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CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts (Product Design)

National ID: CUA51115 | State ID: AB60

Take your product design skills to the next level

The Diploma of Visual Arts (Product Design) will develop your design skills and knowledge through hands on projects that require you to take your ideas all the way from concept to prototype. It is taught in our extensive purpose-built facilities and specialised studios based in the creative and cultural heart of the city that is home to the Art Gallery of WA, PICA and many other smaller galleries.

This course offers a diverse exploration of  the 3D design industry where you will have the opportunity to create consumer products such as furniture, home wares, commercial objects and wearable object design. 

Successfully complete the Diploma and you could find yourself designing high end furniture, or products for the home or commercial use.

Gain these skills
  • Originate and develop concepts
  • 3D design ideas and processes
  • Model making
  • Digital design and art techniques (including CAD)
  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
Is this course right for me?

 I have the following attributes:

  • Creativity and a love of design
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Practical with technical ability

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    Studying at North Metro TAFE has very much prepared me for industry. Claire Garcia-Webb 

    Entrance Requirements

    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 enrol you will need to have completed CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design (Product Design), or equivalent (you may be required to submit a practical test and/or portfolio of art and design evidence).

    Job opportunities

    Other job titles may include:

    • Furniture Designer
    • Shoe Designer
    • Wearable Object Designer

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

    Further study

    University - Bachelor Degree of Design, Bachelor Degree of Building Design

    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 January 08, 2020