Visual Art

Course/s Diploma of Visual Arts
CRICOS: 090439A | National ID: CUA51115

Visual Arts and Design Practice

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Duration

TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 1 years
Diploma: 1 year

Intake Semester 1 (February) 2018
Semester 1 (February) 2019
Campus

CIT Reid

Tuition Fees Diploma

2018*: Semester 1 - $6,850 | Semester 2 - $6,850
2019*: Semester 1 - $7,050 | Semester 2 - $7,050

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 and 2019 fees subject to change.

Overview

If your artistic spirit is crying out to be unleashed, come to CIT and learn how to turn your passion into your life’s work! The Certificate IV course will enable you to unleash your imagination and produce work that shows proficiency with techniques in your chosen art form and applying creative solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems. You will gain a broad and integrated factual, technical and theoretical knowledge with cognitive skills that allow you to analyse, compare and act on information from a range of sources.

As you advance to diploma-level studies, you will combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to prepare for and develop an emerging arts practice. You will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms, reinforced with a sound grasp of art theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources.

Visual artists work in a wide range of contexts across the arts and other industries, working as sole practitioners, or holding positions in government or commercial organisations. Artists work within and across many media, and their practice may incorporate ceramics, digital art, glasswork, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photo media, printmaking, sculpture, textile design and wood design.

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent or Adult Entry | A portfolio of recent work that demonstrates your aptitude for visual art/design. Portfolios may contain examples of visual art from a range of activities and media types and may include: drawing, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture or any creative projects you have undertaken. | Interview (or other negotiated process) | Basic computing skills | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements: IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT - 46 | PTE Academic - 42 | TOEFL PBT - 550.

Extra Fees

Additional art material and equipment fees: approx. $250
Safety/protection equipment: approx. $30
Sydney Art Gallery excursion x 2 and exhibition tickets: approx. $150

Course Subjects

Diploma of Visual Arts
CRICOS: 090439A | National ID: CUA51115
Complete all 15 subjects

National ID Subject Name
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
CUAACD513 Make mixed media artworks
CUADIG509 Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
CUADRA502 Investigate drawing materials and processes
CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUASCU502 Investigate sculptural materials and processes
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR606 Extend(ing) expertise in a specialised art form to professional level
BSBMKG414 Undertake marketing activities

Job Opportunities

Diploma
Visual artists work in a wide range of contexts across the arts and other industries. They are often sole practitioners but may also hold positions in government or commercial organisations. Artists work within and across many media, and their practice may incorporate ceramics, digital art, glasswork, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textile design and wood design.

Students who successfully complete the Diploma may gain entry to other tertiary or higher education art and design programs.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Modes of study include:

  • simulated workplaces for students to practice their new skills include large artist studios and specialty print and sculpture workshops fully equipped with creative tools and technologies
  • work experience includes participating in industry-led workshops, attending public exhibitions and working studios
  • supervised study time with industry specialists
  • on-line learning and student engagement through e-Learn

Students will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Participation in studio workshops, complete assignments and projects
  • Assessment may be based on competency, marks and grades, or a combination of all three methods

Pathways to Further Study

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Visual Arts may receive:

  • 24 credit points (1 year) tpowards the Bachelor of Graphic Design (164JA) or the Bachelor of Web Design and Production (267JA) at the University of Canberra (UC).
  • 48 credit points (6 months) towards the Bachelor of Visual Arts or Bachelor of Design at the Australian National Universiyty (ANU).

Students are advised to speak directly with UC and ANU in relation to course choices and pathways. ANU credit eligibility is assessed on a case by case basis.


Pathway Visual Arts and Design


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