About the course

About the course

If you already have a broad range of art skills and wish to build on your own style, our visual arts course is for you.

Join us at our City campus in Melbourne’s art precinct, and refine your artistic talent to set you up for a career in the creative industries.

Your teachers are all practising artists who will mentor you through regular and detailed feedback, helping you to transform from art student to flourishing artist.

In this course, you will:

  • focus on two of your preferred mediums, choosing from drawing, painting and printmaking
  • enjoy your own studio space for the duration of the course
  • develop a breadth of understanding of current trends in Visual Art through regular gallery visits and artist talks
  • study art theory and business subjects relating to running a creative arts practice and marketing through social media
  • celebrate your creative journey alongside your peers with a public exhibition at the end of the year

 

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Course Details

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February

Full time: 1 year (3 - 4 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)

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Career Outcomes


After successful completion, you may wish to explore becoming a self-employed art practitioner. These skills 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, or
  • 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, you may wish to further your visual arts studies through our pathway with Deakin University, or explore options at other universities.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

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 $8,200.00
Full Tuition Fee $14,200.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$338.25
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, 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


Completion of 15 units (including 6 core and 9 electives).

Students choose to concentrate on two streams from drawing, painting and printmaking, and will normally attend 3 of the 4 scheduled days. Timetable for 2019 (subject to change):

Semester 1

18 February – 5 April  & 22 April - 28 June

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

PAINTING

CUAPAI502 – INVESTIGATE PAINTING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES   

10.00am – 12.30pm

PRINT 

CUAPRI502 – INVESTIGATE PRINTMAKING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES   

10.00am -12.30pm

 

DRAWING

CUAACD501 -   REFINE DRAWING & OTHER VISUAL REPRESENTATION TOOLS *core*

10.00am – 12.00pm

WHS (CORE)

CUAPPR505 – ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN SAFE CREATIVE PRACTICE *core*

CUAPPR502 -  DEVELOP OWN SUSTAINABLE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE  *core*

10.00am – 12.00pm

CUAACD504 – RESEARCH AND APPLY LIGHT AND COLOUR   

1.30pm – 3.30pm

CUAPRI501 - REFINE PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES

1.30pm – 4.00pm

 

CUADRA502 – INVESTIGATE DRAWING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 

1.00pm – 3.00pm

ART THEORY

CUARES503 - ANALYSE CULTURAL HISTORY AND THEORY  *core*

CUARES402 – CONDUCT RESEARCH

1.00pm - 5.00pm

PAINTING PORTFOLIO - CORE

CUAPPR501 – REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK      

3.30pm – 5.30pm

PRINT PORTFOLIO - CORE

CUAPPR501 – REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK      

4.00pm – 5.30pm

 

CUADRA501 - REFINE DRAWING TECHNIQUES 

3.00pm – 5.30pm

Weeks 25 and 26

Only

CUAPPR501 – REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK      

10.00am – 2.00pm

CUAPPR501 – REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK     

 

10.00am – 2.00pm

 

CUAPPR501 – REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK      

10.00am – 2.00pm

Semester 2

15 July – 20 September & 7 October – 22 November

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

PAINTING

CUAPAI502 – INVESTIGATE PAINTING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES    

10.00am – 12.30pm

PRINT

CUAPRI502 – INVESTIGATE PRINTMAKING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES   

10.00am -12.30pm

 

DRAWING

CUAACD501 -   REFINE DRAWING & OTHER VISUAL REPRESENTATION

TOOLS core*

10.00am – 12.00pm

ART THEORY & BUSINESS PRACTICE

BSBMB305 COMPLY REGULATORY, TAXATION AND INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MICRO BUSINESS

10.00am -12.00pm

PAINTING PORTFOLIO - CORE

CUAPPR503 – PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK 

1.30pm – 3.30pm

CUAPRI501 - REFINE PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES

1.30pm – 3.30pm

 

CUADRA502 – INVESTIGATE DRAWING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 

1.00pm – 3.00pm

BSBMKG527 PLAN SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT

1.00pm – 3.00pm

 

PRINTMAKING PORTFOLIO - CORE

CUAPPR503 – PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK 

3.30pm – 5.30pm

 

CUADRA501 - REFINE DRAWING TECHNIQUES 

3.00pm – 5.30pm

CUARES502 – CRITIQUE CULTURAL WORKS   

3.00pm  – 5.30pm

Week 46

Only

CUAPPR503 – PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK

10.00am – 3.30pm 

CUAPPR503 – PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK

10.00am – 3.30pm

 

CUAPPR503 – PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK

10.00am – 3.30pm

Week 47

Only

CUAEVP403 – INSTALL AND DISMANTLE EXHIBITION ELEMENTS

10.00am – 3.30pm

CUAEVP403 – INSTALL AND DISMANTLE EXHIBITION ELEMENTS

10.00am – 3.30pm

CUAEVP403 – INSTALL AND DISMANTLE EXHIBITION ELEMENTS

10.00am – 3.30pm

    Core


  • CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use drawing and other visual representation tools to develop, refine and communicate ideas for creative work. The unit focus is on manual drawing development and refinement, and visual representation as cognitive tools in a professional practice, rather than a particular level of drawing technique.

    It applies to individuals who are professional practitioners working in any area related to visual communication using drawing and other visual representation tools to support their practice.

  • CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice. It applies to individuals who are sole practitioners or working in collaborative teams across all sectors and areas of expertise, who are responsible for managing safety. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring safety. The unit could apply to a range of internal and external work environments, including workshops, studios, offices, field locations and performance venues. The unit does not apply to individuals employed by organisations to manage the safety of a practice.

  • CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice
    35.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish goals for own professional practice and to determine how one's practice can be developed in a sustainable way, taking account of all aspects of sustainability - individual, social, environmental and economic. It applies to individuals who must consider the sustainability of their practice in any sector or area of expertise.

  • CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create a coherent body of work in any creative form.

    It applies to individuals who are at the beginning of their professional practice and whose completed work conveys a well developed command of materials, process and technique, and strong conceptual and theoretical development.

  • CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, analyse and debate cultural history and theory, and to use those processes to develop individual approaches to creative work. It applies to individuals working across all cultural sectors. It might also apply to individuals working much more broadly in business and community roles. At this level, the individual mostly works independently, although the research may be guided by others in terms of its scope and objectives.

  • CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
    60.0 hours


  • Electives


  • CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes
    70.0 hours

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

  • CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and explore a range of printmaking materials and processes to develop an individual professional style. It applies to highly skilled visual artists who integrate the use of those different materials and processes explored, to realise a body of creative work. They work with a high level of independence seeking mentoring and guidance as required.

  • CUAACD504 Research and apply light and colour
    45.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and develop own ideas about light and colour for integration into a body of creative work. It applies to individuals who have expertise in the use of light and colour and work across art forms and design disciplines. This expertise may be applied in traditional or digital contexts. At this level, the individual works independently and has demonstrated expertise within a body of professional creative work.

  • CUAPRI501 Refine printmaking techniques
    75.0 hours

  • CUADRA502 Investigate drawing materials and processes
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and explore a range of drawing materials and processes to develop an individual professional style. This unit relates to drawing as an art form and differs from units that focus on drawing as a visual representation tool. It applies to highly skilled visual artists who integrate the use of those different materials and processes explored, to realise a body of creative work. They work with a high level of independence seeking mentoring and guidance as required.

  • CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with a broad range of drawing techniques to refine and evaluate an individual professional style. This unit relates to drawing as an art form and differs from units that focus on drawing as a visual representation tool.

    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.

  • CUARES402 Conduct research
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct research in response to a brief in the creative industries on any topic. It applies to individuals who work with a significant degree of autonomy, but who usually report to a manager or client. Individuals might be full-time research officers or those for whom research forms part of their job. Alternatively, they may provide research services on a contract basis.

  • BSBSMB305 Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business
    45.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to source advice and specialist services to manage business compliance requirements. It applies to individuals who are establishing or operating a micro business providing self-employment.

  • BSBMKG527 Plan social media engagement
    50.0 hours

  • CUARES502 Critique cultural works
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse a range of information to produce critiques of cultural works. It applies to individuals who produce verbal or written critiques of cultural works in a range of contexts. Typical contexts are critiques of own work or the work or other artists, commentary on particular works, or reviews for magazines or academic publications. Work is self-directed, but there would be an expectation of discussion with professionals and experts in areas associated with the cultural works.

  • CUAEVP403 Install and dismantle exhibition elements
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and dismantle the physical elements of permanent and temporary exhibitions. It involves working in line with established exhibition plans and procedures. It applies to individuals who work under guidance and supervision as exhibition venue staff or independent exhibition contractors in both business and community environments.


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