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CUA60720 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

CUA60720 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

National ID CUA60720 State ID BGV3

Bring your creative ideas and visions to life in an holistic studio environment

This course is designed for artists and designers from visual art, jewellery and product design who are seeking to refine their skills and knowledge.

Creative Industries


When Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On campus.

Prepare for professional practice as a contemporary artist or designer

During this course you'll explore, practice and demonstrate what it is to be a creative practitioner and gain the skills and knowledge required to be self-sufficient upon graduation.

This course brings together lecturers and students from disciplines in:

  • visual art
  • jewellery 
  • product design

and is designed for artists and designers who are seeking to refine skills and knowledge in an holistic studio environment.

You'll develop your own project proposals in one of these three specialisations and work closely with our lecturers and technicians to explore your ideas and bring your visions to life. At the end of the Advanced Diploma of Visual Art you are invited to participate in a graduation exhibition which is renowned nationally for showcasing some of the WA’s best emerging artists and designers.

You will study in our purpose-built art and design facilities and have access to broad range of industry standard equipment and materials. North Metropolitan TAFE’s reputation for producing outstanding graduates is built on over 100 years of high-quality Art and Design training in Western Australia.

As a visual artist or designer, you may choose to develop your own independent practice, seek employment opportunities within specific creative industries or explore other opportunities, such as internships or residencies, that will further focus and extend your creative practice. Visual artists and designers possess transferable ‘creative skills’ that can be applied within a variety of professional contexts and that allow for interdisciplinary collaborations across existing and emerging industries. Career opportunities for artists and designers exist across a broad range of arts, government and commercial organisations.

This course is only offered in semester one of each year.

  • 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

I have the following attributes:

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

Important information

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Semester 1, 2024


Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Perth
How On campus

Course fees

Indicative General fee $5,926.95
(Tuition fee* $4,081.95 + Resource fee $1,845.00 )

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822


National ID Unit title
BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
CUAACD611 Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAPPR611 Originate a body of independent creative work
CUAPPR613 Engage in the business of creative practice
CUAPPR614 Publicly present a body of own creative work
CUARES612 Extend cultural research expertise
National ID Unit title
CUAACD612 Extend professional expertise across new art forms and media
CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques
CUAINS601 Realise an installation work
CUAPRI511 Refine printmaking techniques
CUARES502 Critique cultural works
CUASCU511 Refine sculptural techniques

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