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Offering Info

Diploma of Visual Arts

  • National Course Code: CUA51115
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA51115-01V02-21MBK-004

Location – Meadowbank

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

8.5 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

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

Course Details

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
  • Self-discipline
  • 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

Career opportunities:

  • Artist
  • 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This course is superseded.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.

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 eligible for this course, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • 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
  • A portfolio of your work

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Proficient language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Competent skills in 2D and 3D forms
  • An unwavering interest in the visual arts and creative industry

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need:

  • To enter this qualification, individuals must have the technical and organisational skills to conceptualise and create works in selected medium. Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in creative practice or through formal study. You will be contacted to attend an interview to demonstrate those skills and knowledge.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • You should plan to spend approximately one hour of your own time for every hour of face to face training per week on projects and research, additional to class activities.
  • You will need to work to deadlines and give and receive constructive critical feedback about your artworks and concepts.

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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 2 days a week for 2 year.

You will be required to undertake self-directed activities of a minimum of 11 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 Thursday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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.
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

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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
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

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

Meadowbank
See Street, Meadowbank
Phone 131 601

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