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  • CUA60715

Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Photography Focus
At a glance

At a glance

Focus your creative skills with this advanced qualification and develop specialised photography skills you need to work in both creative industries and corporate settings.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Director of Photography
  • Photography Artist
  • Photography Curator
COURSE OUTCOME

CUA60715 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

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Course overview

Course overview

Focus your creative skills with this advanced visual arts qualification with a focus on photography. This high-level course is designed to produce professional photography graduates ready for a hands-on career in the photography industry. This qualification will give you the core skills needed to work in both the creative industries and in corporate settings.

You'll develop your techniques and creative abilities with practical, hands-on classes in studio photography. You will explore studio lighting and techniques, attend engaging location workshops, and learn the intricacies of workflow and post-production. Then you'll bring together your new skills in capture, concept development, and artistic and technical post-production.

This course is designed to produce industry-ready professionals with a signature style. Successful completion of this course will prepare you to launch your career in the creative industries as a commercial photographer.

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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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

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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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,342 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.

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 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