Express your culture and turn your passion into a career in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industry. Our courses will help you develop your understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity and learn to apply this knowledge to an arts context.
Study cultural arts
For thousands of years, Indigenous Australians have been using art to build community, tell stories, share culture, and understand and explore Country and history. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts are a rich contribution to Australia’s diverse contemporary culture and national identity.
Our courses will help you gain a well-developed command of technique in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts. The training will support you to develop yourself as an artist and produce work that expresses your cultural identity.
You will learn from industry experienced educators and access dedicated cultural arts training facilities and equipment. Our courses will help you develop drawing skills, explore use of colour, produce paintings, prints and ceramics, prepare stencils and screens for textile printing and much more.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studio Artist
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Arts Centre Assistant
- Visual artist
- Production Assistant
- Textile Artist
- Gallery assistant
Cultural arts courses
Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
Set yourself on the path to a creative career in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industry. Develop the practical skills required to work as a visual arts and crafts professional.
- Visual Arts and Crafts Professional
Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
Take the next step with your career in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry. Gain the specialised skills and knowledge required to produce work as an artist.
- Painter (Visual Arts)
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