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|Study Mode||Full-time, Part-time, On Campus|
|Length||Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years|
|Commencement||Expressions of interest|
|Timetable||Full-time: 3 days a week Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Part-time: 1-2 days a week Monday, Tuesday or Thursday|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
Take your creativity further with the Diploma of Arts.
The art industry is experiencing growth nationally, and 1 in 3 artists are bringing their creative skills to other industries, which translates to great future job prospects. But the right skills are essential.
During this course, you will develop practical, conceptual and interpretive skills as well as exploring the use of your personal imagery. You will investigate themes and refine your art into a cohesive body of work which will be exhibited at the end of year exhibition.
It is a project-based course and you will participate in a range of industry competitions, projects and exhibitions. You will develop skills in studio areas including drawing, painting, digital photography and printmaking.
Graduating students of the diploma are eligible for the Peter Lucas Award. Winners of this award receive a free exhibition at the Warrnambool Art Gallery.
This course is offered for full-time or part-time study at our Warrnambool campus. We also offer the Diploma of Visual Arts in Colac that has a textile focus.
Through working on a number of community and arts industry projects, competitions and exhibitions you will learn:
Upon completion of this course, you will have highly developed technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realize a body of work in one or more art forms. You can utilise your understanding of art theory and history to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources.
With the arts industry experiencing continued growth nationally and 1 in 3 artists bringing their creative skills in other industries, there are great future job prospects.
Upon completion of this course, you may work in your own practice or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations.
Career opportunities may include:
This course offers a pathway to further study in courses at Bachelor level or at Deakin University, Warrnambool Campus.
There is no formal placement for this course but students will work closely with local arts organisations
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
To apply you must have the technical, creative and organisational skills to conceptualise and create works in selected mediums. Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in creative practice or through formal study.
You will be required to provide a portfolio of art work and complete an interview with a member of the arts team. During this interview, you will be asked questions about concepts in your work, artists who inspire youm, expectations of the course and your future career goals in Visual Arts.
To be eligible to be awarded this qualification you must successfully complete 15 units: 6 core and 9 electives.
Students will need to provide
Students attending the course in Colac may occasionally be required to travel to the Warrnambool campus for artist talks, exhibitions and to use equipment that's not available in Colac.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CUAACD501||Refine drawing and other visual representation tools||70||$42.00|
|CUAPPR501||Realise a body of creative work||80||$66.00|
|CUAPPR502||Develop own sustainable professional practice||35||$0.00|
|CUAPPR503||Present a body of own creative work||60||$0.00|
|CUAPPR505||Establish and maintain safe creative practice||30||$0.00|
|CUARES503||Analyse cultural history and theory||70||$70.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBDES501||Implement design solutions||60||$66.00|
|CUADRA502||Investigate drawing materials and processes||70||$42.00|
|CUAEVP403||Install and dismantle exhibition elements||20||$0.00|
|CUAIND502||Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge||50||$0.00|
|CUAPAI501||Refine painting techniques||80||$66.00|
|CUAPAI502||Investigate painting materials and processes||70||$66.00|
|CUAPPR602||Collaborate in professional creative projects||50||$50.00|
|CUAPRI502||Investigate printmaking materials and processes||80||$75.00|
|CUASCU501||Refine Sculptural Techniques||80||$0.00|
Above is the list of units offered at our Warrnambool campus. We also offer units with a textiles focus in the Diploma of Visual Arts at our Colac campus.
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suits your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$9,940.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$13,575.00|
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined and discussed with you prior to enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$940.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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