The TAFE NSW Bachelor of Creative Practice enables you to specialise in your arts discipline, choosing from Visual Arts, Music Production and Performance or Design. This course will expand your career options by developing your creative and entrepreneurial skills through a range of creative projects. You will improve your skills in studio time with experienced teachers, while you make valuable connections, enhance your portfolio and strengthen your technical skills.
3 years full time or 6 years part time
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Research, create and develop a range of projects in your discipline
Work with multi-disciplinary teams on creative briefs
Discuss and critique your own work and the work of others
Create administrative, marketing and financial business plans for creative enterprises
Prioritise deadlines and small business requirements in the creative industry
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
Graduate with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7)
A major body of work reflecting your creative discipline for your professional portfolio
Experience in producing creative works as a professional and consistent practice
A sound understanding of the marketing, financial and strategic decision making that encompasses a successful creative arts career
The confidence to collaborate with your peers on live performances, exhibitions and other arts events
This course has been accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its equivalent as evidenced by a certified copy of your certificate or transcript or
A Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation or its equivalent as evidenced by a certified copy of your certificate or transcript or
A completed certificate IV or higher vocational qualification as evidenced by a certified copy of your certificate or transcript
Provide a portfolio of creative pieces related to your chosen specialisation as part of your application.
Students who have completed an Australian nationally recognised Diploma in a related creative field will get credit for the first year of the degree and will require only 2 years (full time) to complete the Bachelor
Students who have completed an Australian nationally recognised Advanced Diploma in related creative field will get credit for 18 months of the degree and will require only 1 1/2 years (full time) to complete the Bachelor
Students who are granted advanced standing based on their completion of a relevant Diploma or Advanced Diploma will not be required to pay the full course tuition fee advertised below, and will only be required to pay for the subjects they enrol in. This may reduce your tuition fees by up to 50%
Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Initiative and an independent attitude to learning
A foundational understanding of your creative practice discipline
A willingness to work collaboratively
A creative, entrepreneurial mindset
You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.
Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals create visual two- and three-dimensional concepts and forms through painting, drawing, carving, sculpting, modelling, printmaking, video, multimedia, found objects, ephemera, soundscapes and other media to communicate concepts and ideas.
High to very high
Other jobs include: musician, composer, producer, sound designer, graphic designer, artist, art director, production designer, studio manager, concept/storyboard artist and gallery curator.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Bachelor of Creative Practice does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Bachelor of Creative Practice does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. If you feel that previous study or professional experience are relevant to this course, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). If you’re successful you’ll get your qualification faster.
This course is made up of core subjects. Successfully complete 24 core subjects to achieve this qualification. Full time students enrol in four subjects each semester – two practical, studio based subjects and two online theory subjects. Part time students enrol in two subjects each semester – one practical, studio based subject and one online theory subject.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.