Offering Info

Bachelor of Creative Practice specialising in visual arts

  • TAFE NSW code: HE20534V01-01-22ALB-016

Location – Albury


Full Time



Course Start Date

14 Feb 2022

Study Commitment

16 Hours per week


3 Years

  • Fee Help available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

The Bachelor of Creative Practice specialising in visual arts is for specialist creative practitioners who wish to develop strong practical skills in their creative medium. The degree uses a studio-based learning approach which enables students to use a practice-based learning model to hone their practical skills while at the same time developing sound underpinning knowledge, not only in their artistic discipline, but also in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. The course uses a mix of face-to-face learning in a studio setting and facilitated on-line learning. The Bachelor of Creative Practice specialising in visual arts is a three-year full-time (part-time equivalent) qualification.
This course requires students to complete 24 subjects with full-time students typically enrolling in 4 subjects per semester. Students who have previously completed a relevant Diploma or higher level qualification may be able to fast track their studies and complete the degree in 18 months to two years.
Further information about this course is available on the TAFE NSW Degrees website

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.

Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:

  • a NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR
  • a recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR
  • a qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR
  • the completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent study at university or accredited higher education institution.

Applicants who have recently completed a relevant Diploma may be eligible for recognition with a maximum of one year advanced entry depending on the qualification completed. Applicants who have completed an Advanced Diploma of Creative Practice may be eligible for recognition of their previous studies and may need only to complete 12 subjects (equivalent to 3 semesters full-time) to complete the Bachelor of Creative Practice. All applications for recognition must be submitted to the Course Coordinator at the campus you wish to study at and will require evidence to support your claim for recognition, including currency of the qualification for which you are claiming recognition.

In addition to the minimum eligibility requirements all applicants are required to submit a portfolio of creative / art work as part of their application. applicants may be invited to attend a pre-admission interview.

If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this course, you may be able to apply for entry into this course based on mature age or disadvantage. Contact the course coordinator for details of evidence that you should attach to your application.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

For Semester 1 2022, the Bachelor of Creative Practice specialising in visual arts commences on Monday, 14 February, 2022.

Applications for Semester 1 2022 are now OPEN.

Select Apply Now to complete the application form. The course coordinator will then contact you by email.

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
  • 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.

You will be required to attend 16 hours of class, each week for 12 weeks, followed by a 3 week exam and assessment period. A timetable will be distributed at the time of enrolment.


Fees are calculated each semester on a per subject basis. See the TAFE NSW Higher Education Tuition Fees Schedule for details.


FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees. Find out more
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International student tuition fees are subject to the TAFE NSW Australia course fee structure. For further information please check the TAFE NSW International Australia website for details on fees and enrolment processes for international students.


In addition to tuition fees, there may be additional resource and/or field trip fees to undertake this course. Students may also be required to purchase textbooks for each subject they are enrolled in.

Select Apply to complete your application. The course coordinator will contact you to outline any further application requirements.

Elective Units
Number Title
CPENT102A Entrepreneurial and Innovation Studies 1
CPTHC102A Cultural Foundations
CPCCP102A Exploration through Creative Practice
CPSTT102A Studio Techniques 2
CPENT101A Entrepreneurial Foundations
CPTHC101A Academic Foundations
CPCCP101A Engagement in Creative Practice
CPSTT101A Studio Techniques 1

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

A range of roles in the cultural and creative industries, including self-employment opportunities, 'portfolio employment', small business entrepreneurship, government and arts sector roles.

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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Course Location

Poole Street, Albury
Phone 131 601

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