Art & Design

Ready to make your mark? Study Art and Design with the experts at GOTAFE. Our graphic design courses range from Certificate III to Diploma of Graphic Design and Visual Arts. Our trainers are all experienced artists and designers. We’ll encourage your talents and fine tune your skills. You get the chance to learn through practical projects and showcase your handiwork at exhibitions.

There’s never been a better time to launch a career in this dynamic industry. Join more than half a million people in the creative sector in high demand roles. Across advertising, publishing, manufacturing and marketing. Working across every part of community and industry. Choose to teach others, or become a practicing artist. Learn to use your design technique and visual art talent to delight your clients and the public.

Creativity is at the core of our Arts and Design courses. Our  facilities let your creativity flow, from concept creation, to seeing the project through. Work with digital art, drawing and illustration, painting, photomedia, printmaking, and 3 dimensional studies. Deliver materials and pieces that demand attention.


This qualification prepares individuals with skills and knowledge in the creative industries with a focus on the visual arts. Participants will experiment with a range of various materials and activities to create a portfolio of creative work and expression.
Expectations are of limited complexity with guidance to the participant’s individual needs and abilities.

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Launch your creative career. The Certificate III in Design Fundamentals is where it all begins. Fine tune your visual instincts and natural talent for design by learning foundation skills:

  • Illustration
  • 2D and 3D design
  • Technical drawing
  • Presentation techniques
  • Use of colour
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Harness your creative talent by perfecting your design practice with the Certificate IV. You learn the latest techniques to add to your portfolio and showcase your designs. Master typography. Fine tune your creative thinking skills. Find out how to read between the lines when interpreting a design brief, to get at what the client really wants.

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Become the artist you’ve always hoped to be. Enhance your artistic flair and skill in contemporary art by studying the studio-based Certificate IV in Visual Arts at GOTAFE. Get your hands dirty in 2D art forms: from painting, printmaking, drawing and illustration to digital art and photo media. You’ll develop key connections with industry, artists and local galleries.

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Strengthen your creative expertise with the Diploma of Graphic Design at GOTAFE. We go much more in depth than just logos and web page design. Our Diploma graduates learn advanced communication skills, to decode even the most complex design briefs.

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Interested in expressing more of your artistic flair?

Diploma of Visual Arts allows you to gain valuable skills in Fine Arts. You’ll have the opportunity to truly get lost in your own creativity.

Choose your own pathways; be a generalist or specialise in digital art, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photo media, printmaking, public art, or sculpture.

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and GOTAFE Teacher



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