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Art & Design

Become a practicing artist or designer, and use your talent to delight your clients and the public.

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Choose a career where you can be creative every day

Working in the Art and Design industry, you'll have the option of working in high-demand roles across every part of the community. Choose to work as a practicing artist, or apply your talents in advertising, publishing, manufacturing, or marketing.


Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts (CUA20415)

Express passion and pride in your culture through art with the Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts.

Certificate III in Design Fundamentals (CUA30715)

Fine tune your visual instincts and natural talent with the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals.

Certificate III in Visual Arts (CUA31115)

Develop your practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts with the Certificate III in Visual Arts from GOTAFE.

Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715)

Harness your creative talent and perfect your practice with the Certificate IV in Design at GOTAFE.

Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA50715)

Consolidate your career as a Graphic Designer with the Diploma of Graphic Design at GOTAFE.

Short Courses

Upskill quickly with our Art & Design short courses. Learn the skills you need to succeed at work, and advance your career.

Cane and Paper Objects (SCCANEPO20)

An introduction to building cane and paper objects, with a particular focus on large scale puppet creation.

Creative Metal Casting (SCCASTIN20)

Workshops showing metal casting techniques for small scale sculpture and jewellery applications

Introduction into Puppet Making (SCPUPPET20)

Experience the art of puppet making; be guided through the process of crafting your own wooden marionette character in a hands-on workshop for first-time puppeteers.

Jewellery, Object Design and Making (SCJEWOBJ20)

Learn the basics of professional jewellery making. You'll learn how to saw, pierce, file, emery, form shape, construct, assemble, and polish your pieces, while also gaining insight into basic design principles you can apply to future creations.

"My Trainers were flexible as I studied while I was still working in retail. It’s nice to be taught by people who have industry experience. I took their ideas and suggestions on board a lot more knowing their experience in the industry."

– Sean, Diploma of Graphic Design

Why study with GOTAFE?

Training that supports your creativity

Our Trainers are all experienced artists and designers, who will encourage your talents and fine art skill development.

Our training facilities are set up for maximum creativity. Let your ideas flow from concept to creation, seeing the project through to completion. Create work that demands attention, whether it's illustration, painting, photomedia, printmaking, or 3D studies.

A world of opportunity

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. Our Trainers have established networks in the arts industry, and will inspire and help you to follow your passions and find your dream role in this dynamic industry.

See what our students have to say

Find out what it’s like to study Art & Design with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see what our students have to say.