RMIT University

Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts - CUA60720

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00122A

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have para-professional level technical, creative and conceptual skills to originate, realise and exhibit a substantial body of resolved work that expresses their own creative vision. Individuals at this level work within and across many mediums, and their practice may incorporate ceramics, art management, digital art, glasswork, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textiles or wood design. Practice at this level is underpinned by application of art theory and history, the ability to engage in critical discourse and to debate one\u2019s own work and the work of others. Visual artists may work in their own practice, or a wide range of contexts across the arts, government or commercial organisations and bring visual arts perspective to areas such as business, community services and science. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Printmaker, Photographer, Illustrator, Visual Artist, Ceramic Artist, Painter, Public Artist, Sculptor, Textile Designer, Woodwork Designer, Digital Artist, Glasswork Artist, Arts Practitioner, and Visual Arts Professional. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations QualificationNo licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.Units of competency in qualificationSome individual units of competency may have their own licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Users must check individual units of competency for licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements relevant to that unit.


  • Publicly present a body of own creative work
  • Develop and apply ceramic glazes
  • Refine digital art techniques
  • Refine ceramics techniques
  • Manage specialised finishing processes
  • Implement design solutions
  • Manage design realisation
  • Research global design trends
  • Design and produce printed textiles
  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships
  • Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
  • Realise an installation work
  • Work professionally in the creative arts industry
  • Manage project governance
  • Investigate printmaking materials and processes
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • Build and launch a small business website
  • Refine throwing techniques
  • Write complex documents
  • Refine carving techniques for creative work
  • Select and refine a specialised drawing technique
  • Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools
  • Investigate drawing materials and processes
  • Explore and apply photo lighting techniques
  • Refine printmaking techniques
  • Develop textile designs using computer-based design programs
  • Develop personal work priorities
  • Manage strategic contracts
  • Refine illustration techniques
  • Create works of art for public spaces
  • Research and apply light and colour
  • Refine handbuilding techniques
  • Design and produce woven tapestry products
  • Source funding for projects
  • Lead innovative thinking and practice
  • Evolve ideas for professional creative work
  • Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
  • Establish innovative work environments
  • Obtain and manage sponsorship
  • Extend cultural research expertise
  • Engage in the business of creative practice
  • Extend professional expertise across new art forms and media
  • Research and develop business plans
  • Make moulds and casts
  • Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
  • Develop professional illustrations
  • Work with photomedia in creative practice
  • Design and produce experimental textiles
  • Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • Create and produce textile designs for commercial production
  • Critique cultural works
  • Refine kiln cast glass techniques
  • Work with the human form in creative practice
  • Undertake project work
  • Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
  • Refine model making skills
  • Explore the use of colour
  • Plan finances for new business ventures
  • Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
  • Manage copyright arrangements
  • Collaborate in professional creative projects
  • Refine drawing techniques
  • Realise a public art project
  • Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level
  • Develop and refine metalworking techniques
  • Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
  • Originate a body of independent creative work
  • Plan, conduct and supervise a jewellery and object exhibition
  • Manage kiln operations
  • Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
  • Manage finances for new business ventures
  • Refine glassworking techniques
  • Refine sculptural techniques
  • Make mixed media artworks
  • Create observational drawings
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
  • Produce woven tapestry samples
  • Integrate colour theory and design processes
  • Apply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production
  • Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice
  • Apply legal principles in intellectual property law matters
  • Research and apply design theory
  • Market new business ventures
  • Refine painting techniques
  • Design innovative products
  • Research commercial development of textiles
  • Oversee jewellery or object design production
  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
  • Investigate glassworking materials and processes
  • Originate and develop concepts

Standard entry requirements

Individuals must have the conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create and present work in their chosen creative form. Skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in a creative field or formal study.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne City International: $22,500 No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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