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  • 308JA.1

Bachelor of 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 skills.

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

308JA.1 Bachelor of Visual Arts

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Course overview

Course overview

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.

You will develop hands-on skills and techniques to build your abilities and understanding of contemporary art and culture. You will 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 one of the below Diplomas you will gain up to a year's credit towards this degree.

  • CUV50111 Diploma of Visual Arts
  • CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design
  • CUV50411 Diploma of Photo Imaging
  • CUF50207 Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
  • CUA50115 Diploma of Visual Arts
  • CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design
  • CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging
  • ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games

This is a typical study pattern and may differ depending on received credit. 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
9757
Applied Techniques in 2D Rendering Credit Points: 3
9758
Applied Techniques in 3D Forms Credit Points: 3
9701
Creative Life Credit Points: 3
9762
Exploration of Digital Visuals Credit Points: 3
Year 1 Semester 2
9756
2D Media in Series Credit Points: 3
9764
Interpret and Respond to Design Briefs Credit Points: 3
9706
Introduction to Project Management Credit Points: 3
9767
Research and Respond to Art History Credit Points: 3
Year 2 Semester 1
9760
Contemporary Culture and Creative Practice Credit Points: 3
9702
Creative Project 1 Credit Points: 3
9766
Multi-disciplinary Response to Landscape - Environment Credit Points: 3
ELE1M
Open Elective 1/Minor Credit Points: 3
Year 2 Semester 2
9761
Creative Currency in Art & Community Credit Points: 3
9703
Creative Project 2 Credit Points: 3
9765
Multi-disciplinary Response to Figure - Portrait Credit Points: 3
ELE2M
Open Elective 2/Minor Credit Points: 3
Year 3 Semester 1
9759
Artist as Curator Credit Points: 3
9700
Creative Career Credit Points: 3
9704
Creative Project 3 Credit Points: 3
ELE3M
Open Elective 3 /Minor Credit Points: 3
Year 3 Semester 2
9705
Creative Project 4 Credit Points: 3
9763
Exploration of Visual Identity Credit Points: 3
9707
Marketing and Innovation Credit Points: 3
ELE4M
Open Elective 4/Minor Unit Credit Points: 3

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 may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • 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.

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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


Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students

First year entry requirements for this qualification are:

  • New students can apply through QTAC using code 555101 or press the Apply button on this website to apply directly
  • School leavers must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Non-school leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies
  • If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.
  • Please note: Portfolio submission is required in addition to your QTAC application.  TAFE Queensland will invite you to submit your portfolio after your QTAC application has been received.
    • Applicants who have completed Year 12 and have successfully completed CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts through TAFE Queensland will not be required to submit a portfolio.

Second year entry requirements for this qualification are:

  • Completion of a relevant Diploma, including:
    • CUV50111 Diploma of Visual Arts
    • CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design
    • CUV50411 Diploma of Photo Imaging
    • CUF50207 Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
    • CUA50115 Diploma of Visual Arts
    • CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design
    • CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging
    • ICT50215 Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games
  • These diplomas award a full year's credit towards this degree. You can gain credit for diplomas in other study areas, however the credit arrangement may differ. Call us for information on your credit options.
  • If you believe you are eligible to apply for second year of this degree, press the Apply button on this website.

Find out more about admissions to this program on the University of Canberra website.

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

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Need to know

Scholarships:

The University of Canberra offer a wide range of undergraduate scholarships to suit different needs, situations and study interests. They have scholarships available in Semester One and Semester Two of each year. Scholarships can be applied for by both new and continuing students up until census date of each semester.

To enquire about or apply for a scholarship, please follow the below link:

http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/scholarships-and-financial-support

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