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Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration MSF50213

The online Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration (MSF50213) course from North Coast TAFE will provide you with the creative, technical and conceptual skills to launch your career as an interior designer.


Graduates can expect to pursue a career as an interior decorator or design consultant, interior stylist or soft furnishing consultant. The project management component of this course will also hold you in good stead to launch your own small business, or pursue personal interest projects.


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Certificate IV in Design specialising in Digital Design CUV40311

Double your advantage with the online Certificate IV in Design specialising in Digital Design course, and receive training in both graphic design and web design.


This comprehensive all-in-one program equips students with a foundational understanding of the various elements of visual communication required to effectively communicate ideas on a digital platform.


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Diploma of Graphic Design CUA50715

If you're looking to give your career a creative boost, then study this online Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA50715) course, and kick-start your journey offered by North Coast TAFE (RTO 90010).


This comprehensive course will teach you all you need to know about the creative process, from conception right through to managing clients’ expectations and delivering a professional, polished product.


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Bachelor of Design With a Major in Communication Design

The online Bachelor of Design With a Major in Communication Design program is focused on converting your creative ability into a professional career.


This course will hone your creative design expertise while teaching you communication and practical skills across a range of industry relevant mediums.


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Graphic Design Pathway Program CUA50715

Study this Graphic Design Pathway Program (CUA50715) with North Coast TAFE and cover graphic design basics as well as advanced design skills and theory.



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Certificate IV in Interior Decoration MSF40113

This online Certificate IV Interior Decoration will equip you with the skills and knowledge to forge a successful career in interior design.


You will have the opportunity to turn your creative talent into a successful and lucrative career in roles such as interior decorator, colour consultant, soft furnishing consultant or freelance interior designer.


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Visual Arts Research: Introduction to Drawing Course unit

Develop and fine-tune your drawing skills with the Visual Arts Research: Introduction to Drawing online course unit from Curtin University.


Covering line, tone, body, space and depth, this unit is an exploration of the elements and principles of drawing as a visual language.


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Perspectives on Beauty in Art Course unit

Gain a better understanding of art discourse and the philosophies of aesthetics with this online Perspectives on Beauty unit from Curtin University.


The unit is a geared towards practitioners of art and design, and introduces students to historical and contemporary views on what constitutes ‘beauty.’


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Animation and Special Effects Compositing Course unit

Learn how to create and compose 3D animation and special effects in this Animation and Special Effects Compositing unit from Curtin University.


This online unit, taught through Curtin University, will cover all the techniques you’ll need to turn visual elements into a moving image.


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Animation Design Introduction Course unit

A fully online unit of study provided by Curtin University, Animation Design Introduction is an intro to the basic theories and practice of animation design.


You will learn how to tell a story through the power of animation, and finish this unit with the knowledge of how to use industry standard software.


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Art and Fashion Course unit

With the online Art and Fashion unit provided by Curtin University, you will gain a thorough insight into the influences of art and culture on fashion in the 20th century.


Work towards a career in fashion in your own time and at your own pace with this online unit.


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Issues in Contemporary Art Course unit

Issues in Contemporary Art is an online unit offered by Curtin University that introduces the major theoretical issues of contemporary art.


You will examine contemporary art practices through the framework of seeing and cultural production theories.


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Modernism in Art and Design Course unit

This online Modernism in Art and Design unit from Curtin University explores the theoretical perspectives that underpin developments in this area of art in the late 19th and 20th Centuries.


The unit focuses on the shifts in the production of visual culture that led to the emergence of Modernism.


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About Design

Design is in everything around us – whether it be a building, an image, clothing or a computer game. Some people have a real eye for design and there are plenty of courses on offer to help them nurture their talent. If this sounds like you, you should consider studying one of our offerings in a range of design fields.

You can start small by honing your skills in illustration, cartooning and drawing with a short course. If this increases your interest, then consider continuing by studying a more comprehensive course such as fine arts. Fine arts covers a range of topics including art and creativity, art history, sculptures, paintings and visual arts.

For those interested in using technology in design, a course in graphic design is a great way to get a range of skills and knowledge. The super-technical can even specialise in specific areas like 3D animation or games design.

Potential design career outcomes include: Web Designer, Fashion or Jewellery Designer, Junior Graphic Designer, Graphic Designer, Graphic Design Assistant, Graphic Designer, Junior Art Director, Brand Identity Designer, Interior Designer, Interior Decorator.

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