About the course

About the course

If you’re an emerging artist with a developing portfolio, then our visual arts course is for you. Based at our vibrant city campus, you will build on your creative skills, under the guidance of our experienced teaching team, who are all practising artists. You’ll undertake extensive studies in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

While you’re enhancing your practical skills, you'll also broaden your understanding of art history and theory through artist talks and gallery and exhibition visits.

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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


This course may provide you with the skills and knowledge to set up in your own studio working as a visual artist, and will also assist in many other areas of employment requiring elements of art and design.

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Entry Requirements


You must:

  • have successfully completed year 10
  • have successfully completed the Certificate III in Visual Arts or have some experience in Visual Arts or Design
  • have up to 5 images of your work (showing skills in different mediums) ready to submit (face to face or via email) at the time of your enrolment

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 of this course, you can apply for the Diploma of Visual Arts.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

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 $3,200.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $640.00
Full Tuition Fee $9,125.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$869.00
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 this qualificaiton, you must successfully complete 15 units.  Following is the 2019 timetable (subject to change):

Semester 1

18 February – 5 April

22 April - 21 June

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

BSBDES302 - EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 2D FORMS  (PRINT MAKING)

(10.00am – 1:00pm)

CUAPAI401 - EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE PAINTINGS

(10.00am – 1.00pm)

 

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

(10.00am – 11.00am)

CUAPPR302 - DOCUMENT THE CREATIVE WORK PROCESS CUAPPR406 - PLAN WORK SPACE PROCESS

(11.00am – 12.00pm)

CUASCU401 - EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE SCULPTURE

(2:00pm - 5.30pm)

CUAACD301 - WORK PRODUCE DRAWINGS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS

(2.00pm – 5.30pm)

BSBCRT403 - EXPLORE  THE HISTORY AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF CREATIVITY (50) CUARES403 - RESEARCH HISTORY AND THEORY TO INFORM OWN ART PRACTICE

(1.00pm – 5.30pm)

Semester 2

22 July – 20 September

7 October – 22 November

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

CUAAPRI401 - EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE PRINTS

(10.00am – 1:00pm)

CUAPAI501 - REFINE PAINTING TECHNIQUES

(10.00am – 3:00pm) 

CUAPPR401 - DEVELOP AND DISCUSS IDEAS FOR OWN CREATIVE WORK

(10.00am – 1:00pm)

CUASCU501 - REFINE SCULPTURAL TECHNIQUES 

(2.00pm – 5:30pm)

CUAPPR404 - DEVELOP SELF AS AN ARTIST

(3.00pm – 5.30pm)

CUAPPR405 - DRAWING: REALISE A CREATIVE PROJECT 

(2.00pm – 5:30pm)

 

    Core


  • CUAPPR404 DEVELOP SELF AS ARTIST
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop the technical and conceptual skills required to work in any area of arts practice. It applies to individuals who commit to improving their professional practice in both an artistic and business context. The skills developed in this unit apply to all areas of creative practice, including photography, craft, design, live performance, technical production and visual arts. This work would usually be carried out under mentored supervision.

  • CUAPPR405 DEVELOP AND DISCUSS IDEAS FOR OWN CREATIVE WORK
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and discuss ideas for own creative work. It involves research and analysis, as well as the ability to take part in critical and informed discussion with others about the creative work for a particular art form. It applies to individuals who work across all areas of creative practice. This work would usually be carried out under mentored supervision.

  • BSBWHS201 CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS
    20.0 hours

  • CUAACD301 PRODUCE DRAWINGS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce drawings that represent and communicate ideas. It does not relate to drawing as an art form.

    It applies to individuals who use drawings, either electronic or hand drawn, for personal use or in response to a project or brief. Drawings may include design concepts for objects, processes or spaces, movement sequences for performances or screen productions, exhibitions, tenders, proposals or publications.

  • CUAPPR401 REALISE A CREATIVE PROJECT
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with ideas and techniques to find an individual style or voice throughout a creative project that results in a completed work.

    It applies to individuals who have sound technical, conceptual and theoretical skills in a particular area of creative practice, often at a pre-professional level.

  • CUARES403 RESEARCH HISTORY AND THEORY TO INFORM OWN ARTS PRACTICE
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use investigative and critical thinking techniques to evaluate history and theory information and distil key themes and ideas.

    It applies to individuals working in all areas of arts practice.


  • Electives


  • CUAPAI401 EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE PAINTINGS
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to proactively experiment and innovate with various painting techniques and ideas to develop professional practice and an individual style. It applies to individuals who have well developed skills in design and technique and who often produce work at a pre-professional level for sale in outlets such as markets and fairs. They work independently with limited supervision and guidance as required.

  • CUAPPR302 DOCUMENT THE CREATIVE WORK PROGRESS
    15.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to document the conception, development and progress of own creative work. It applies to individuals who work in all areas of creative practice, and the work being documented could be created in any medium. Documentation could be for personal use, for example as professional development informing future work; or it could be for background information in an exhibition, for research purposes, or to comply with the requirements of a funding body.

  • CUAPPR406 PLAN WORK SPACE
    15.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan the allocation and use of space consistent with a concept or business plan. It applies to individuals who need to plan their own work space, or the space for a small group, in a broad range of industry contexts. The work space may relate to exhibition space, performance space, office and administration space, a studio or workshop. This unit does not apply to work spaces requiring a specialist designer to respond to complex requirements or spaces for large numbers of people.

  • CUAPRI401 EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE PRINTS
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to proactively experiment and innovate with various printmaking techniques and design concepts to develop professional practice and an individual style. It applies to individuals who have well developed skills in design and technique and who often produce work at a pre-professional level for sale in outlets such as markets and fairs. They work independently with limited supervision and guidance as required.

  • CUASCU401 EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE SCULPTURE
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to proactively experiment and innovate with various sculptural techniques and design concepts to develop professional practice and an individual style. It applies to individuals who have well developed skills in design and technique and who often produce work at a pre-professional level for sale in outlets such as markets and fairs. They work independently with limited supervision and guidance as required.

  • CUASCU501 REFINE SCULPTURAL TECHNIQUES
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with a broad range of sculptural techniques to refine and evaluate an individual professional style. It applies to highly skilled visual artists who integrate the use of those different techniques explored, to realise a coherent body of creative work which usually includes the creation of three-dimensional (3-D) sculptural forms. They work with a high level of independence seeking mentoring and guidance as required.

  • CUAPAI501 REFINE PAINTING TECHNIQUES
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with a broad range of painting techniques to refine and evaluate an individual professional style. It applies to highly skilled visual artists who integrate the use of those different techniques explored, to realise a coherent body of creative work. They work with a high level of independence seeking mentoring and guidance as required.

  • BSBDES302 EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 2D FORMS
    50.0 hours

  • BSBCRT403 EXPLORE THE HISTORY AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF CREATIVITY
    50.0 hours


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