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Artist

Artist

Artists are strong visual communicators, conveying their message through mediums such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpting, photography, glass, film-making, sound, animation and much more. The Bachelor of Visual Arts can provide the necessary training and skills to develop a career as a visual artist, with a variety of majors allowing you to specialise in your particular areas of interest. In order to exhibit your work professionally in galleries, make a living as an artist or pursue a career in an arts-related field, it is essential to gain as much experience and exposure as possible in the visual arts industry. With further study, you could also follow your passion through to a career in art education, art writing, curating or arts administration.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

As a graphic designer, you might be responsible for producing artwork and text layouts for print, web and electronic publications. It involves taking a brief from a client, and working creatively to develop a solution that meets those needs.

Sydney offers two pathways to a career in this field: the Bachelor of Visual Arts or the Bachelor of Design Computing. You could work as a part of a design team, in an agency or within the marketing department of an organisation.

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Interaction Designer

Interaction Designer

If you’ve ever used an iPad, iPhone, Xbox Kinect or touchscreen system then you’ve used the work of an interaction designer. It is their job to create applications, games, environments and systems that are both fun and intuitive for someone to use.

In order to be successful in this field, you’ll need to combine an understanding of information technology and programming with psychology and design to ensure that users find your interface easy and enjoyable to use. The Bachelor of Design Computing is your ticket into the thrilling world of interaction design. You’ll learn how to design amazing products while acquiring the technical skills to make them work in real life. As a graduate you’ll have opportunities to work in marketing, advertising, games design and product design.

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Musician

Musician

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music offers a number of music degrees that can lead to a career in writing, arranging, orchestrating or performing musical compositions.

You will need stamina, skill and dedication to succeed as a musician, as working hours are often irregular and you’ll need to spend many hours practising and rehearsing. It is also helpful to have a flair for entertainment and performance.

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Photographer

Photographer

Photographers operate cameras and lighting equipment to take photos of people, places, products and other subjects. Creativity and a personal style are combined with technical skills, such as composition, production and image manipulation, which come from formal training.

The Bachelor of Visual Arts is an excellent opportunity to enhance your photography skills in a supportive, state-of-the-art studio environment, where you can acquire the technical and conceptual skills to pursue a career as a photographer, artist or photojournalist.

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