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  • ARB405

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts)

In partnership with the University of Canberra
At a glance

At a glance

Establish your career in the visual arts with this bachelor degree and develop a broad and coherent range of specialist knowledge and practical skills.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Arts Professional
  • Visual Arts and Crafts Professional
COURSE OUTCOME

ARB405 Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts)

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Course overview

Course overview

Establish your career in the visual arts with this bachelor degree and develop a broad and coherent range of specialist knowledge and practical skills. Delivered in partnership with the University of Canberra, this unique degree provides you with an open and supportive studio environment for you to define and shape your career as a visual artist.

The creative arts industry plays an important role in Australia's economy. According to the Australian Government's MySkills service, it contributes over $10 billion to the economy and employs nearly 100,000 people. With the emergence of new technologies and wide range of job prospects available, this is an exciting industry to be a part of.

In this course you'll develop hands-on skills and techniques to build your abilities and understanding of contemporary art and culture. You'll also explore contemporary arts and expand into cross media, and multi-disciplinary visual arts practices.

Graduates can develop their careers in a wide range of art, design, and culturally related fields including gallery exhibitions, arts education, arts administration, curating, exhibition, display design, public art and more.

Units

If you have completed the below diploma you will gain up to a year's credit towards this qualification:

  • CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts

Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

The below study pattern is for new students.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Year 1 Semester 1
10432 
Introduction to Performance Skills - Level 1 Credit points: 6
11591
Professional Orientation (Creative Industries and Digital Design) - Level 1 Credit points: 3
9719
Theatre History and Theory - Level 1 Credit points: 3
Year 1 Semester 2
9708
Critical Performance - Level 1 Credit points: 3
11595
The Big Picture - Level 2 Credit points: 3
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Open Elective Credit points: 3
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Open Elective Credit points: 3
Year 2 Semester 1
11596
Creativity and Culture: Truth and Ideation - Level 2 Credit points: 3
9710
Performance Making - Level 2 Credit points: 3
11017
Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning - Level 2 Credit points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit points: 3
Year 2 Semester 2
11593
Creative Practice 1 - Level 2 Credit points: 3
11649
Musical Skills - Level 2 Credit points: 3
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Open Elective Credit points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit points: 3
Year 3 Semester 1
11594
Creative Practice 2 - Level 3 Credit points: 3
10434
Theatre Directing - Level 3 Credit points: 3
-
Open Elective Credit points: 3
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Open Elective Credit points: 3
Year 3 Semester 2
10433
Animateuring - Creative Project Facilitation - Level 3 Credit points: 3
11592
Professional Evidence (Creative Industries and Digital Design) - Level 3 Credit points: 3
11018
Professional Practice 2: Work Integrated Learning - Level 3 Credit points: 3
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Open Elective Credit points: 3
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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 may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • 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.

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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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HECS‑HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme for eligible students studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place, that covers the cost of your tuition fees on your behalf.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

This degree is available through direct entry via the University of Canberra website.

Admission into this course is based on the following selection criteria:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • Diploma pathway
  • Other Australian qualification
  • Work experience
  • Overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the university via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes. More information is available on the University of Canberra Alternate entry page.

Placement

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded within this degree.

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access the University of Canberra’s online learning system Canvas, 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 students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

The Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts) provides you with an open and supportive studio environment for you to define and shape your career as a visual artist. It begins with hands-on traditional skills and techniques and grounds your understanding of contemporary culture historically and theoretically. It explores contemporary arts interface with digital technologies and expands into cross media, multi-disciplinary visual arts practice.

Articulation:

  • TAFE Queensland Certificate 3 in a related discipline to gain entry in the first year.
  • Any one-year TAFE Queensland diploma (or equivalent) can articulate with 24 credit point transfer, which equates to one year full time study (or 8 units).
  • 24 credit point transfer, which equates to one year full time study (or 8 units), from any other degree program.

Student Services and Amenities Fee:
You will be required to pay a SSAF.

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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 may 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