliance. The innovation and business industries have a high level of occupational spillage, with a significant proportion of people in innovation and business occupations employed in other industries.
Prospective students should discuss enrolment with the Course Coordinator. Please contact the Customer Service Centre on 1300 GOTAFE (1300 468 233) for more information.
The majority of teaching staff in our art unit have post-graduate qualifications in their specialist area and are highly experienced in their chosen field. We have studio-based environments at both Wangaratta and Shepparton campuses where you learn with industry standard equipment including Macintosh computers.
Programs can lead to positions such as:
- editing assistanct
- production assistant
- website designer
- multimedia developer
- 3D modelling and animation designer
- online game designer
- digital artist/editor
- online project manager
- online design manager
- archival media technician