Visual artists, crafts-people and designers create and express ideas through a variety of techniques that include:
- Desktop publishing
- Wood design
- Arts administration and exhibition design.
You may specialise in a particular area or may choose to combine one or more areas.
The Tasmanian Polytechnic's art and craft design qualifications can lead to a range of employment opportunities including:
Develop visual and performing arts projects. As part of this role you may develop budgets and promote, market and manage events and staff. You may develop applications for grants.
Use a variety of drawing materials including pencil, charcoal, crayon, ink or digital drawing programs. Translate ideas onto paper, exploring the relationship between line, colour, design and form.
Use clay to make a variety of functional, sculptural and decorative products including kitchen and tableware, large and small sculptures, tiles and murals, jewellery and other objects.
Learn to prepare and use various types of glass and, by fusing and slumping or by casting in a kiln, transform it into a range of objects including jewellery, bowls, window panels and small sculptures.
Design and make jewellery and small objects using metals, stone, organic materials, plastics and glass. Emphasis is placed on original and creative design as well as good manufacturing technique.
Use a variety of painting materials including oils, acrylics, watercolour and pastels. Translate your ideas onto paper, canvas and board, exploring the relationship between line, colour, design and form.
Operate cameras and lighting equipment to take photographs of people, places, products and other subjects. Explore a range of abstract and conceptual ideas.
Make images by etching designs onto metal plates, cutting designs into wood or lino, preparing a series of silk screens, or by drawing on prepared lithographic stones.
Produce 3D, semi-relief representational or abstract forms using clay, glass, metal, wood, plastics and fibre. Your work can be very small, very large, for indoors or outdoors, as one-offs or limited editions.
Construct and embellish fabrics using loom weaving, tapestry weaving, felting, dyeing, fabric printing and painting, hand and machine embroidery, quilting, collage and fabric manipulation techniques.
Make a variety of products including furniture, screens and panels, kitchen and tableware, large and small sculptures, jewellery and other objects.