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Course code

  • HE20534 Bachelor of Creative Practice
  • HE20533 Diploma of Creative Practice


Visual Arts
  • TAFE NSW Albury
  • TAFE NSW Kingswood
  • TAFE NSW Meadowbank
  • TAFE NSW Murwillumbah
  • TAFE NSW Newcastle (Hunter Street)
  • TAFE NSW Wagga Wagga
  • TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore
Music Production & Performance
  • TAFE NSW Ultimo

Studio and creative practice subjects are taught face to face on campus while theory subjects are delivered online.


  • Bachelor of Creative Practice: 3 years full time, or the part time equivalent
  • Diploma of Creative Practice: 1 year full time, or the part time equivalent
  • Students who enter the Bachelor of Creative Practice having completed an Advanced Diploma of Creative Practice will complete the Bachelor in 1 ½ years full time or the part time equivalent.

Course load

Bachelor of Creative Practice: Students must complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points to complete this course.

Diploma of Creative Practice: Students must complete 8 subjects and achieve 80 credit points to complete this course.

Students who enter the Bachelor of Creative Practice having completed an Advanced Diploma of Creative Practice must complete 12 subjects and achieve 120 credit points to complete the degree.

Next intake

  • Classes commence 13 February 2023
  • First round applications close 25 November 2022
  • Late applications will be accepted until 27 January 2023 subject to availability of places.

You must satisfy the following entry requirements to be eligible for admission into these courses.

  • NSW HSC or equivalent, OR Tertiary Preparation Certificate, OR completion of a Certificate IV qualification or higher.
  • Portfolio of at least 10 examples of creative work related to your chosen discipline.
  • Pre-admission interview.
  • You can apply under special admission provisions (including mature age and disadvantage) if you do not meet the entry requirements. You will be required to submit documentation to support your application for special admission.

Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page*.

Tuition fees for international students can be found on the TAFE International website.

There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees.

* Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

If you have extensive relevant and current industry experience, or you’ve recently completed studies in a related field, you may be eligible for exemptions from similar subjects in the Bachelor of Creative Practice. Courses for which recognition will be granted include, but are not limited to, diploma and advanced diploma qualifications in visual arts, music and design.

Talk to your course coordinator to see if you’re eligible. You are required to attend class until you are advised that your application for RPL has been successful.

Note: Your application for RPL will assess your prior learning against the outcomes of this course. RPL is only granted against full subjects. Partial RPL will not be granted.

Study pattern

The Bachelor of Creative Practice requires you to complete 24 subjects and a total of 240 credit points. The Diploma of Creative Practice requires you to complete 8 subjects and a total of 80 credit points.

Each semester, full time students enrol in 4 subjects, worth a total of 40 credit points. Face to face and online classes require approximately 4 hours of attendance each week, per subject. To maximise chances for success in the course, students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study.


A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course, allowing students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks.

Assessment types include, but are not limited, to practical exercises, portfolios of creative works, projects, presentations, critiques and self-reflection, as well as written reports and essays.


You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure.

Unfortunately, as this course is 50% online, international students on a student visa are not eligible to enrol.

While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course.

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The TAFE NSW Bachelor of Creative Practice degree allows you to explore and develop your creative side, whether it be in the visual arts, in design, or in the performing arts. Not only will you develop and perfect your creative skills in your chosen field, you will also develop business and entrepreneurial skills to enable you to establish yourself in your discipline. So, whether you want to work as an independent artist, or work within a business or community context with an arts focus, the TAFE NSW Bachelor of Creative Practice can help you to achieve your goal.

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