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CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts

National ID: CUA51115 | State ID: AZL3

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 skillset 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.

Gain these skills
  • Analyse cultural history and theory
  • Develop a sustainable professional practice
  • Establish and maintain a safe creative practice
  • Develop and create a body of work
Is this course right for me?

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


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I learned how to use my skills and technique into making something. Anthea Corbett

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To better your artistic skills you need to broaden your way of thinking, and broaden your practices. Justin Martin 

Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

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

Important information

Other costs for consideration:

  • Art Kit (approx. $175.00)

Typical timetable:

  • 4 days per week
Job opportunities

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.

Further study

North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a range of further study opportunities, see below for a list of related courses.

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to 

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

International students should contact 

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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Course enquiry

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Page last updated January 08, 2020