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International Course Info

Course code:

CUA51120

Course fee:

A$12,240

Duration

1 Year

OVERVIEW

The Diploma of Visual Arts gives you the skills and knowledge you need to work in the creative arts industry as a visual artist, creator, art tutor, and assistant museum or gallery curator.

In this course, you will learn about art theory and history, and develop your ability to critically analyse information and communicate complex ideas. You will also learn specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to further your art practice and realise your artistic vision.

At TAFE NSW, you will have the opportunity to work with a range of art media, including ceramics, digital art, drawing and illustration, painting, photo media, printmaking, sculpture, wood and textiles

SCHOLARSHIPS

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LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Refine your drawing and other visual representation tools
  • Develop your own sustainable professional practice
  • Realise and present a body of creative work
  • Establish and maintain a safe creative practice
  • Analyse cultural history and theory

GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

Build your experience with practical learning, and strengthen your art skills by:

  • Realising and presenting a body of work
  • Documenting your art project
  • Preparing your work for exhibition

DEVELOP YOUR PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENCE

Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in the arts industry:

  • Creativity and imagination
  • Self-discipline
  • Commitment to practical study
  • Sound understanding of historical and cultural arts practices

GLOBAL INDUSTRY DEMAND

The global art market reached a total of AU $89.3 billion in sales in 2019. China now represents 18% of the art market, achieving sales estimated at AU $16.3 billion in 2019.

The latest trends for the global art market include:

  • Museums moving toward a more inclusive presentation of art history, with a focus on female artists, LGBT+ art and non-Western narratives
  • Immersive exhibitions suited to social media representation such as Instagram
  • Art collectors continuing to find artists online
  • Museums becoming more accountable for the source of their funding
  • Art dealers using online sales to find new buyers

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:
English Language Requirements:
TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

Additional Requirement

  • For direct entry into this course a submission of a portfolio, design or written task is required for assessment. Download document
  • To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

    • Are creative and imaginative
    • Can self-discipline and motivate
    • Enjoy working with your hands
    • Have a keen eye for detail


    If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    STARTING DATES, COURSE FEES AND LOCATIONS

    From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

    Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    St George (Kogarah) Feb , Jul A$12,240
    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    St George (Kogarah) Feb , Jul A$12,240

    ADDITIONAL COSTS

    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

    CAMPUS FACILITIES AND SUPPORT

    TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

    Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
    • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
    • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

    To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

    Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

    • Packaging Rules Total number of units = 15
    • 5 core units plus 10 elective units, of which 6 must be from Group A and/or Group C
    • 2 must be from Group B 2 may be from the remaining listed electives or any currently endorsed training package qualification or accredited course.
    • Core Units
    • CUAACD531 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
    • CUAPPR511 Realise a body of creative work
    • CUAPPR512 Develop sustainability of own professional practice
    • CUAPPR513 Present a body of own creative work
    • CUAPPR515 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
    • CUAEVP413 Install and dismantle exhibition elements
    • CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
    • CUAACD523 Make mixed media artworks
    • CUAACD532 Create observational drawings
    • CUADRA502 Investigate drawing materials and processes
    • CUAEVP413 Install and dismantle exhibition elements
    • CUAPAI511 Refine painting techniques
    • CUAPAI512 Investigate painting materials and processes
    • CUAPRI511 Refine printmaking techniques
    • CUAPRI512 Investigate printmaking materials and processes
    • CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
    • CUASCU512 Investigate sculptural materials and processes
    • CUAACD523 Make mixed media artworks
    • CUAACD532 Create observational drawings
    • CUADRA502 Investigate drawing materials and processes
    • CUAPAI511 Refine painting techniques
    • CUAPAI512 Investigate painting materials and processes
    • CUAPRI511 Refine printmaking techniques
    • CUAPRI512 Investigate printmaking materials and processes
    • CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
    • CUASCU512 Investigate sculptural materials and processes

    KEEP LEARNING WITH TAFE NSW

    From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.

    STUDY PATHWAYS

    Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Visual Arts study pathway:


    STUDY PACKAGES

    Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.


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