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CUA31120 - 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

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. The Certificate III in Visual Art develops 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 to have a specialisation in two studio areas. Students are to choose two studio areas from Printmaking, Painting or Jewellery. In this course, students will complete art theory and history and drawing as well as their two chosen specialisation areas.

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 visual art and fine art context.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

ON CAMPUS

Duration:

12 months

Drawing
CUAACD311Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUAPPR311Produce creative work
CUADRA311Produce drawings
CUAPPR417Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
Art History/Theory
BSBWHS211Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
Printmaking Studio Area
CUAPPR312Document the creative work progress
CUAPRI312Produce prints
CUADES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
Jewellery Studio Area
CUAJWL211Develop jewellery-making skills
CUAJWL311Produce jewellery
CUADES303Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
Online Only - Painting Studio Area
CUAPAI311Produce paintings
CUAPPR211Make simple creative work
CUADES301Explore the use of colour

Online

Duration:

12 months

Drawing
CUAACD311Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUADRA311Produce drawings
Art History/Theory
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
BSBWHS211Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
Printmaking Studio Area
CUAPRI312Produce prints
CUADES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
Painting Studio Area
CUAPAI311Produce paintings
CUADES301Explore the use of colour
Creative Project 1
CUAPPR312Document the creative work progress
CUAPPR211Make simple creative work
Creative Project 2
CUAPPR311Produce creative work
CUAPPR417Select and prepare creative work for exhibition

Silversmithing Specialisation

Duration:

24 months

SILVERSMITHING SPECIALISATION (ONLINE UNITS)
BSBWHS211Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUAACD311Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUAPPR312Document the creative work progress
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
CASTING
CUAPPR311Produce creative work
CUAACD412Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
ENAMELLING
CUAGLA201Develop glassworking skills
CUAGLA301Produce glasswork
METALSMITHING
CUAJWL311Produce jewellery
CUADES303Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
TEXTILES IN METAL
CUATEX201Develop skills in textile work
CUATEX311Produce textile work

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

Duration:

24 months

Drawing
CUAPPR417Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUAACD311Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUAPPR311Produce creative work
CUADRA311Produce drawings
Art History/Theory
BSBWHS211Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
Printmaking Studio Area
CUAPPR312Document the creative work progress
CUADES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPRI312Produce prints
Jewellery Studio Area
CUADES303Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAJWL311Produce jewellery
CUAJWL211Develop jewellery-making skills
Online Only - Painting Studio Area
CUADES301Explore the use of colour
CUAPPR211Make simple creative work
CUAPAI311Produce paintings

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Online

Duration:

12 months

Drawing
CUADRA311Produce drawings
CUAACD311Produce drawings to communicate ideas
Art History/Theory
BSBWHS211Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
Printmaking Studio Area
CUADES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPRI312Produce prints
Painting Studio Area
CUADES301Explore the use of colour
CUAPAI311Produce paintings
Creative Project 1
CUAPPR211Make simple creative work
CUAPPR312Document the creative work progress
Creative Project 2
CUAPPR417Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUAPPR311Produce creative work

ON CAMPUS

2022 JulyRockhampton City
2022 AugustRockhampton City

Online

2022 FebruaryOnline Available
2022 MarchOnline Available
2022 AprilOnline Available
2022 MayOnline Available
2022 JuneOnline Available
2022 JulyOnline Available
2022 AugustOnline Available
2022 SeptemberOnline Available
2022 OctoberOnline Available
2022 NovemberOnline Available
2022 DecemberOnline Available

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

2022 JulyRockhampton City
2022 AugustRockhampton City

Silversmithing Specialisation

2022 JulyRockhampton City
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

There are no other 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$4,896.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee$1,356.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee$192.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$408.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit$113.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$16.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$11.10 (2022)

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