Visual Arts

Our visual arts courses will inspire your creativity and develop a broad range of skills and knowledge to start your artistic career.

Our specialist art studios at the Geelong City Campus are designed with space, light, and the latest industry equipment to develop your skills. Learn from a range of current practising artists who will prepare you to enter the arts industry either as a practising artist or arts worker. 

We've also got a range of short courses on offer, if you're looking to get creative in a particular area such as jewellery making or photography.

Career outcomes  

Salary range

Fine Artist $31,225 - $124,800

Source: payscale.com.au. Criteria based on Australian occupations AUD. Updated 21 May 2018.
Note: salaries are a guide only, and are dependent on a range of factors including your experience, employer, and location.

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Profiles and Testimonials

“I have a passion for art and have been drawing for ten years, however I wanted to broaden my knowledge and learn new skills. Drawing is also a solemn activity, so I wanted to be around like-minded people for inspiration. The Gordon was the first place I considered as it has a good reputation and a long history of successful students.

I learnt more about the art world during my year of study, than I have in the past ten years I have been teaching myself. The teachers are wonderful, knowledgeable and understanding. The studios are spacious and have a wide variety of equipment for the different topics the course covered.

I have since been commissioned by Headspace to produce artwork for their new office in Geelong, and so far have produced six pieces. It was my first paid work in this field and has been an amazing opportunity to get my work out there. In the future, I would love to get a degree in visual arts and become a self-managed artist with the skills to produce product and run my own business.”

Grace Hopkins
Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Industry and Corporate Training

If you would like to book training for your organisation, please contact 5225 0800 to discuss your requirements.



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About The Gordon

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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