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CUA60715 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

National ID: CUA60715 | State ID: AZL6

Refine your visual arts skills in the creative and cultural heart of the city

The Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts will prepare you for professional practice as a contemporary artist. You will explore, practice and demonstrate what it is to be a visual arts practitioner and gain a variety of skills and knowledge to be self-sufficient upon graduation.

You will study in our purpose built art and craft facilities and have access to a high standard of equipment. North Metro TAFE’s Visual Art and Design portfolio has a 100 year history and you will benefit from the close proximity to the Perth Cultural Centre which is home to the Art Gallery of WA, PICA and many other smaller galleries.

As a visual artist you may work in your own practice, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government or commercial organisations; bringing a visual arts perspective to areas such as business, community services and science.

Gain these skills
  • High level of practice across chosen medium/s e.g. ceramics, digital art, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textiles or wood design.
  • Application of art theory and history
  • Engage in critical discourse
  • Debate one’s own work and the work of others
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Creativity, imagination and artistic skill
  • Technical ability in area of specialisation
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Dedication and self-motivation

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      Entrance Requirements

      Job opportunities

      How to apply

      Entrance Requirements
      School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
      Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

      To gain entrance to this course you will need to have either completed CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts OR provide a portfolio showing you have the conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create and present work in your chosen creative form. Your portfolio may show these skills have been acquired through formal study or through experience in a creative field. You will also need to have completed the following pre-requisite unit CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice. Please contact us to discuss with the Head of Program for Visual Art.

      Job opportunities

      Visual artists work within and across many mediums, and their practice may incorporate ceramics, digital art, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textiles or wood design.

      Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

      How to apply
      On campus (full-time)

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      Other study types

      For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

      Apprenticeships and traineeships

      To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

      International students

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      Delivery location, important dates and study options

      Semester 1, 2020

      Perth (Northbridge) - On Campus


      Fees and charges


      Duration 2 semester/s
      When Semester 1, 2020
      Where Perth (Northbridge)
      How On campus
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      Page last updated May 30, 2019