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Art and Design Courses at GOTAFE

Budding artists and designers will have access to more study options at GOTAFE in 2023.

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Post date: 16th December 2022

Refreshed Certificate and Diploma courses have been developed to meet the growing demand for study in these areas.

Acting Director, Foundations and Futures at GOTAFE, Wilna Fourie said the refreshed Certificate III, IV and Diploma courses have been developed to offer learning options which meet the growing demand in interest for art and design skills in the region.

"At both our Docker Street Wangaratta, and Archer Street Shepparton campuses, we have industry standard training facilities and highly qualified trainers. We are excited about delivery in 2023 and we are confident our repositioned courses will meet Industry requirements and learner needs by catering to those seeking qualifications or upskilling as well as those with general interest."

Wilna Fourie, GOTAFE Acting Director of Foundations and Futures

Dr Jan Donaldson (PhD) and Renee Paola come with years of industry experience and are exceptional trainers in their fields. They bring their passion, knowledge and enthusiasm to the classroom.

The Cert IV in Art and Design (CUA40720) is now being run in two streams. Students can choose to study a graphic design stream or an object design/jewellery stream. There is the option to complete the course over one year or two years, depending on the pace students would like to undertake their study.

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“This course is ideal for art enthusiasts to gain foundational skills,” Dr. Donaldson said.

GOTAFE is also running a refreshed Diploma in Graphic Design (CUA50720) and is calling for students to present their portfolios in January next year to be considered. Graphic Design Trainer Renee Paola will be available to meet with potential students, talk through their career aspirations and discuss their portfolio of work.

“The course includes units such as how to run a freelance service, web design, social media and many more exciting units,” Ms Paola said.

“This course is a wonderful opportunity to explore the newest and latest in our art studios, including the Innovation Hub at Wangaratta and renewed facility at Archer St Shepparton.”

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"We have an exciting, vibrant year planned to engage students through creative design, hands on making and technology as well as more traditional media like drawing and 3D design. Students have access to guest speakers and industry professionals, and we have two exhibitions booked in the Bainz Gallery, Wangaratta Library in March and December of 2023, where learners will have the opportunity to showcase their work to the public."

Renee Paola, GOTAFE Trainer and Assessor in Art and Design

Additionally, we encourage art school teachers, artists or community groups wanting to refresh their knowledge or experience the restorative power of creativity to get in touch and discuss options for professional development or individualised programs.

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