Diploma of Visual Arts

CUA51120

Study modes

Full time: Min of 2 days per week over 1 year
Part time: 1 day per week over 2 years

Pathway options

Pathway and Credits towards Bachelor Degree at Australian Universities

Location

Baulkham Hills
Hornsby

Course Fees

Full Time: $2450 / term
4 terms = $9800

Part Time: $1350 / term
8 terms = $10800

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Course Overview

The Diploma of Visual Arts at Sydney Art School is suitable for Australian and international visual arts students who are looking to extend existing technical artistic skills.
The Diploma of Visual Arts course is accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework and provides for a pathway into Australian universities. It is also listed on the Commonwalth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

The studio-based “hands on” learning model follows the classical atelier tradition of teaching art. Specialised studio sessions will develop your skills in the disciplines of drawing, painting, printmaking and jewellery making.

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Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Visual artists may work in their own practice, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations. Practice at this level is underpinned by application of arts theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Discourse around complex ideas is also required.

Entry Requirements

Individuals must provide evidence of their technical and organisational skills to conceptualise and create works in their selected medium.

Skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in creative practice or formal study.

Entry into the Diploma of Visual Arts at Sydney Art School is selective.

Admission is based on consideration of factors including but not limited to:

– Completion of a Certificate IV Visual Arts at Sydney Art School OR
– Submission of a portfolio of work that allows us to assess your current level of skills in drawing, painting, printmaking or jewellery.
– Your ability and willingness to support your fellow students

Units of Competency

Total number of units = 15
5 core units plus 10 elective units

CORE
CUAACD531 – Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAPPR511 – Realise a body of creative work
CUAPPR512 – Develop sustainability of own professional practice
CUAPPR513 – Present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR515 – Establish and maintain safe creative practice

ELECTIVES:
CUADRA401 – Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
BSBMKG546 – Develop social media engagement plans
CUAEVP413 – Install and dismantle exhibition elements
CUARES503 – Analyse cultural history and theory
CUAACD535 – Work with the human form in creative practice
CUADRA501 – Refine drawing techniques
CUAPAI511 – Refine painting techniques
CUAPRI511 – Refine printmaking techniques
CUAJWL401 – Experiment with techniques to produce jewellery
CUAACD532 – Create observational drawings
CUADRA502 – Investigate drawing materials and processes
CUAPAI512 – Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAPRI512 – Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUAILL401 – Develop and refine illustrative work

Full details at https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/b9960af4-a158-4707-8b49-06cc236b2448

Employability Skills

The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Printmaker, Photographer, Illustrator, Visual Artist, Ceramic Artist, Painter, Public Artist, Sculptor, Textile Designer, Woodwork Designer, Digital Artist, Glasswork Artist, Arts Practitioner. It also provides a pathway to other visual arts, craft and design job roles.

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Art Class Location Start Date Start Time Price per Term
CUA51120 - Diploma of Visual Arts - 2024 - Term 1 Intake HORNSBY - Hunter Street Studios 29/01/2024 $2,450.00
CUA51120 - Diploma of Visual Arts - 2024 - Term 1 Intake (Part Time) HORNSBY - Hunter Street Studios 29/01/2024 $1,350.00
CUA51120 - Diploma of Visual Arts - 2024 - Term 2 Intake HORNSBY - Hunter Street Studios 29/04/2024 $2,450.00
CUA51120 - Diploma of Visual Arts - 2024 - Term 2 Intake (Part Time) HORNSBY - Hunter Street Studios 29/04/2024 $1,350.00
CUA51120 - Diploma of Visual Arts - 2024 - Term 3 Intake HORNSBY - Hunter Street Studios 22/07/2024 $2,450.00