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CUA51120 - 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, Online

DURATION

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

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton City, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

15 units

JOB PROSPECTS

The job roles that relate to this qualification are that of a professional artist or designer. More specifically, these roles may include; Printmaker, Painter, Jeweler/Silversmith, Designer, Digital Artist, Installation Artist or Arts Practitioner. This course also provides a pathway to other visual arts, craft and design job roles.

This qualification provides students with training in the technical, creative and conceptual skills necessary to become a professional artist or designer. Students can select from the studio areas of painting, printmaking or jewellery as they work to develop their professional skills and knowledge in the visual arts arena. 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:

This program is delivered on campus for a period of 12 months full time or 24 months part time.

Drawing 1
CUAACD531Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAACD532Create observational drawings
Drawing 2
CUADRA501Refine drawing techniques
Professional Practice 1
CUAPPR515Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUACMP511Manage copyright arrangements
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory
Professional Practice 2
BSBCRT512Originate and develop concepts
CUAPPR513Present a body of own creative work
BSBMKG546Develop social media engagement plans
CUAPPR512Develop sustainability of own professional practice
Jewellery Specialisation 1
CUAJWL401Experiment with techniques to produce jewellery
CUAACD536Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Jewellery Specialisation 2
CUAACD509Develop and refine metalworking techniques
CUAPPR511Realise a body of creative work
CUAACD534Research and apply light and colour
Printmaking Specialisation 1
CUAPRI512Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUAACD536Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Painting Specialisation 1 - Online Only
CUAACD536Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
CUAPAI512Investigate painting materials and processes
Printmaking Specialisation 2
CUAPPR511Realise a body of creative work
CUAPRI511Refine printmaking techniques
CUAACD534Research and apply light and colour
Painting Specialisation 2 - Online Only
CUAACD534Research and apply light and colour
CUAPAI511Refine painting techniques
CUAPPR511Realise a body of creative work

Online

Duration:

This program is delivered online for a period of 12 months full time or 24 months part time.

Drawing and Copyright
CUADRA501Refine drawing techniques
CUACMP511Manage copyright arrangements
Drawing and History
CUAACD531Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory
Drawing and Safety
CUAACD532Create observational drawings
CUAPPR515Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Professional Practice 1
BSBCRT512Originate and develop concepts
BSBMKG546Develop social media engagement plans
Professional Practice 2
CUAPPR513Present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR511Realise a body of creative work
Sustainability
CUAPPR512Develop sustainability of own professional practice
Printmaking Specialisation 1
CUAPRI512Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUAACD536Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Painting Specialisation 1
CUAACD536Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
CUAPAI512Investigate painting materials and processes
Printmaking Specialisation 2
CUAPRI511Refine printmaking techniques
CUAACD534Research and apply light and colour
Painting Specialisation 2
CUAACD534Research and apply light and colour
CUAPAI511Refine painting techniques

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

Duration:

This program is delivered on campus part time for a period of 24 months.

Drawing 1
CUAACD532Create observational drawings
CUAACD531Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
Drawing 2
CUADRA501Refine drawing techniques
Professional Practice 1
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory
CUACMP511Manage copyright arrangements
CUAPPR515Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Professional Practice 2
CUAPPR512Develop sustainability of own professional practice
BSBMKG546Develop social media engagement plans
BSBCRT512Originate and develop concepts
CUAPPR513Present a body of own creative work
Jewellery Specialisation 1
CUAJWL401Experiment with techniques to produce jewellery
CUAACD536Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Jewellery Specialisation 2
CUAACD509Develop and refine metalworking techniques
CUAACD534Research and apply light and colour
CUAPPR511Realise a body of creative work
Printmaking Specialisation 1
CUAACD536Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
CUAPRI512Investigate printmaking materials and processes
Painting Specialisation 1 - Online Only
CUAPAI512Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAACD536Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Printmaking Specialisation 2
CUAACD534Research and apply light and colour
CUAPRI511Refine printmaking techniques
CUAPPR511Realise a body of creative work
Painting Specialisation 2 - Online Only
CUAPPR511Realise a body of creative work
CUAPAI511Refine painting techniques
CUAACD534Research and apply light and colour

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Online

Duration:

This program is delivered online for a period of 24 months part time.

Drawing and Copyright
CUACMP511Manage copyright arrangements
CUADRA501Refine drawing techniques
Drawing and History
CUAACD531Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUARES503Analyse cultural history and theory
Drawing and Safety
CUAPPR515Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAACD532Create observational drawings
Professional Practice 1
BSBMKG546Develop social media engagement plans
BSBCRT512Originate and develop concepts
Professional Practice 2
CUAPPR511Realise a body of creative work
CUAPPR513Present a body of own creative work
Sustainability
CUAPPR512Develop sustainability of own professional practice
Printmaking Specialisation 1
CUAACD536Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
CUAPRI512Investigate printmaking materials and processes
Painting Specialisation 1
CUAPAI512Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAACD536Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
Printmaking Specialisation 2
CUAACD534Research and apply light and colour
CUAPRI511Refine printmaking techniques
Painting Specialisation 2
CUAPAI511Refine painting techniques
CUAACD534Research and apply light and colour

On Campus

2022 AugustRockhampton City

Online

2022 AugustOnline Available
2022 SeptemberOnline Available
2022 OctoberOnline Available
2022 NovemberOnline Available
2022 DecemberOnline Available

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

2022 AugustRockhampton City
2023 FebruaryRockhampton City
2023 MarchRockhampton City
2023 JulyRockhampton City
2023 AugustRockhampton 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.

Individuals must provide evidence of their technical and organisational skills to conceptualise and create works in selected medium.

Skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in creative practice or formal study.

The job roles that relate to this qualification are that of a professional artist or designer. More specifically, these roles may include; Printmaker, Painter, Jeweler/Silversmith, Designer, Digital Artist, Installation Artist or Arts Practitioner. This course also provides a pathway to other visual arts, craft and design job roles.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$16,080.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee$8,040.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee$6,540.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$1,072.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit$536.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$436.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$328.20 (2022)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86. The 2022 VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $16,221.

VET Student Loans can be used to pay for all or part of an eligible student’s Tuition Fees. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students studying diploma level and above qualifications to pay their tuition fees. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is paid. Please refer to VET Student Loan for details and eligibility.

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DIPLOMA OF VISUAL ARTS

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