About the course

About the course

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

Based at our City campus in Melbournes art precinct, you will work towards refining your artistic talent to set you up for a career in the creative industries.

Classes are a mix of face-to-face, small group tutorials and remote classes (live digital classes).

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 the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking
  • enjoy your own studio space for the duration of the course (designated times)
  • 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 successful creative arts practice
  • celebrate your creative journey alongside your peers with a public exhibition at the end of the year

 

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February

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)

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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, you may wish to explore becoming a self-employed art practitioner. Your strong creative 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 and/or IV 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) during the application process.

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 pursue higher education through our pathways with Deakin University or explore options at other universities and educational institutions. 

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

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$7,832$13,112
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$410$410
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$8,491$13,771
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$8,491$13,771

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


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

Below is the draft timetable for 2021 (subject to change):

SEMESTER 1: 01 FEB - 25 JUN

TIME

MON

(Blended)

TUES

(Remote)

WED

(Face to face)

THU

(Blended)

FRI

(Face to face)

10.00AM-12.30PM

DRAWING (CUAACD501: Refine drawing and other visual representation + CUADRA502: Investigate drawing materials and processes)                                          

10.00-11.30: CUAPPR502 (Develop own sustainable practice)                           11.30-12.30: CUAPPR505 (Establish and maintain a safe creative practice)                                    

Studio Group 1

PRINTMAKING (CUAPRI501 Refine printmaking materials and processes + CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes)

Studio Group 2

1.30PM-4.00PM

PAINTING (CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes + CUAACD506 Refine 2D design ideas and processes)                     

CUARES503 (Analyse cultural history and theory)        

Studio Group 1

SCULPTURE (CUASCU502 Investigate sculptural materials and processes + CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work)

Studio Group 2

SEMESTER 2: 12 JUL - 26 NOV

 

TIME

MON

(Blended)

TUES

(Remote)

WED

(Face to face)

THU

(Blended)

FRI

(Face to face)

10.00AM-12.30PM

DRAWING (CUAACD501: Refine drawing and other visual representation + CUADRA502: Investigate drawing materials and processes)

10.00-11.30: BSBSMB403 (Market the small business)                                   
11.30-12.30: BSBSMB305 (Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business)

Studio Group 1

PRINTMAKING (CUAPRI501 Refine printmaking materials and processes + CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes)

Studio Group 2

1.30PM-4.00PM

PAINTING (CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes + CUAACD506 Refine 2D design ideas and processes)

BSBPMG522 (Undertake project work)

Studio Group 1

SCULPTURE (CUASCU502 Investigate sculptural materials and processes + CUAPPR503 Present a body of creative work)

Studio Group 2

 

    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


  • CUAACD506 Refine 2-D Design Ideas And Processes
    70.0 hours

  • BSBPMG522 Undertake Project Work
    60.0 hours

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • CUASCU502 Investigate Sculptural Materials And Processes
    100.0 hours

    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.

  • BSBSMB403 Market The Small Business
    50.0 hours


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