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CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts

National ID: CUA51115 State ID: AZL3
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Take your art to a higher level

This course will develop your skills and knowledge in selected areas of visual art and craft, with options to focus on painting, print media, ceramics, sculpture and digital art. You'll refine these skills in studio classes designed to bring your ideas into reality.

This diploma will enable you to take on complicated art projects with a developed skill set and knowledge of various materials and mediums.

Our art and craft facilities are purpose built to a high standard of equipment and facilities. Students also 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.

A successful career in visual arts will require you to promote yourself and look outside the square when it comes to gaining employment. You can work on small or large scale public art projects or work as a freelance artist. You can also combine your studies with other courses and become a teacher or work in arts administration.

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


  • Analyse cultural history and theory
  • Develop a sustainable professional practice
  • Establish and maintain a safe creative practice
  • Develop and create a body of work

I have the following attributes:

  • Creativity, imagination and artistic skill
  • Dedication, confidence and self-motivation
  • Happy to develop promotion and business skills, as most artists are self-employed in a very competitive industry

To gain entrance to this course you need to have completed CUA41315 Certificate IV in Visual Art or equivalent or present a folio demonstrating 3 different mediums and including your ideation.

Other costs for consideration:

  • Art Kit (approx. $175.00)

Typical timetable:

  • 4 days per week

Other job titles may include:

  • Printmaker
  • Designer-Maker

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

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2022

Perth - On Campus

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Perth
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $4,284.60 $0.00 $4,284.60

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). 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

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