About the course

About the course

Whether you are new to the art world, or rediscovering your creative side, our visual arts course is for you.  You will explore a variety of art techniques under the guidance of practising artists at our City campus in the heart of Melbourne's art precinct.

You’ll develop skills in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture, using traditional and digital methods. You will also visit exhibitions, attend artist talks and participate in special workshops.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February and July

Full time: 6 months - 2.5 days per week (see draft 2021 timetable under Course Structure)

Part time: flexible options available (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes


After successful completion of this course, you'll have the essential skills and a portfolio of work that could be used for self-promotion or further study. You may also wish to seek employment as an art or media professional, sculptor, painter (Visual Arts), or Visual Arts and Crafts professional.

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Entry Requirements


You must have successfully completed year 10

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Applying


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation


After successful completion, you may apply to study the Certificate IV in Visual Arts

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options


This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$448$2,241$6,291
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$254$254$254
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$951$2,744$6,794
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$951$2,744$6,794

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure


To gain the qualification, you need to successfully complete 12 units of competency. The following is the draft timetable for 2021 (subject to change):

There are 2 groups: Feb intake (group 1) and July intake (group 2).

TERM 1 (GROUP 1): 01 FEB - 01 APR

TERM 1 (GROUP 2): 12 JUL - 17 SEP

TIME

MON

(Blended: face to face and remote)

TUES

(face to face)

WED

(face to face)

9.30AM-12.30PM

Wk1-2 BSBWHS201 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others                                           Wk 3-9 CUAIND304 Plan a career in the creative arts industry Remote: MS Teams                        

DRAWING (CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas)

SCULPTURE (BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

1.30PM-4.30PM

 

PAINTING (BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour)                                           

PRINTMAKING (BSBDES201 Follow a design process & CUAPPR301 Produce creative work)                      

TERM 2 (GROUP 1): 19 APR - 25 JUN

 TERM 2  (GROUP 2): 04 OCT - 26 NOV

TIME

MON

(Remote)

TUES

(face to face)

WED

(face to face)

9.30AM-12.30PM

 

DRAWING (CUADRA301 Produce drawings)

SCULPTURE (CUASCU301 Produce sculpture)

1.30PM-4.30PM

CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice

PAINTING (CUAPAI301 Produce paintings)

PRINTMAKING (CUAPRI301 Produce prints)                  

 

    Core


  • CUAACD201 Develop Drawing Skills To Communicate Ideas
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop simple drawing techniques to communicate ideas. It does not relate to drawing as an art form. It applies to individuals who use drawing to visually represent ideas about objects, the use of space, narratives or the steps in a process.

  • CUARES301 Apply Knowledge Of History And Theory To Own Arts Practice
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the relevance of historical and theoretical information for application to own arts practice. It applies to individuals working in any area of arts practice who use analytical skills and apply some judgement and autonomy to the research process.

  • BSBWHS201 Contribute To Health And Safety Of Self And Others
    20.0 hours

  • CUAPPR301 Produce Creative Work
    45.0 hours


  • Electives


  • CUAIND304 Plan A Career In The Creative Arts Industry
    35.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and evaluate career opportunities in the creative arts industry, including personal skills analysis and portfolio development. It applies to individuals entering or moving into another area of the industry.

  • CUAPAI301 Produce Paintings
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and use a range of combined techniques to produce finished paintings from design concepts which are reviewed and adjusted during the work in progress. It applies to individuals who are still developing their expertise in design and technique. They work under supervision but have some independence and use discretion and judgement within defined guidelines.

  • CUAPRI301 Produce Prints
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and use a range of combined techniques to produce finished prints from design concepts which are reviewed and adjusted during the work in progress. It applies to individuals who are still developing their expertise in design and technique. They work under supervision but have some independence and use discretion and judgement within defined guidelines.

  • CUASCU301 Produce Sculpture
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and use a range of combined techniques to produce finished sculptures from design concepts which are reviewed and adjusted during the work in progress. It applies to individuals who are still developing their expertise in design and technique. They work under supervision but have some independence and use discretion and judgement within defined guidelines.

  • CUADRA301 Produce Drawings
    50.0 hours

  • BSBDES201 Follow A Design Process
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow a design process at a basic level, incorporating an element of problem solving to identify and resolve challenges that may hinder the process.

    It applies to individuals who work under direct supervision and respond to specific issues or changes which may relate to product and service requirements.

  • BSBDES301 Explore The Use Of Colour
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore the use of colour and to apply colour theory.

    It applies to individuals whose work involves understanding and applying the effective use of colour.

  • BSBDES303 Explore And Apply The Creative Design Process To 3D Forms
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of three-dimensional (3D) forms.

    It applies to individuals who work under supervision and apply an understanding of the design process using discretion and judgement.


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