This qualification reflects the role of visual artists who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to prepare for and develop an emerging arts practice. They are able to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Visual arts practice at this level is underpinned by a sound grasp of art theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Discourse and communication around complex ideas are also required.
Visual artists work in a wide range of contexts across the arts and other industries. They are often sole practitioners but may also hold positions in government or commercial organisations.
Artists work within and across many media, and their practice may incorporate ceramics, digital art, drawing, painting, photo-media, printmaking and sculpture.
Dates: 2014: January & July.
Fees: The approximate cost to complete this qualification: Full Fee for Service: $12,300.00; Partially Government Funded: $7,875.00; Partially Government Funded concession: $6,915.00
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This qualification prepares people for entry into work at a professional level. Its conceptual and theoretical content also supports learning at higher levels. People with CUV50111 Diploma of Visual Arts often engage in further learning in vocational and higher education through Advanced Diploma and Degree qualifications in a range of arts-related disciplines.
Full time over one year. Part time duration depends on subjects selected each semester.
To enter this qualification, people must have the skills and knowledge described in the following unit of competency:
Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in creative practice or through formal study. Please contact the teachers on 4042 2505 / 4042 2365 to confirm your eligibility.
Delivery and training will take place in a studio space.
Assessment includes a mixture of assignments, exams and practical work.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL recognises your existing experience gained through life or work for which you may not have obtained a formal qualification. We will work with you to identify your existing skills and knowledge and assess if you can then achieve a full or part qualification. This also helps to avoid unnecessary duplication of training.
Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:
|Unit code||Unit name||Unit type|
|CUVPRP501A||Realise a body of creative work||Core|
|CUVACD501A||Refine drawing and other visual representation tools||Core|
|CUVPRP502A||Prepare for sustainable professional practice||Core|
|CUVPRP503A||Present a body of own creative work||Core|
|CUVPRP505A||Establish and maintain safe professional practice||Core|
|CUVRES502A||Analyse cultural history and theory||Core|
|CUVACD510A||Manage kiln operations||Elective|
|CUVACD513A||Make mixed media artworks||Elective|
|CUVCER403A||Experiment with ceramic surface treatments||Elective|
|CUVCER503A||Refine throwing techniques||Elective|
|CUVCER504A||Refine handbuilding techniques||Elective|
|CUVPAI501A||Refine painting techniques||Elective|
|CUVPAI502A||Investigate painting materials and processes||Elective|
|BSBCMM401A||Make a presentation||Mandatory|
|CULMS407C||Install and dismantle exhibition elements||Mandatory|
There may be one or more elective competencies, these may differ between institutes. Please contact the institute for more information.
The published fees apply to Australian citizens and permanent residents only. Program commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments. Contact the Admissions Centre on 1300 656 959 for more information on enrolment procedures. For detailed information on policies, fees, payments, concessions, refunds, subsidies, exemptions, pre-requisites, withdrawals and RPL refer to the Tropical North Queensland TAFE Fees & Conditions document. Information supplied in this document is correct at time of publication but may be subject to change without notice.