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  • CUA60715

Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

At a glance

At a glance

Enrich your creative skills with this advanced course. Establish yourself as a professional artist or get prepared to complete further studies at a university level.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Artist
  • Textile Artist
  • Sculptor
  • Digital Media Designer
COURSE OUTCOME

CUA60715 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

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Course overview

Course overview

Enrich your creative skills with this advanced course. Establish yourself as a professional artist or get ready to complete further studies at the tertiary level.

This qualification offers a diverse and highly applied learning environment with integrated pathways to higher education. You'll also gain the knowledge and skills you need to be commissioned for public display projects in your local community.

You will learn how to enhance your creative skills in photo media and other visual representation tools with this hands-on course. Study in state of the art facilities with specialist educators and access to a network of leading industry experts.

Successful completion of this course will equip you to work in the visual arts industry with the skills to navigate both public and industry projects. There are also many university pathways available to further develop your craft.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
BSBCRT601
Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity
CUAACD601
Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAPPR505
Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAPPR601
Originate a body of independent creative work
CUAPPR603
Engage in the business of creative practice
CUAPPR604
Publicly present a body of own creative work
CUARES602
Extend cultural research expertise

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
CUAACD504
Research and apply light and colour
CUAACD512
Work with photomedia in creative practice
CUADIG508
Refine digital art techniques
CUAPPR605
Evolve ideas for professional creative work
CUAPPR606
Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level

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.

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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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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

To enter this qualification, individuals must have the conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create and present work in their chosen creative form.

Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in a creative field or through formal study.

Selection criteria

Additional entry criteria:

  • Completion of CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts.
  • If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

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.

Need to know

TAFE Queensland students have the opportunity to travel to locations across the globe as part of their studies in selected courses. Studying abroad gives you with the chance to immerse yourself in different cultures, as well as develop your skills and network with professionals in your chosen industry. This qualification offers a Study Abroad program as part of the course.

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