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CUA31115 - Certificate III in Visual Arts

If you are creative, enjoy working with your hands and one daydream of becoming an artist, the Certificate III in Visual Arts can start you on your journey.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

On-campus, RPL/RCC/Credit, Online

DURATION

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton City, Online

FULL COURSE COST

$4,260 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$1,176 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$156 (2020)

UNITS/CREDITS

12 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Self-employment opportunities exist as a visual artist or craftsperson, visual designer, workshop tutor, jewellery maker or theatre set painter. Skills acquired in this program may be relevant to the production of goods suitable for markets and gift galleries. Some candidates may produce work relevant to commercial, fine art galleries. Students completing the silver-smithing specialisation will be well-placed to undertake a jeweller’s apprenticeship.

The Certificate III in Visual Arts is a great place to begin your training as a visual artist. This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a range of visual art skills. Foundation skills in painting, drawing, printmaking, silver-smithing, creative process and basic design are offered in this course. Creative practice at this level is underpinned by the application of introductory art theory and history.

Prospective students may select between two pathways for this course; namely the Studio Area Specialisation and the Silversmithing Specialisation. 

The Studio Area Specialisation - The Studio Area Specialisation has been designed for students who would like have a specialisation in two studio areas. Students can choose two studio areas from Printmaking, Painting or Jewellery.

Silversmithing Specialisation - The Silversmithing Specialisation has been designed for students who would like to specialise in units mainly related to silversmithing. This specialisation has been developed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to make jewellery work (largely silversmithing artifacts) within a visual art and fine art context.

On Campus

Duration:

The course has structured, timetabled classes across 18 weeks.

This course has two intakes across the academic year (February and July).

Mandatory Units - Art History/Theory Cluster
BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
Mandatory Units - Drawing Cluster
CUAPPR301Produce creative work
CUADRA301Produce drawings
CUAACD201Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUAPPR407Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
Elective Units - Jewellery Cluster
BSBDES303Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAJWL201Develop jewellery-making skills
CUAJWL301Produce jewellery
Elective Units - Painting Cluster
CUAPPR201Make simple creative work
BSBDES301Explore the use of colour
CUAPAI301Produce paintings
Elective Units - Printmaking Cluster
BSBDES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPPR302Document the work progress
CUAPRI301Produce prints

Silversmithing Specialisation

Duration: 2 years part-time.
Silversmithing Specialisation (On Campus units)
CUAJWL301Produce jewellery
BSBDES303Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUATEX201Develop skills in textile work
CUATEX301Produce textile work
CUAPPR301Produce creative work
CUAACD402Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
CUAGLA201Develop glassworking skills
CUAGLA301Produce glasswork
Silversmithing Specialisation (Online units)
BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAACD201Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUAPPR302Document the work progress
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice

Online

Duration:

6 months full time or 12 months part time.

Core Units
CUAACD201Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAPPR301Produce creative work
Elective Units
CUADRA301Produce drawings
CUAPRI301Produce prints
BSBDES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
BSBDES301Explore the use of colour
CUAPAI301Produce paintings
CUAPPR201Make simple creative work
CUAPPR302Document the work progress
CUAPPR407Select and prepare creative work for exhibition

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

Duration:

This course has two intakes across the academic year (February and July). Start TAFE Now (STN) Students will be required to attend on a different day of the week each term and that if they attend one day per week, each term the course will take two years to complete. Year 12 students will not be able to complete the full qualification in one year.

Mandatory Units - Art History/Theory Cluster
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Mandatory Units - Drawing Cluster
CUAPPR301Produce creative work
CUADRA301Produce drawings
CUAACD201Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUAPPR407Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
Elective Units - Jewellery Cluster
BSBDES303Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAJWL201Develop jewellery-making skills
CUAJWL301Produce jewellery
Elective Units - Painting Cluster
BSBDES301Explore the use of colour
CUAPAI301Produce paintings
CUAPPR201Make simple creative work
Elective Units - Printmaking Cluster
CUAPPR302Document the work progress
BSBDES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPRI301Produce prints

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Online

Duration:

6 months full time or 12 months part time.

Core Units
CUAACD201Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAPPR301Produce creative work
Elective Units
CUADRA301Produce drawings
BSBDES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPRI301Produce prints
BSBDES301Explore the use of colour
CUAPAI301Produce paintings
CUAPPR302Document the work progress
CUAPPR201Make simple creative work
CUAPPR407Select and prepare creative work for exhibition

On Campus

2020 FebruaryRockhampton City
2020 JulyRockhampton City

Online

2020 FebruaryOnline Available
2020 MarchOnline Available
2020 AprilOnline Available
2020 MayOnline Available
2020 JuneOnline Available
2020 JulyOnline Available
2020 AugustOnline Available
2020 OctoberOnline Available
2020 NovemberOnline Available
2020 DecemberOnline Available
2020 SeptemberOnline Available

Silversmithing Specialisation

2020 FebruaryRockhampton City
2020 JulyRockhampton City

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

2020 FebruaryRockhampton City
2020 JulyRockhampton City
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.
There are no entry requirements for this course.

Self-employment opportunities exist as a visual artist or craftsperson, visual designer, workshop tutor, jewellery maker or theatre set painter. Skills acquired in this program may be relevant to the production of goods suitable for markets and gift galleries. Some candidates may produce work relevant to commercial, fine art galleries. Students completing the silver-smithing specialisation will be well-placed to undertake a jeweller’s apprenticeship.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$4,260 (2020)
Subsidised full fee$1,176 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee$156 (2020)
Fee for service per unit$355 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit$98 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$13 (2020)

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