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, sculpture and digital media, and visit exhibitions, attend artist talks and participate in special workshops.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February and July

Full time: 1 year - 3 days per week (see sample 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

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $2,079.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $416.00
Full Tuition Fee $6,129.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$383.40
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. 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 timetable for 2019 (subject to change):

Semester 1

(11 February – 5 April and 22 April - 21 June)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

BSBDES303 - EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 3D FORMS (SCULPTURE)

(10:00am – 1:00pm)

CUAACD201 - DEVELOP DRAWING SKILLS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS

(10:00am – 1:00pm)

CUAIND304 - PLAN A CAREER IN THE CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY

(11.00am – 1.00pm)

BSBDES201 - FOLLOW A DESIGN PROCESS (PRINT)  

(2.00pm -  5.00pm)

BSBDES301 - EXPLORE THE USE OF COLOUR (PAINT) 

(2:00- 5:00pm)

CUAPPR301 - PRODUCE CREATIVE WORK 

(2:00pm – 5:00pm)

Semester 2

(15 July – 20 September and 7 October – 8 November)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

CUASCU301 - PRODUCE SCULPTURE 

(10.00am – 12:30pm Group A)

(1.30pm  - 4.00pm, Group B)

 

CUADIG305 - PRODUCE DIGITAL IMAGES

(10.00am – 12:30pm Group A)

(1.30pm  - 4.00pm, Group B)

BSBWHS201 - CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS

(11.30am – 1.00pm)

CUAAPRI301 - EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE PRINTS 

(10.00am – 12:30pm Group B)

(1.30pm  - 4.00pm, Group A)

CUAPAI301 - PRODUCE PAINTINGS

(10.00am – 12:30pm Group B)

(1.30pm  - 4.00pm, Group A)

CUARES301 - APPLY KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY AND THEORY TO OWN ARTS  PRACTICE

(2.00pm – 5.00pm)

    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.

  • CUADIG305 PRODUCE DIGITAL IMAGES
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce digital images through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, tools, equipment and materials. It applies to individuals who are developing expertise with digital imagery to produce photo images or digital art.

  • 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.

  • 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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