TAFE NSW

Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts - CUA60715

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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. Visual artists work within and across many mediums, and their practice may incorporate ceramics, 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 also bring visual arts perspective to areas such as business, community services and science. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Structure

  • 12 units: 7 core
  • 5 elective

Subjects

  • Research and apply design theory
  • Work with photomedia in creative practice
  • Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice
  • Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
  • Realise an installation work
  • Create works of art for public spaces
  • Work with the human form in creative practice
  • Create observational drawings
  • Refine painting techniques
  • Develop and apply ceramic glazes
  • Collaborate in professional creative projects
  • Manage small business finances
  • Manage design realisation
  • Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity
  • Refine carving techniques for creative work
  • Originate a body of independent creative work
  • Establish systems that support innovation
  • Research global design trends
  • Market the small business
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Create and produce textile designs for commercial production
  • Extend cultural research expertise
  • Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
  • Realise a public art project
  • Refine printmaking techniques
  • Make moulds and casts
  • Design a digital action plan for small business
  • Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
  • Originate and develop concepts
  • Engage in the business of creative practice
  • Evolve ideas for professional creative work
  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
  • Refine illustration techniques
  • Critique cultural works
  • Extend professional expertise across new art forms and media
  • Publicly present a body of own creative work
  • Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools
  • Refine model making skills
  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • Manage specialised finishing processes
  • Develop professional illustrations
  • Plan small business finances
  • Refine drawing techniques
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Refine kiln cast glass techniques
  • Design and Produce printed textiles
  • Develop and refine metalworking techniques
  • Manage copyright arrangements
  • Manage kiln operations
  • Plan, conduct and supervise a jewellery and object exhibition
  • Make mixed media artworks
  • Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations
  • Implement design solutions
  • Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • Refine glassworking techniques
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Refine handbuilding techniques
  • Undertake project work
  • Refine digital art techniques
  • Design and produce woven tapestry products
  • Design and produce experimental textiles
  • Research and apply light and colour
  • Select and refine a specialised drawing technique
  • Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level
  • Apply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production
  • Develop textile designs using computer based design programs
  • Refine ceramics techniques
  • Produce woven tapestry samples
  • Design innovative products
  • Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting
  • Oversee jewellery or object design production
  • Refine throwing techniques
  • Source funding for projects
  • Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships
  • Research commercial development of textiles
  • Write complex documents
  • Refine sculptural techniques
  • Build and launch a small business website

Standard entry requirements

To enter this qualification, individuals must have the conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create and present work in their chosen creative form. Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in a creative field or through formal study.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
  • Part-time : 21 years
Hornsby Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Hunter Street Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Lismore Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
Meadowbank Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 years
  • Part-time : 2 years
Murwillumbah Campus No
  • Part-time : 32 weeks
Nepean College, Kingswood Campus No
  • Full-time : 34 weeks
  • Part-time : 2 years
Northern Beaches Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Orange College, March Street Campus No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
  • Part-time : 21 years
St George College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Sutherland College, Gymea Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Wagga Wagga Campus No
  • Part-time : 1 year
Wollongong West Campus No
  • Part-time : 30 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Hornsby Campus.

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans)Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

Campuses: Hunter Street Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES** The basic materials and tools required to complete the units of competency assessments are provided . There may be additional specialist materials students may wish to purchase.

Campuses: Meadowbank Campus.

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans)Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee. **ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:You will be required to purchase art materials for this course.

Campuses: Murwillumbah Campus.

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE** - This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.The loan cap for this course is $0,000. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each Unit of Study is $0,000, and you will need to directly pay the remaining $0,000 for each Unit of Study.Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans) - Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. - To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. - You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee. **ADDITIONAL RESOURCES** - Students will need to access appropriate hardware and software at home. - Students may need to purchase some materials, however they receive $150 credit per semester at our ‘Store’ and many consumables are already provided.

Campuses: Nepean College, Kingswood Campus.

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans)Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Whilst some materials are provided, you are expected to provide many of your own materials. Costs will vary according to the way you choose to work, but you should budget a minimum of $500 over the course of study.

Campuses: Northern Beaches Campus.

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans)Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee. **ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**Clay and tools are not included in the course fee. Clay is available for purchase from the Ceramics department $10 for half bag/ $20 full bag, one bag is 12.5 kilograms. If you don’t have any ceramic specific tools we often have beginner tool kits in stock at approx. $15 each.

Campuses: Orange College, March Street Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Pens, pencils and visual diary to record creative processes- Thumb drives- iPad or laptop for classroom use.Library is also used for research, books and internet access.While some materials are supplied the student will also need to provide painting supports such as canvas and stretchers as well as specialty papers for finished artworks

Campuses: St George College, Main Campus.

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans)Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**Additional costs and materials required to successfully complete this course may include purchase of art materials. These may cost approximately $200.00 - $1000.00 for the year, for materials, field trips and visits, safety equipment and/or toolkits and general resources.

Campuses: Sutherland College, Gymea Campus.

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans)Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide the following resources which is retained on completion of study:A basic took Kit will be required to successfully complete this course and which you can purchase at your first class for $15.00. Please note our studio has firm WHS Personal protective equipment (PPE) criteria which includes closed shoes, no loose clothing or jewellery are to be worn. Suggested items are an apron and dust mask if necessary. Other PPE can include: hearing protective devices, such as ear muffs and ear plugs, eye and face protection, such as safety glasses and face shields.

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