An Artist uses talent and the skills to conceptualise and make creative works. They create artworks to express, communicate, challenge and react to ideas or impressions. This may include installations, sculptures, paintings, drawings, pottery, performances, photographs, videos, or any other medium.
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Artists create artworks to express, communicate, challenge and react to ideas or impressions.
You can work as an artist without formal qualifications. Aspiring artists may wish to gain qualifications in visual arts, fine arts or design.
A great place to start is to develop a body of work. You can also become an artist by studying visual arts, creative arts, fine arts or design at university. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.
You may like to consider qualifications in a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) or a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Entry to these courses usually requires the successful completion of secondary school, an interview and/or submission of a folio of work.
There are a number of employment and educational options available to you if you’d like to work in a creative field, depending on where your passion is and your chosen medium.
- Detail Orientated
- Time Management
- Knowledge of proportions and perspective
There are a number of areas of specialisation for artists including painting (fine/visual arts), performance, printmaking, photography and sculpture.
Career progression in this field can lead to other roles such as:
- Graphic Design