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CUA51115 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Progress your career in the visual arts or creative industries with this high-level diploma. This course will enable you to take your skills to the next level. A Diploma of Visual Arts will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and techniques relevant to employment within the visual arts or other creative industries.

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

$15,165 (2021), $14,295 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$7,575 (2021), $7,140 (2020)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION CO-CONTRIBUTION FEE

$6,165 (2021), $5,805 (2020)

UNITS/CREDITS

15 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Possible job outcomes include: Artist specialising in: drawing and illustration, jewellery-making, painting, printmaking. Employment outcomes for the visual artist are diverse, and are characterised by self employment, collaboration with other artists, work with communities and organisations on specific projects, and short term contract work.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Study areas include drawing, art history and professional practice along with specialisations in either printmaking, jewellery or painting. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of arts theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Visual artists may work in their own practice, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

On Campus

Duration:

12 months full time or 24 months part time

Drawing 1
CUAACD501Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAACD502Create observational drawings
Drawing 2
CUADRA501Refine drawing techniques
Professional Practice 1
BSBIPR401Use and respect copyright
CUAPPR505Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory
Professional Practice 2
CUAPPR503Present a body of own creative work
CUAPHI403Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
BSBMKG527Plan Social media engagement
CUAPPR502Develop own sustainable professional practice
Jewellery Specialisation 1
MEM19038AApply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production
CUAACD506Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Jewellery Specialisation 2
CUAPPR501Realise a body of creative work
CUAACD504Research and apply light and colour
MEM19036AUse specialised techniques to produce jewellery and objects
Painting Specialisation 1
CUAACD506Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
CUAPAI502Investigate painting materials and processes
Painting Specialisation 2
CUAACD504Research and apply light and colour
CUAPAI501Refine painting techniques
CUAPPR501Realise a body of creative work
Printmaking Specialisation 1
CUAPRI502Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUAACD506Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Printmaking Specialisation 2
CUAPPR501Realise a body of creative work
CUAPRI501Refine printmaking techniques
CUAACD504Research and apply light and colour

Online

Duration: 12 months full time or 24 months part time
Drawing and Copyright
CUADRA501Refine drawing techniques
BSBIPR401Use and respect copyright
Drawing and History
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory
CUAACD501Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
Drawing and Safety
CUAACD502Create observational drawings
CUAPPR505Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Professional Practice 1
CUAPHI403Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
BSBMKG527Plan Social media engagement
Professional Practice 2
CUAPPR503Present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR501Realise a body of creative work
Sustainability
CUAPPR502Develop own sustainable professional practice
Printmaking Specialisation 1
CUAPRI502Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUAACD506Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Printmaking Specialisation 2
CUAPRI501Refine printmaking techniques
CUAACD504Research and apply light and colour
Painting Specialisation 1
CUAPAI502Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAACD506Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Painting Specialisation 2
CUAPAI501Refine painting techniques
CUAACD504Research and apply light and colour

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

Duration:

24 months part time

Drawing 1
CUAACD501Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAACD502Create observational drawings
Drawing 2
CUADRA501Refine drawing techniques
Professional Practice 1
BSBIPR401Use and respect copyright
CUAPPR505Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory
Professional Practice 2
CUAPPR503Present a body of own creative work
CUAPHI403Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
BSBMKG527Plan Social media engagement
CUAPPR502Develop own sustainable professional practice
Jewellery Specialisation 1
MEM19038AApply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production
CUAACD506Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Jewellery Specialisation 2
CUAPPR501Realise a body of creative work
CUAACD504Research and apply light and colour
MEM19036AUse specialised techniques to produce jewellery and objects
Painting Specialisation 1
CUAACD506Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
CUAPAI502Investigate painting materials and processes
Painting Specialisation 2
CUAACD504Research and apply light and colour
CUAPAI501Refine painting techniques
CUAPPR501Realise a body of creative work
Printmaking Specialisation 1
CUAPRI502Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUAACD506Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Printmaking Specialisation 2
CUAPPR501Realise a body of creative work
CUAPRI501Refine printmaking techniques
CUAACD504Research and apply light and colour

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Online

Duration: 24 months part time
Drawing and Copyright
CUADRA501Refine drawing techniques
BSBIPR401Use and respect copyright
Drawing and History
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory
CUAACD501Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
Drawing and Safety
CUAACD502Create observational drawings
CUAPPR505Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Professional Practice 1
CUAPHI403Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
BSBMKG527Plan Social media engagement
Professional Practice 2
CUAPPR503Present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR501Realise a body of creative work
Sustainability
CUAPPR502Develop own sustainable professional practice
Printmaking Specialisation 1
CUAACD506Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
CUAPRI502Investigate printmaking materials and processes
Printmaking Specialisation 2
CUAACD504Research and apply light and colour
CUAPRI501Refine printmaking techniques
Painting Specialisation 1
CUAACD506Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
CUAPAI502Investigate painting materials and processes
Painting Specialisation 2
CUAACD504Research and apply light and colour
CUAPAI501Refine painting techniques

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
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

On campus

2020 FebruaryRockhampton City
2020 MarchRockhampton City
2020 JulyRockhampton City
2020 AugustRockhampton City

On Campus

2021 FebruaryRockhampton City
2021 MarchRockhampton City
2021 JulyRockhampton City
2021 AugustRockhampton City
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Admission into this course is determined via the presentation of a folio. The folio will be presented prior to or at an interview conducted with visual art teaching staff. For admission into this qualification, individuals must have the technical and organisational skills to conceptualise and create works in selected media. These skills and contextual knowledge may have been acquired through experience in creative practice or through formal study.

Your folio should include:

  • At least five items
  • Original works or digital copies of original works (photos)
  • Works that show your current level of ability
  • Works in range of different media (if available)

Folio Assessment Criteria:
The selection panel will consider the following points

  • Drawing Skills and Knowledge
  • Application of Design Concepts
  • Technical Skills with Media

This course is not designed to provide basic technical skills and contextual knowledge.

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

Possible job outcomes include: Artist specialising in: drawing and illustration, jewellery-making, painting, printmaking. Employment outcomes for the visual artist are diverse, and are characterised by self employment, collaboration with other artists, work with communities and organisations on specific projects, and short term contract work.
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$14,295 (2020)
Subsidised full fee$7,140 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee$5,805 (2020)
Fee for service per unit$953 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit$476 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$387 (2020)
Fee for service$15,165 (2021)
Subsidised full fee$7,575 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee$6,165 (2021)
Fee for service per unit$1,011 (2021)
Subsidised full fee per unit$505 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$411 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit$310 (2021)
Overseas OnlineN/A
Domestic OnlineN/A

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