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  • CUA31115

Certificate III in Visual Arts

Photography specialisation
At a glance

At a glance

Explore your love of photography with this entry-level course. Develop the skills you need to get your foot in the door as an assistant photographer or to pursue further study.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Assistant photographer
  • Photography studio assistant
COURSE OUTCOME

CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts

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Course overview

Course overview

Explore your love of photography with this entry-level course and get the skills you need to enter the industry as an assistant photographer or pursue further study. This qualification provides introductory skills required for employment within both art and commercial areas of photography.

In this course you'll gain experience in studio photography, darkroom techniques, and digital imaging post production. You'll also have the opportunity to work with industry-standard equipment associated with professional studio production.  Photoshop will be a key feature of the course with plenty of opportunities to utilise the software to edit your images.
 

Successful completion of this course will equip you with the skills required to enter the photography industry as an assistant photographer or photography studio assistant. You'll also be well-equipped to continue on with further studies in this area.

Units

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CUAPPR301
Produce creative work
BSBWHS201
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAACD201
Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUARES301
Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CUAPHI302
Capture photographic images
CUAPHI305
Use wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs
CUADIG303
Produce and prepare photo images
CUADIG305
Produce digital images
BSBDES301
Explore the use of colour
BSBCRT301
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
CUAPRI301
Produce prints
CUAPPR302
Document the creative work progress

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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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

It is recommended that students purchase a tripod. There may be additional costs incurred to print your final portfolio assessment

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