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 indusiries.

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 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

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.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE 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.

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

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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).

Core subjects:

Drawing (CUAACD501, CUAPPR501, CUAPPR503)

Develop a safe and sustainable professional practice (CUAPPR502, CUAPPR505)

Culture and history studies (CUARES503)

 

All students will also do the following units:

Drawing Major (CUADRA502, CUADRA501)

Social Media Marketing (BSBMKG527)

Conduct Research (CUARES402)

Regulations, Tax and Insurance for the Creative Art Industry (BSBSMB305)

Critique Cultural Works (CUARES502)

Installing and dismantling exhibitions (CUAEVP403)

 

Students can select another major in either PAINTING or PRINTMAKING

Painting Major (CUAPAI502, CUAACD504)

Printmaking Major (CUAPRI501, CUAPRI502)

 

 

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CUAACD501 REFINE DRAWING AND OTHER VISUAL REPRESENTATION TOOLS 70.0

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CUAPPR503 PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK 60.0

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CUAPPR501 REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK 80.0

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CUAIND401 EXTEND EXPERTISE IN SPECIALIST CREATIVE FIELDS 45.0

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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CUADIG508 REFINE DIGITAL ART TECHNIQUES 80.0

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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