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16 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- VET Student Loans Available
- Non Government Subsidised
The nationally accredited Diploma of Visual Arts at TAFE NSW cultivates your artistic skills and knowledge so you can work in the creative arts industry. You will learn to combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise your artistic vision in this exciting course.
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 safe creative practice
- Analyse cultural history and theory
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop attributes to help you get ahead:
- Creativity and imagination
- Commitment to practical study
- Sound understanding of historical and cultural arts practices
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level
- Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Skills and knowledge to develop your own creative practice
- Arts practitioner
- Assistant museum/gallery curator
- Council arts assistant
- Art tutor
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts
- Bachelor of Creative Practice with TAFE NSW Degrees
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
During 2021, construction of the new Meadowbank Education & Employment Precinct will be undertaken at TAFE NSW Meadowbank. There may be some disruption to students during that time, including noise, dust, vibration and changes to campus parking. TAFE NSW is focussed on minimising any disruption to students, where practicable. Contact us on 131601 for any questions.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a full time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 15 hours of class, over 3 days a week for 1 year.
You will be required to undertake self-directed activities of a minimum of 23 hours per week such as personal art practice, research on artists and art history, visiting art galleries and museums, plus reading texts and website research.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
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.
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.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- 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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday from 9:30am to 3:30pm, Thursday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
You will be required to purchase art materials for this course.
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.
- 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.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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
|CUARES503||Analyse cultural history and theory|
|CUAPPR502||Develop own sustainable professional practice|
|CUAPPR505||Establish and maintain safe creative practice|
|CUAPPR503||Present a body of own creative work|
|CUAPPR501||Realise a body of creative work|
|CUAACD501||Refine drawing and other visual representation tools|
|CUARES502||Critique cultural works|
|CUAEVP403||Install and dismantle exhibition elements|
|CUADRA502||Investigate drawing materials and processes|
|CUAPAI502||Investigate painting materials and processes|
|CUAPRI502||Investigate printmaking materials and processes|
|CUASCU502||Investigate sculptural materials and processes|
|CUAIND502||Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge|
|CUAACD513||Make mixed media artworks|
|CUAPAI501||Refine painting techniques|
|CUAPRI501||Refine printmaking techniques|
|CUASCU501||Refine sculptural techniques|
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.
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