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CATC Design School:
Here at CATC, we’re proud to be one of Australia’s leading education providers in graphic design, interior design and photography. We have campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. We have been helping students to realise their dreams and goals for over 25 years. Our staff are industry practitioners and vastly experienced in the creative industries.

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CATC offers the folllowing diploma and advanced diploma courses:

Graphic Design Courses:

Commercial Arts Training College offers a number of courses ranging from one week introductory workshops to 1 year full time diploma courses in Graphic Design and Advertising. Students will cover topics such as Typography and Layout, Colour Analysis, Drawing and Portifolio preparation. All students will have allocated access to Windows and Apple computers covering industry standard programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign.

- Diploma in Arts (Graphic Design and Advertising)
- Advanced Diploma in Arts (Electronic Design and Interactive Media)

Interior Design Courses:
The Interior Design studies are unique in offering opportunities to develop essential design awareness and individual style. Graduates become effective and creative communicators, able to analyse problems, visualise and communicate concepts to both industry and clients. Employment avenues and career paths open to successful graduates are many and varied. Some choose to progress to further study, some enter the retail field while others enter the industry in assistant design roles or work for themselves.

- Diploma in Arts (Interior Decoration and Design)
- Advanced Diploma in Arts (Interior Decoration and Design)

Photoimaging Courses:
The Photoimaging course is a diploma of commercial photography focusing on digital photography. This course allows students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful freelance photographer. 

- Diploma of Photoimaging (Commercial Photographer)
- Advanced Diploma in Arts (Electronic Design and Interactive Media) Fast Track

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Oceania Polytechnic Institute Of Education, Melbourne
Courses / Programs
Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education (OPIE) is a private tertiary institute in Victoria. It specialises in the fields of Art, Architecture, The Built Environment and Design. Oceania Polytechnic was founded in Melbourne in 1988 with the aim of producing graduates of international standard. It is the only private institution to offer a Bachelor of Architecture degree. The uniquely structured courses, internationally qualified teaching staff and individual attention given to each student provide a creative environment for those seeking a career in: Architecture; Interior Design; Building Drafting & Building Design.
Bachelor Degree Course:
- Architecture

Certificate & Diploma Courses:
- Interior Design
- Interior Decoration
- Building & Surveying
- Drafting
Sydney College of the Arts
Courses / Programs
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) is the visual arts faculty of the University of Sydney. SCA is a premier provider of contemporary art education and research around the world offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in contemporary visual arts. SCA’s student population is diverse and one in six students are international students.

Leading the research and practice of contemporary art in Australia since 1976, SCA delivers innovative educational programs that support the professional success of graduates. A faculty of the University of Sydney, SCA continues the tradition of academic excellence associated with Australia’s most established educational institution.

SCA’s campus is located in the historic Kirkbride buildings in Rozelle, a suburb in the inner west of Sydney, and overlooks Sydney harbour. SCA provides free student and visitor parking on campus and is easily accessible by public transport.

The educational programs are studio-based and facilities include computer and multimedia laboratories, print, clay, glass, wood and metal workshops, film / video & sound production and editing facilities, SCA Gallery, SCA library and several student exhibition spaces.
Undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in visual arts:

- The Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) is three-year undergraduate degree program for those wishing to establish a practice in the contemporary visual arts, with the option of an honours degree also available.

- Master of Film and Digital Image

- Master of Interactive and Digital Media

- Master of Studio Art

- Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

- Doctor of Philosophy

- Specialist short courses in visual art are sometimes available.
Len's School, Sydney
Courses / Programs
Len's School is Len Metcalf’s photography courses and tours, located in Sydney, NSW. With over 25 years experience and specialist training, Len is one of the few photography teachers with art, photography and educational qualifications. Highly regarded as a landscape photographer he is regularly invited to mentor and train vocational teachers and corporate facilitators.

With this background you will find a well crafted course that has specific learning experiences designed into the program to ensure that you gain the most benefit from your attendance of the course. This is in sharp contrast to many courses which are run by expert photographers who don’t have an educational background.

The courses are usually run at Leonard’s personal studio in Leura, located close to all a wide choice of accommodation such as hotels, hostels and bed & breakfasts. The studio has excellent access to the stunning Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Most courses include indoor and outdoor sessions, and where possible the opportunity to develop your films or examine your work on laptops so that you can receive instant feedback on your progress.
- Len's Workshop - Photography workshop for beginners concentrating on camera craft.
- Creative Lens - For intermediate and advanced photographers wishing to explore their creativity.
- Landscape Photography Workshop
- Mentor Program & critiques
- Local photography tours
- Panoramic Photography Workshop
- Digital imagine Workshop
Art Encounters, Melbourne
Courses / Programs
Art Encounters in Elsternwick, Melbourne is the perfect place to explore your creativity and learn how to make art. Art Encounters was established in 1998 to provide the community with a school where people could rekindle and awaken their creative expression and desire to make art. We provide a highly supportive and stimulating environment for the novice to commence the journey of art education. Perfect for beginners who like to study in a personal environment in small groups.
Drawing and Painting for Beginners; Art Making for Beginners; Classical Painting Classes; Weekend workshops in Materials, Colour, Life Drawing, Watercolours, Portraiture, Landscape Painting, Observational drawing, Painting the Nude, Children's Classes and more.
Sydney Design School, NSW
Courses / Programs
Sydney Design School specialises in the business of Interior Design.

At Sydney Design School we believe our graduates must be well equipped to meet the needs of the industry thats why we offer very practical, intensive courses in interior design and decoration with an option to complete a business qualification.
- Interior Design - Certificate IV in Design (CUV40303) specialising in Interior Decoration

- Business for Designers - Certificate IV in Small Business Management (BSB40407)
Rings Road Art Studio, Melbourne
Courses / Programs
Rings Road Art Studio is a privately owned working art studio in Moorabbin, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. We offer tutored and untutored drawing and painting classes for adults at beginner and intermediate levels. We also offer portfolio preparation classes for teenagers and adults. Classes will assist participants at all levels of skill and experience to develop observational and interpretive methods in drawing and painting. The aim is to teach students foundational skills that will enable them to further their own artistic pursuits, whether it is advancing to tertiary level fine art studies or pursuing their own personal interests.

The objective at Rings Road Art Studio is to enable students to learn skills and techniques required for art production by focusing and encouraging the development of students’ technical ability. Classes provide the opportunity for students to enhance their artistic awareness through various processes of seeing and by working in a range of media. In all classes students will discover aspects of historical and contemporary concepts in art through their own production of artworks.
Art Classes include:
- Life Drawing
- General Drawing
- Artistic Anatomy/ Classical Drawing
- Folio Preparation for Teenagers
- Portraiture (painting & drawing)
- Landscape (painting & drawing)
- Beginners Oil Painting
- Beginners Drawing & Painting
- Untutored Life Drawing
- Open Studio
- 20th Century Art Practice