Course Start Date
12 Jul 2021
15.1 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 theory and practical course work, you will 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 the personal attributes that will 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 will provide 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 learning to the next level with a TAFE NSW visual arts study pathway:
- Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts
- Bachelor of Creative Practice with TAFE NSW Degrees
The art industry is craving individuals who have the skills and knowledge to confidently and independently work across a variety of art forms, using modern and contemporary approaches.
Diploma of Visual Arts graduates can be found working in their own studios, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, including government or commercial organisations.
This course is superseded.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.
Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a face to face full time course. You will need to attend approximately 15.1 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10.6 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 7.6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, self-directed learning and assessment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who wish to develop their own art practitioner business, or those wishing to articulate into University-level qualifications in Visual Art, with the course providing a number of credits at University.
This face to face only delivery mode is targeted to students with a good command of drawing skills and an understanding of concepts. This course provides ability for students to develop their skills in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, increasing their options for self-employment or tutoring within arts medium. It provides for extensive critical and analytical capabilities that are valuable in galleries and public display areas.
Our visual arts courses have articulation arrangements into a number of universities including National Art School, COFA, University of Western Sydney, Charles Sturt University and Newcastle University with a number of other universities (including in Victoria) who also offer recognition for TAFE study.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
Enrolled TAFE NSW students are able to access Studiosity via their Student Portal, local LMS and libraries websites.
Studiosity provides personalised, live, online support and feedback after hours and over semester breaks on literacy, structure, referencing and grammar for all core subjects.
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, Wednesday and Thursday from from 9.00am to 3.00pm, and Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Materials and tools used to produce the creative work will be supplied including paints, drawing implements, paper, inks, drying racks, printing presses, printmaking tools, easels and donkeys, computers with access to internet, as well as frames and framing tools and mounts.
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
|Code||Name||Start Date||End Date||Census Date||Amount|
|21ORA01010||UOS VSL 1-Diploma of Visual Arts||12 Jul 2021||17 Sep 2021||02 Aug 2021||$2,586.00|
|21ORA01011||UOS VSL 2-Diploma of Visual Arts||05 Oct 2021||03 Dec 2021||01 Nov 2021||$2,586.00|
|22ORA00187||UOS VSL 3-Diploma of Visual Arts||31 Jan 2022||08 Apr 2022||07 Mar 2022||$2,586.00|
|22ORA00188||UOS VSL 4-Diploma of Visual Arts||26 Apr 2022||24 Jun 2022||06 Jun 2022||$2,584.00|
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
Find out more about Applying and Enrolling
|CUAACD501||Refine drawing and other visual representation tools|
|CUAPPR501||Realise a body of creative work|
|CUAPPR502||Develop own sustainable professional practice|
|CUAPPR503||Present a body of own creative work|
|CUAPPR505||Establish and maintain safe creative practice|
|CUARES503||Analyse cultural history and theory|
|BSBCRT402||Collaborate in a creative process|
|CUAACD502||Create observational drawings|
|CUAACD504||Research and apply light and colour|
|CUAACD505||Work with the human form in creative practice|
|CUADRA501||Refine drawing techniques|
|CUAPAI501||Refine painting techniques|
|CUAPAI502||Investigate painting materials and processes|
|CUAPPR406||Plan work space|
|CUAPRI501||Refine printmaking techniques|
|CUAPRI502||Investigate printmaking materials and processes|
|CUARES502||Critique cultural works|
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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