Visual Arts

About the Course

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have para-professional level technical, creative and conceptual skills to originate, realise and exhibit a substantial body of resolved work that expresses their own creative vision. Visual artists work within and across many mediums, and their practice may incorporate ceramics, digital art, glasswork, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textiles or wood design.

Practice at this level is underpinned by application of art theory and history, the ability to engage in critical discourse and to debate ones own work and the work of others.

Visual artists may work in their own practice, or a wide range of contexts across the arts, government or commercial organisations and also bring visual arts perspective to areas such as business, community services and science.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Qualification Advanced Diploma
National Code CUA60715
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

To enter this qualification, individuals must have the conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create and present work in their chosen creative form.
Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in a creative field or through formal study.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

Dubbo

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Full Time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CUA60715-01V01-GR-19DUB-001

Dubbo

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CUA60715-01V01-GR-19DUB-004

Orange

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CUA60715-01V01-GR-19ORA-004

Dubbo

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus

All students applying for this course must complete a literacy and numeracy screening, known as RU Ready. In order to apply for Vet Student Loan (VSL), students must either hold an HSC, or have successfully completed a qualification of Cert IV or above, or achieve a pass in the RU Ready screening at exit level 3 or above. Students not requiring a student loan who do not meet this standard, will need to co-enrol in a foundations skills course to assist with their research and writing skills required for the course.

Students will need to attend all studio delivery areas each week as well as undertake some online units. This is also available as a part time course, where students will complete 2 studio areas in year 1, and the other 2 in year 2. Specific studio areas are Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. Art History and Theory sessions are held on the half day.

To enter this qualification, individuals must have completed the CUA51115 - Diploma Visual Arts (or equivalent) or be able to show advanced conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create and present their works in selected medium. All applicants who do not have the Diploma Visual Arts, will need to attend a selection interview to ensure entry directly into the Advanced Diploma course. If skills are not at the required level, you will be encouraged to enrol in the Diploma course and articulate to the Advanced Diploma next year. Specific studio areas are Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. Art History and Theory sessions are held on the half day.

This is a graded qualification with outcomes being Pass, Credit or Distinction. The capstone unit is CUAPPR601-GR and the grading received for this unit will dictate the grading for the course.

Our visual arts courses have articulation arrangements into a number of universities including National Art School, COFA, University of Western Sydney, Charles Sturt University and Newcastle University with a number of other unis (including in Victoria) who also offer recognition for TAFE study. This means if you complete your Advanced Diploma at TAFE, you will enter uni with half of the credits required to course complete.

To undertake this course you will need:
- Commit to attending all delivery sessions
- Undertake study and skills practice outside face to face delivery hours. For every hour face-to-face, the student should expect to complete another hour of self-directed learning.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Full Time

Delivery is over three full days, and one part day per week (Tues, Wed, Thurs 9 till 3 and Fri 9 till 12).

Course length: 18 hours per week for 26 Weeks

Start Date: 26 February 2019
End Date: 5 November 2019

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

Course fee: $8,980.00. Your tuition fee includes all essential study materials. Extra study resources may be available to enhance your learning and will attract an additional charge. Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for more information and payment options. Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

What do I need?

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

APPLY NOW ENQUIRE

Dubbo

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus

Students will need to select 2 subject areas each year: Tuesday - Painting, Wednesday - Drawing, Thurs - Printmaking Friday - History/theory.
Students will need to attend all studio delivery areas well as undertake some online units. This part time course is also available on a full time bases, where students will complete the subjects in one year.

All students applying for this course must complete a literacy and numeracy screening, known as RU Ready. In order to apply for Vet Student Loan (VSL), students must either hold an HSC, or have successfully completed a qualification of Cert IV or above, or achieve a pass in the RU Ready screening at exit level 3 or above. Students not requiring a student loan who do not meet this standard, will need to co-enrol in a foundations skills course to assist with their research and writing skills required for the course.

To enter this qualification, individuals must have completed the CUA51115 - Diploma Visual Arts (or equivalent) or be able to show advanced conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create and present their works in selected medium. All applicants who do not have the Diploma Visual Arts, will need to attend a selection interview to ensure entry directly into the Advanced Diploma course. If skills are not at the required level, you will be encouraged to enrol in the Diploma course and articulate to the Advanced Diploma next year.Specific studio areas are Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. Art History and Theory sessions are held on the half day.

This is a graded qualification with outcomes being Pass, Credit or Distinction. The capstone unit is CUAPPR601-GR and the grading received for this unit will dictate the grading for the course.

Our visual arts courses have articulation arrangements into a number of universities including National Art School, COFA, University of Western Sydney, Charles Sturt University and Newcastle University with a number of other unis (including in Victoria) who also offer recognition for TAFE study. This means if you complete your Advanced Diploma at TAFE, you will enter uni with half of the credits required to course complete.

To undertake this course you will need:
- Commit to attending all delivery sessions
- Undertake study and skills practice outside face to face delivery hours. For every hour face-to-face, the student should expect to complete another hour of self-directed learning.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Delivery is over two days per week, for 4 terms of 13 weeks (over a 2 year period).

Course length: 9 hours per week for 2 Years

Start Date: 26 February 2019
End Date: 5 November 2020

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

Course fee: $8,980.00. Your tuition fee includes all essential study materials. Extra study resources may be available to enhance your learning and will attract an additional charge. Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for more information and payment options. Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

What do I need?

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

APPLY NOW ENQUIRE

Orange

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Orange College, March Street Campus

Students will need to select 2 subject areas each year: Tuesday - Painting, Wednesday - Drawing, Thurs - Printmaking Friday - History/theory).
Students will need to attend all studio delivery areas eas well as undertake some online units. This part time course is also available on a full time bases, where students will complete the subjects in one year. Students will be expected to complete 2 studio areas in year 1, and the other 2 in year 2.
All students applying for this course must complete a literacy and numeracy screening, known as RU Ready. In order to apply for Vet Student Loan (VSL), students must either hold an HSC, or have successfully completed a qualification of Cert IV or above, or achieve a pass in the RU Ready screening at exit level 3 or above. Students not requiring a student loan who do not meet this standard, will need to co-enrol in a foundations skills course to assist with their research and writing skills required for the course.

To enter this qualification, individuals must have completed the CUA51115 - Diploma Visual Arts (or equivalent) or be able to show advanced conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create and present their works in selected medium. All applicants who do not have the Diploma Visual Arts, will need to attend a selection interview to ensure entry directly into the Advanced Diploma course. If skills are not at the required level, you will be encouraged to enrol in the Diploma course and articulate to the Advanced Diploma next year.Specific studio areas are Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. Art History and Theory sessions are held on the half day. This is a graded qualification with outcomes being Pass, Credit or Distinction. The capstone unit is CUAPPR601-GR and the grading received for this unit will dictate the grading for the course.

Our visual arts courses have articulation arrangements into a number of universities including National Art School, COFA, University of Western Sydney, Charles Sturt University and Newcastle University with a number of other unis (including in Victoria) who also offer recognition for TAFE study. This means if you complete your Advanced Diploma at TAFE, you will enter uni with half of the credits required to course complete.

To undertake this course you will need:
- Commit to attending all delivery sessions
- Undertake study and skills practice outside face to face delivery hours. For every hour face-to-face, the student should expect to complete another hour of self-directed learning.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Delivery is over two days per week, for 4 terms of 13 weeks (over a 2 year period).

Course length: 9 hours per week for 2 Years

Start Date: 26 February 2019
End Date: 5 November 2020

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

Course fee: $8,980.00. Your tuition fee includes all essential study materials. Extra study resources may be available to enhance your learning and will attract an additional charge. Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for more information and payment options. Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

What do I need?

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

APPLY NOW ENQUIRE


Orange

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Full Time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CUA60715-01V01-GR-19ORA-001

Orange

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Orange College, March Street Campus

All students applying for this course must complete a literacy and numeracy screening, known as RU Ready. In order to apply for Vet Student Loan (VSL), students must either hold an HSC, or have successfully completed a qualification of Cert IV or above, or achieve a pass in the RU Ready screening at exit level 3 or above. Students not requiring a student loan who do not meet this standard, will need to co-enrol in a foundations skills course to assist with their research and writing skills required for the course.

Students will need to attend all studio delivery areas each week as well as undertake some online units. This is also available as a part time course, students will be expected to complete 2 studio areas in year 1, and the other 2 in year 2. Specific studio areas are Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. Art History and Theory sessions are held on the half day.

To enter this qualification, individuals must have completed the CUA51115 - Diploma Visual Arts (or equivalent) or be able to show advanced conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create and present their works in selected medium. All applicants who do not have the Diploma Visual Arts, will need to attend a selection interview to ensure entry directly into the Advanced Diploma course. If skills are not at the required level, you will be encouraged to enrol in the Diploma course and articulate to the Advanced Diploma next year.Specific studio areas are Painting, Drawing and Printmaking. Art History and Theory sessions are held on the half day.

This is a graded qualification with outcomes being Pass, Credit or Distinction. The capstone unit is CUAPPR601-GR and the grading received for this unit will dictate the grading for the course.

Our visual arts courses have articulation arrangements into a number of universities including National Art School, COFA, University of Western Sydney, Charles Sturt University and Newcastle University with a number of other unis (including in Victoria) who also offer recognition for TAFE study. This means if you complete your Advanced Diploma at TAFE, you will enter uni with half of the credits required to course complete.

To undertake this course you will need:
- Commit to attending all delivery sessions
- Undertake study and skills practice outside face to face delivery hours. For every hour face-to-face, the student should expect to complete another hour of self-directed learning.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Full Time

Delivery is over three full days, and one part day per week (Tues, Wed, Thurs 9 till 3 and Fri 9 till 12).

Course length: 18 hours per week for 26 Weeks

Start Date: 26 February 2019
End Date: 5 November 2019

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

Course fee: $8,980.00. Your tuition fee includes all essential study materials. Extra study resources may be available to enhance your learning and will attract an additional charge. Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for more information and payment options. Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

What do I need?

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

APPLY NOW ENQUIRE