Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft

Qualification Certificate IV (NRT)
Course number 19114
National Code CUV40103
Training Package CUV03 - Visual Arts, Craft and Design
Program area Business Finance and Culture  
Duration (nominal hours) 783
This course replaced 7480 - Visual Arts
Availability: This course is no longer accepting new enrolments. However, a replacement course may be in development, and related courses may be proposed at some locations. Look for related courses and proposed locations on the Find a course page or check with your local campus for details of replacement or related courses.
 

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Course overview

Course Description

This qualification is for people who want to become a visual artist/crafts
practitioner. It is a practical, studio-based program, incorporating a
range of current industry practices and studio-based support skills.
 
The qualification provides you with practical skills and knowledge across a
range of visual arts areas, or in one or two specialised areas. It gives
you the skills to support a small visual arts practice or to work with or
for other visual artists.
 
On completion you will produce a 'portfolio' of art work for use in
application/s for further training, or to seek work in the visual arts
industry.  

Contact each campus to confirm which studio-based electives are offered at
that location.
 
You will need to purchase materials and cover other costs which may arise
during your study.

Career Opportunities

Artist/crafts worker, arts assistant, technical assistant in employed or
self-employed arts or contemporary crafts related work.

Articulation

When you finish this qualification you may be eligible to do a the Diploma of
Visual Arts (7481), do other TAFE NSW qualifications in fine arts or museum
practice, or consider associated university qualifications.

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Course structure

pdf icon Student Assessment Guide – Course
 

What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
 
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
 
 
Learners complete a total of 18 units, 4 CORE and 14 Elective units.
 
LEARNER SUPPORT:
Learners requiring support to meet their course and learning goals may
co-enrol in the Learner Support Course (9999).
 
An example of a typical learning program across a range of visual arts
studio areas is provided below:
 
Core units:
 
BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes
CUVCOR04B Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse
CUVCOR13B Research and critically analyse history and theory to inform
artistic practice
CUVCOR09B Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and
communicate the concept.
 
Electives:
 
CUVPRP01B Develop self as artist
CUSGEN01A Use and adapt to changes in technology
CUSADM08A Address copyright requirements
CUVCRS14B Prepare, store and maintain finished work
CUVCRS11B Select and prepare work for exhibition
CUVVSP11B Apply techniques to produce digital images
CUVVSP34B Apply techniques to produce paintings
CUVVSP35B Produce paintings
CUVVSP12B Produce digital images
CUVVSP45B Produce prints
CUVVSP13B Research and experiment with techniques for digital image
enhancement and manipulation
CUVVSP46B Research and experiment with techniques to produce prints
CUVVSP36B Research and experiment with techniques to produce paintings
CUVVSP16B Research and experiment with techniques to produce drawings.
 
 
 

Course Elective Completion:

At least 14 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

 
Group 1
All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes 20
CUVCOR04B Originate concept for own work and conduct critical discourse 36
CUVCOR09B Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept 27
CUVCOR13B Research and critically analyse history and theory to inform artistic practice 72
 
Group 2 UNDERPINNING SKILLS
At least 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUVPHI05B Use a 35mm SLR camera or digital equivalent 50
CUVVSP04B Apply techniques to produce ceramics 36
CUVVSP11B Apply techniques to produce digital images 40
CUVVSP14B Apply techniques to produce drawings 36
CUVVSP18B Apply techniques to produce video art 36
CUVVSP26B Apply techniques to produce jewellery 36
CUVVSP34B Apply techniques to produce paintings 36
CUVVSP44B Apply techniques to produce prints 36
CUVVSP50B Apply techniques to produce sculpture 36
 
Group 3 UNDERPINNING SKILLS
At least 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUVVSP05B Produce ceramics 54
CUVVSP07B Apply techniques in wheel-formed ceramics 188
CUVVSP12B Produce digital images 36
CUVVSP15B Produce drawings 72
CUVVSP35B Produce paintings 54
CUVVSP45B Produce prints 54
CUVVSP51B Produce sculpture 54
 
Group 4 STUDIO BASED ELECTIVES
1 subgroup must be completed
Subgroup 1 VISUAL ARTS
At least 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUVVSP06B Research and experiment with techniques to produce ceramics 72
CUVVSP13B Research and experiment with techniques for digital image enhancement and manipulation 54
CUVVSP16B Research and experiment with techniques to produce drawings 54
CUVVSP36B Research and experiment with techniques to produce paintings 72
CUVVSP46B Research and experiment with techniques to produce prints 72
CUVVSP52B Research and experiment with techniques to produce sculpture 72
 
Subgroup 2 PHOTOIMAGING
At least 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUVPHI01B Source and apply photoimaging industry knowledge 30
CUVPHI04B Apply photoimaging lighting techniques 136
CUVPHI06B Plan and carry out image capture in response to a brief 30
CUVPHI07B Process photoimages to work print/file stage 40
CUVPHI08B Enhance, manipulate and output photoimages 42
CUVPHI09B Use colour materials, processing and printing techniques in a wet darkroom context 70
CUVPHI10B Use and extend wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs 50
 
Group 5 DESIGN
At least 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBDES301A Explore the use of colour 40
BSBDES302A Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 55
BSBDES303A Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 55
BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief 50
CUVDES04B Integrate colour theory and design processes in response to a brief 40
 
Group 6 SMALL BUSINESS, RESEARCH SKILLS SUPPORT
At least 2 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBITU201A Produce simple word processed documents 40
BSBSBM301A Research business opportunities 30
CUVPRP01B Develop self as artist 54
 
Group 7 BUSINESS AND SUPPORT
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBDES301A Explore the use of colour 40
BSBPMG510A Manage projects 60
BSBREL402A Build client relationships and business networks 30
BSBSBM301A Research business opportunities 30
CUEMAR03B Undertake marketing activities 36
CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements 20
CUSGEN01A Use and adapt to changes in technology 20
CUSGEN05B Make presentations 18
CUVADM11B Work within an arts organisation context 18
CUVCOR01B Source concept for own work 18
CUVCOR02B Develop and articulate concept for own work 18
CUVCOR03B Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work 18
CUVCRS08B Document the work progress 27
CUVCRS11B Select and prepare work for exhibition 18
CUVCRS13B Store finished work 18
CUVCRS14B Prepare, store and maintain finished work 24
SIRXSLS001A Sell products and services 20
 
Group 8 ENRICHMENT
You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards
course completion
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
HLTFA301B Apply first aid 15
 
Group 998 TUTORIAL
Your teacher will tell you if you need to do any modules/units from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
19114A Technical tutorial support 78
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To gain the award the learner must satisfactorily complete 4 core and 14
Elective units.
 
From the Electives, a minimum of 1 unit from Groups 2, 3, 4 and 5 each;
a minimum of 2 units from Groups 6  and the remainder 7 units from any of
the elective groups.
 

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