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Commercial Arts Training College in Australia

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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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Our graduates are both highly regarded and sought-after designers. They are recognised and regularly win prizes in the most prestigious design competitions, from the DIA Australasian Student Design Competition and the GOTYA (Graduate of the Year Awards) to the Dulux Colour Awards and the Desktop Create Awards. Thanks to excellent industry recognition, our talented graduates have landed roles in leading companies like IKEA, Walt Disney, Saatchi and Saatchi and Volcom. Many graduates have set up their own design agencies, or work in art studios, interior design companies, advertising agencies and production houses.

Awards:

Our current and past students are well known throughout the Design Industry for the many awards that they have won. Our students have won a range of industry competitions such as:

- The Design Institute of Australia's "Interior Decoration Student of the Year Award"
- The Graduate of the Year Awards 
- The Design Graphics Magazine "Cover of the Year" in 2004";
- Gold Coast Tourism Logo Competition in 2004; and
- The redesign of Runaway Bay Sports Super Centres childcare logo in 2005.

Graphic Design Courses:

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

Interior Design Courses:

- Diploma in Arts (Interior Decoration and Design)
- Advanced Diploma in Arts (Electronic Design and Interactive Media)

Photography:

- Diploma of Photoimaging (Commercial Photographer) (available at the Brisbane campus only)

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