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Visual Arts Courses at NADC

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Studying Fine Arts at NADC is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to experience hands-on studio-based classes at Western Sydney’s premier art school. All we offer a range of full-time and part time study options in fine art, visual arts and contemporary craft and ceramics. Our courses are taught by artists with strong and current exhibition practices. Click on 'read more' for information on courses available.

What we teach

The art school has well equipped studios and facilities in the areas of painting, drawing, printmaking, art photography, ceramics, art history/ theory and digital art. We have an emphasis on practical learning, with most lessons being a combination of teacher demonstration, which is followed by student practice. Feedback to the student is delivered one on one, and also via class discussion. As well as rigorous technical and conceptual training in fine art, our courses prepare candidates for the arts industries by integrating training in arts-related areas such as Occupational Health and Safety, professional practice, arts marketing, and digital media.

What our graduates do

Graduates in our courses have gone on to successful careers in a range of areas including studio-based art practice, gallery management, arts administration, art education (including school teaching, adult education and gallery-based education) curatorial practice, community art practice, art retail, and artwork installations.

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Certificate III Design Fundamentals - Ceramic Design - Enrol now!

Ceramic pendant by Roseanna Hawes, NADC graduate

Nepean Arts and Design Centre is pleased to announce we have commenced the Certificate III Design Fundamentals, and hope to also offer this course in Semester 1 , 2019

This course develops introductory design skills via the specialist area of ceramics. In this course leaners prototype commercially viable ceramic designs using a range of ceramic methods and materials. Both wheel forming and hand-building techniques will be explored. The proposed timetable for semester 1, 2019 is 2 days per week, (Mondays and Tuesdays) 9.30am-3.30pm. We hope to also offer a part time option - 1 day per week for 2 semesters.

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Bachelor of Visual Arts

Nepean Arts and Design Centre, TAFE NSW -Western Sydney Institute is currently running a Visual Arts Degree at NADC in partnership with Federation University Australia. Participants in this degree could include new students, current and former students, and the broader community. If you hold an Advanced Diploma of Visual or Fine Art, you will be eligible for advanced entry, and can apply directly via the Federation University Australia website:

For more information contact the Fine Arts section at NADC on or after January 16th, 2017 on ph 9208 9325.

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