If you already have a broad range of art skills and wish to build your own style, then our Diploma of Visual Arts is the course is for you. Join us in Melbourne’s art precinct, Degraves Street and refine your artistic talent for a career in the creative industries.

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

In this course, you’ll  focus on two of your preferred mediums: drawing and painting or printmaking. Enjoy your own studio space for the duration of the course. At the end of the year, we celebrate your creative journey alongside your peers, in a public exhibition.

Through our visiting artist program, you will develop a breadth of understanding of current trends in Visual Art. Studies in Art Theory and Art Business are also  integral parts of your course.  




National Code CUA51115
Study Areas Art & Design
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 1 year
PT: flexible options available

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses City

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.

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

February

Full time: 1 year (3 days per week - see timetable below under Course Structure)

Part time: flexible options available

City

Completion of Certificate IV in Visual Arts or experience in Visual Arts is preferred.

Please have up to 5 images of your work ready to submit (preferably by email) at the time of your application.

After successful completion, you may wish to further your study in a university degree program.

Direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

After successful completion, you may wish to explore being a self-employed art practitioner.  These skills will also assist in many other areas of employment requiring elements of art and design.

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

Students choose to concentrate on two streams from drawing, painting and printmaking, and will attend 3 of the 4 scheduled days. Proposed timetable for 2019:

Semester 1, 18 February – 5 April  & 22 April – 28 June

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

PAINITNG

CUAPAI502 – INVESTIGATE PAINTING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES   

10.00am – 12.30pm

Room: A.703 

PRINT 

CUAPRI502 – INVESTIGATE PRINTMAKING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES   

10.00am -12.30pm

Room: A.701 and A.702

 

DRAWING

CUAACD501 –   REFINE DRAWING & OTHER VISUAL REPRESENTATION

TOOLS *core*

10.00am – 12.00pm

Room: A.703

WHS (CORE)

CUAPPR505 – ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN SAFE CREATIVE PRACTIC

*core*

 CUAPPR502 –  DEVELOP OWN SUSTAINABLE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE  *core*

10.00am – 12.00pm

CUAACD504 – RESEARCH AND APPLY LIGHT AND COLOUR   

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Room: A.703

CUAPRI501 – REFINE PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES

1.30pm – 4.00pm

Room: A.701

 

CUADRA502 – INVESTIGATE DRAWING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Room: A. A.703

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      (70.5/80)

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Room: A.703

PRINT PORTFOLIO – CORE

CUAPPR501 – REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK      (70.5/80)

4.00pm – 5.30pm

Room: A.701 and A.702

 

CUADRA501 – REFINE DRAWING TECHNIQUES (72.5/80)

3.00pm – 5.30pm

Room: A. A.703

Weeks 25 and 26

Only

CUAPPR501 – REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK      (70.5/80)

10.00am – 2.00pm (1hr break)

Room: A.703

Teacher – Toby Dutton

CUAPPR501 – REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK      (70.5/80)

10.00am – 2.00pm (1hr break)

Room: A.703

Teacher – Jo Wilson

 

CUAPPR501 – REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK      (70.5/80)

10.00am – 2.00pm (1hr break)

Room: A.703

Teacher – Vin Ryan

Semester 2 – 15 July – 20 September & 7 October – 22 November

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

PAINITNG

CUAPAI502 – INVESTIGATE PAINTING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES    

10.00am – 12.30pm

Room: A.701

PRINT

CUAPRI502 – INVESTIGATE PRINTMAKING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES   

10.00am -12.30pm

Room: A.701

 

DRAWING

CUAACD501 –   REFINE DRAWING & OTHER VISUAL REPRESENTATION

TOOLS (58/70) *core*

10.00am – 12.00pm

Room: A.703

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 (69.5/60)

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Room: A.701

CUAPRI501 – REFINE PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Room: A.701

 

CUADRA502 – INVESTIGATE DRAWING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Room: A. A.703

BSBMKG527 PLAN SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT

1.00pm – 3.00pm

 

PRINTMAKING PORTFOLIO – CORE

CUAPPR503 – PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK (69.5/60)

3.30pm – 5.30pm

Room: A.701

 

CUADRA501 – REFINE DRAWING TECHNIQUES (72.5/80)

3.00pm – 5.30pm

Room: A. A.703

CUARES502 – CRITIQUE CULTURAL WORKS   

3.00pm  – 5.30pm

Week 46

Only

CUAPPR503 – PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK

10.00am – 3.30pm (1hr break)

Room: A.703

CUAPPR503 – PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK

10.00am – 3.30pm (1hr break)

Room: A.703

 

CUAPPR503 – PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK

10.00am – 3.30pm (1hr break)

Room: A.703

Week 47

Only

CUAEVP403 – INSTALL AND DISMANTLE EXHIBITION ELEMENTS

10.00am – 3.30pm (1 hr break)

Room: A.702

CUAEVP403 – INSTALL AND DISMANTLE EXHIBITION ELEMENTS

10.00am – 3.30pm (1 hr break)

Room: A.702

CUAEVP403 – INSTALL AND DISMANTLE EXHIBITION ELEMENTS

10.00am – 3.30pm (1 hr break)

Room: A.702

Code

Title

Hours

CUAACD504 RESEARCH AND APPLY LIGHT AND COLOUR 45.0

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.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUADRA502 INVESTIGATE DRAWING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 70.0

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.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUAPAI502 INVESTIGATE PAINTING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 70.0

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.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUAPRI502 INVESTIGATE PRINTMAKING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 80.0

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.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUASCU502 INVESTIGATE SCULPTURAL MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 100.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and explore a range of sculptural 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 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.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUAEVP403 INSTALL AND DISMANTLE EXHIBITION ELEMENTS 20.0

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.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUARES502 CRITIQUE CULTURAL WORKS 50.0

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.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

CUADRA401 EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE DRAWINGS 50.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to proactively experiment and innovate with various drawing techniques and ideas to develop professional practice and an individual 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 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.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:

BSBSMB305 COMPLY WITH REGULATORY, TAXATION AND INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MICRO BUSINESS 45.0

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.
Prerequisites:
Assessment:


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