Cultivate your jewellery skills and knowledge by exploring materials and experimenting with techniques to work in the art industry. Combine your technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise artwork that interacts with the body.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Shape metal with fabrication techniques
Model materials with specific techniques
Research technological innovations and cultural history
Apply digital and marketing skills
Use photography skills
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Design and practical skills to realise a body of creative work
Artworks to build upon your creative portfolio
Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Skills and knowledge to develop your own creative practice
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
You have completed the Certificate II in Engineering (Jewellery) or an equivalent qualification and can provide a copy of your transcript
A portfolio of your creative work that supports your technical jewellery making skills. Your portfolio should include at least 6 images of your original jewellery. These can be photographs, drawings, CAD images, or a combination of these and can be from formal study or your work experience. Please combine these images into a single PDF.
Attend a pre-admission interview
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Proficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to a year 12 level
Competent skills in 2D and 3D forms
An unwavering interest in visual arts and the creative industry
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: freelance jewellery designer, exhibiting jewellery artist, small business owner, bench worker, jewellery retail worker, gallery assistant and community arts professional.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Visual Arts (Jewellery) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 6 core and 9 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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