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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

$4,608 (2021), $4,260 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$1,272 (2021), $1,176 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$180 (2021), $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.

The Studio Area Specialisation - The Studio Area Specialisation has been designed for students who would like have a specialisation in two studio areas. Students are to choose two studio areas from Printmaking, Painting or Jewellery. In this course you will complete art theory and history and drawing as well as your chosen area of specialisation where you select between two pathways for this course.

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 create jewellery and work (largely silversmithing artifacts) within a visual art and fine art context.

On Campus

Duration:

12 months

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

Online

Duration:

12 months

Core Units
CUAACD201Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUAPPR301Produce creative work
BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
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

Silversmithing Specialisation

Duration: 24 months
Silversmithing Specialisation (On Campus Units)
BSBDES303Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAJWL301Produce jewellery
CUATEX301Produce textile work
CUATEX201Develop skills in textile work
CUAACD402Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
CUAPPR301Produce creative work
CUAGLA301Produce glasswork
CUAGLA201Develop glassworking skills
Silversmithing Specialisation (Online Units)
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
CUAPPR302Document the work progress
CUAACD201Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

Duration: 24 months
Art History/Theory
BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
Drawing
CUAPPR407Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUAACD201Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUADRA301Produce drawings
CUAPPR301Produce creative work
Jewellery Studio Area
CUAJWL301Produce jewellery
CUAJWL201Develop jewellery-making skills
BSBDES303Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
Painting Studio Area
CUAPPR201Make simple creative work
CUAPAI301Produce paintings
BSBDES301Explore the use of colour
Printmaking Studio Area
CUAPRI301Produce prints
BSBDES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPPR302Document the work progress

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Online

Duration:

24 months

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

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 SeptemberOnline Available
2020 OctoberOnline Available
2020 NovemberOnline Available
2020 DecemberOnline Available
2021 FebruaryOnline Available
2021 MarchOnline Available
2021 AprilOnline Available
2021 MayOnline Available
2021 JuneOnline Available
2021 JulyOnline Available
2021 AugustOnline Available
2021 SeptemberOnline Available
2021 OctoberOnline Available
2021 NovemberOnline Available
2021 DecemberOnline Available
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)
Fee for service$4,608 (2021)
Subsidised full fee$1,272 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee$180 (2021)
Fee for service per unit$384 (2021)
Subsidised full fee per unit$106 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$15 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit$10 (2021)
Overseas OnlineN/A
Domestic OnlineN/A

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