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Visual Arts Courses at NADC

Studying Visual Arts at NADC is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to experience hands-on studio-based classes at Western Sydney’s premier art school. We offer a range of full-time and part time study options in visual arts 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 below for 2019 now!

Ceramic pendant by Roseanna Hawes, NADC graduate

Nepean Arts and Design Centre is pleased to announce 2019 enrolments for the Certificate III Design Fundamentals are now open.

This course develops introductory design skills via the specialist area of ceramics. In this course learners prototype commercially viable ceramic designs using a range of ceramic methods and materials. Both wheel forming and hand-building techniques will be explored. The timetable for semester 1, 2019 is 3 days per week, (9.00am-4pm Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays) for one semester for full-time students. Part- time students will attend 1.5 days per week (Monday 9am-4pm, Tuesday 9am-1pm) for two semesters.

Enrolments for 2019 Certificate III Design Fundamentals - Ceramic Design are now open for Semester 1.

For the FULL-TIME offering, please enrol here:

Full time offering

For the PART-TIME offering, please enrol here:

Part time offering

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Nepean Arts and Design Centre, TAFE NSW -Western Sydney Institute will no longer take new enrolments in the Partnership Visual Art Degree with Federation University Australia. Watch this space for information on our exciting new upcoming Higher Education opportunities!

For more information contact the Fine Arts section at NADC ph 9208 9325, or come to one of our 2019 course information sessions.

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.