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Offering Info

Diploma of Visual Arts

  • National Course Code: CUA51115
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA51115-01V02-20ALB-001

Location – Albury

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

18.5 Hours per week

Duration

1 Year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Mediums may include ceramics, drawing and illustration, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textile design, wood design, digital art and glasswork.

Practice at this level is underpinned by application of arts theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Discourse around complex ideas is also required.

Visual artists may work in their own practice, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations.

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

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be selected for a place in this course, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create and present work in your chosen creative form

You will have gained these skills through formal study or from your experience in a creative field.

Evidence required

  • A portfolio of your work

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Proficient language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Competent skills in 2D and 3D forms
  • The ability to make additional purchases of art materials that may be required to meet your project outcomes

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

INFORMATION SESSION

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session, head to www.tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Can't attend the Information Session? Enquire Online or call 131 601.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full-time face-to-face course. You will need to attend approximately 12.5 hours of class a week over 3-4 days per week. Plus 6 hours of independent study outside of class hours.

IF TIMETABLE IS AVAILABLE: Classes are currently scheduled to Monday from 10.00am-1.00pm; Tuesday from 10.00am-1.00pm; Wednesday 10.00am-1.00pm; Thursday from 10.00am-11.00am and 12.00pm-3.00pm. Monday to Friday is studio access for 7.5 hours as per week arranged with course co-ordinator (two person rule applies), at Albury Campus. The timetable is subject to change and will be confirmed by your teacher on your first day.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

The Diploma of Visual Art will be used predominately by individuals looking to learn the role of an artist; specialising in technical, creative and conceptual skills to develop their own artistic practice. This qualification is part of the CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training package. It is for people seeking employment in the arts related industry as sole practitioners or with galleries or arts organisations that design and produce artistic or functional art and/or teach in a range of community contexts.

Students will gain competencies required by an artist working in these areas. Practice at this level is underpinned by a sound grasp of artistic practice; including broader art and design theory and history, as well as the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Discourse and communication around complex ideas are also required. They will acquire skills and knowledge required to plan, design and realise a body of creative work using in-depth skills specific to the arts industry, materials and processes within work, health and safety guidelines.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

Plus, as a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to additional learning and study tools:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday 17 February 2020 from 10.00am, at TAFE NSW Albury. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Art Materials: approximately $50.00.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Core Units
Number Title
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
Elective Units
Number Title
CUARES402 Conduct research
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAPAI501 Refine painting techniques
CUADRA502 Investigate drawing materials and processes
CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques
CUAACD513 Make mixed media artworks
CUAACD507 Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
CUAACD506 Refine 2-D design ideas and processes

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Albury
Poole Street, Albury
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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