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Diploma of Visual Arts

At a glance

At a glance

Unlock your creative talents with this visual arts diploma qualification. This course is perfect for individuals seeking self employment or work within the wider creative industries community.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Printmaker
  • Milliner
  • potter
  • Costume Jewellery Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Fashion Accessories Designer
  • Painter (Visual Arts)
  • Sculptor
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CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts

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Course overview

Course overview

Take your creative skills to the next level with this diploma qualification. This course will enhance and develop further learning within the broader creative arts field. The visual arts industry comprises a broad range of sectors with diverse employment outcomes. Business and entrepreneurial skills will play an increasingly prominent role for individual artists and practitioners.

This course enables you to specialise in core areas of visual culture and professional practice with electives in painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, digital media technology, photo-media, ceramics, millinery and fashion accessories. TAFE Queensland's leading industry experts and specialist educators can provide you with the skills you need to flourish within the competitive creative arts sector. Further opportunities also exist for overseas study tours.

Successful completion of the Diploma of Visual Arts will give you the skills and attributes to seek self employment or other creative occupations within a wide range of arts, government, community or commercial organisations.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
CUAACD506
Refine 2D design ideas and processes
CUAACD507
Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
BSBCMM401
Make a presentation
CUADIG508
Refine digital art techniques
CUACER501
Refine ceramics techniques
CUASCU501
Refine sculptural techniques
CUADRA501
Refine drawing techniques
CUAPRI501
Refine printmaking techniques
CUAPAI501
Refine painting techniques
BSBDES402
Interpret and respond to a design brief
BSBPMG522
Undertake project work
CUAPPR606
Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level
CUAPAI502
Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAPRI502
Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUADRA502
Investigate drawing materials and processes
CUACER502
Investigate ceramic materials and processes
CUASCU502
Investigate sculptural materials and processes
Greater Brisbane
CUACER502
Investigate ceramic materials and processes
CUAPRI501
Refine printmaking techniques
CUAPAI501
Refine painting techniques
CUADRA501
Refine drawing techniques
CUADIG508
Refine digital art techniques
CUASCU502
Investigate sculptural materials and processes
CUASCU501
Refine sculptural techniques
CUAPAI502
Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAPRI502
Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUAEVP403
Install and dismantle exhibition elements
CUAPRI501
Refine printmaking techniques
CUARES502
Critique cultural works
Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast
CUACER501
Refine ceramics techniques
CUASCU501
Refine sculptural techniques
CUAPAI501
Refine painting techniques
CUAPPR401
Realise a creative project
CUAPPR404
Develop self as artist
BSBCMM401
Make a presentation
CUARES402
Conduct research
CUACER502
Investigate ceramic materials and processes
CUAPAI502
Investigate painting materials and processes

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

Money IconUpfront payment

This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Money IconPayment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

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.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
There are no Selection criteria requirements for Domestic Students

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International.
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
  • All applicants must submit a portfolio;
  • Your folio should express your current art achievement, potential and commitment. Folio pieces may include both traditional media and computer generated images (please include 5 -10 pieces).
  • No compulsory items are specified; however we highly recommend you include works in a range of media.
  • Submit photographs or colour copies in an A3 or A4 folder with plastic sleeves and please make sure to label each page.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also be required to have access to and bring to class some art materials and supplies. Details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland