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International Course Info

Diploma of Visual Arts

  • National Code: CUA51115
  • CRICOS Code: 090444D

This course provides training for students who wish to become visual artists, or artists who wish to improve their technical skills in a friendly group environment. The qualification provides specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to prepare for and develop an emerging arts practice. You will be able to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Visual arts practice at this level is underpinned by a sound grasp of art theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Discourse and communication around complex ideas are also required.

Based on your choice of Electives, you may develop knowledge and skills in range of areas, including: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photoimaging, creative technologies (digital arts), ceramics, jewellery, textiles, paper, design, small business skills, presentation and exhibition, public art, studio work experience.

You may wish to study a pathway within this course that provides a 'specialist' visual arts/fine arts outcome. This will be dependant on the electives studied.

Subject area: Fine Arts

Course code:
R10416
Course fee:
A$11,880
1 Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Submission of a portfolio, design or written task. Download document
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 60 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent
  • COURSE INTAKES

    FOR 2019

    Campbelltown
    South Western Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$11,880 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC)
    North Coast Institute
    Total course fee: A$11,880 Enrol: Feb
    Hunter Street
    Hunter Institute
    Total course fee: A$11,880 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Kingswood
    Western Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$11,880 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Meadowbank
    Northern Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$11,880 Enrol: Feb
    Murwillumbah
    North Coast Institute
    Total course fee: A$11,880 Enrol: Feb
    St George
    Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$11,880 Enrol: Feb , Jul

    FOR 2020

    Campbelltown
    South Western Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$11,880 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC)
    North Coast Institute
    Total course fee: A$11,880 Enrol: Feb
    Hunter Street
    Hunter Institute
    Total course fee: A$11,880 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Kingswood
    Western Sydney Institute
    Total course fee: A$11,880 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Murwillumbah
    North Coast Institute
    Total course fee: A$11,880 Enrol: Feb
     

    COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

    To receive the Diploma of Visual Arts students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which 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.

    CORE UNITS ADDITIONAL UNITS

    ARTICULATIONS

    This qualification prepares people for entry into work at a professional level. It is conceptual and theoretical content also supports learning at higher levels. People with CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts often engage in further learning in vocational and higher education.

    You can further your studies by applying for the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts R10420.

     

    ADDITIONAL COSTS

    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

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

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    Working within and across many media, practicing within: ceramics, digital art, glasswork, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textile design and wood design sectors.

    You will be working in a wide range of contexts across the arts and other industries. You are often sole practitioner but you may also hold positions in government or commercial organisations.