Careers in a diverse range of industries are possible through studying design. From hand illustrations and typography, computer generated two and three-dimensional work, textiles, fashion, interior architecture and photography, produce a body of professional folio of work for entrance into further study or employment.

Design is a major contributor to the national economy and employment opportunities are constantly changing. New industry and employment trends cover sustainability, new forms of digital communication and publishing.
The College consults with industry and government reference groups to keep abreast of changes and necessary employment skills. Facilities include fully equipped computer labs, drawing studio, photography studio and mixed media workshop spaces.

Design is for:


People looking to build their confidence and creative maturity.


People wanting to improve their practical and conceptual skills, and be provided with a substantial body of practical work.


Looking for an Introduction to the Adobe suite of computer programs including Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign.

TestimonialsAlysha Parkinson (Folio Preparation Student)

“After finishing high school with a passion for design but not sure exactly what direction I wanted to take it, I found NCAT, which was an amazing course with great teachers that inspired me and encouraged me to create a folio of work that I was really proud of that, led me to be accepted into my first preference to continue my studies in a Diploma of Graphic Design.”

TestimonialsJoshua Guest (Visual Communication & Design Student)

“Visual Communication & Design is a VCE subject and that’s really helpful to prepare for university.”

TestimonialsReiko Ellis (Folio Preparation Student)

“NCAT has helped me shape my future. Not only did I gain such an incredible amount of practical knowledge, they also really cared and wanted to help as best they could. It was an unforgettable year: great results, personable people, creative.”

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Product Design & Technology (Fashion / Textiles)


Visual Communication


Digital Art & Design