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Course Number: CUV50111-01V02
Are you a visual artist who wants to combine your specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to prepare for and develop an emerging arts practice? With our Diploma Visual Arts you will be able to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Visual arts practice at this level is underpinned by a sound grasp of art theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Discourse and communication around complex ideas are also required. Based on your choice of Based on your choice of electives, you may develop knowledge and skills in range of areas, including: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photoimaging, creative technologies (digital arts), ceramics, jewellery, textiles, paper, design, small business skills, presentation and exhibition; public art; studio work experience. The focus of the course is a final exhibition, individual or group. For example the course may involve a series of short workshops, shared career experience, and authentic work spaces with artists outside of TAFE. The second half of the curriculum will then be designed and supported around the creation, organisation and running of a student exhibition collectively at TAFE, or in various regional galleries. Our course will prepare you to work in a wide range of contexts across the arts and other industries. You are often sole practitioner but you may also hold positions in government or commercial organisations.
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To enter this qualification, people must have the skills and knowledge described in the following unit of competency: * CUVPRP401A Realise a creative project. Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in creative practice or through formal study.Pathways into the qualificationIt is highly recommended that people entering this qualification possess a Certificate IV qualification in visual arts or a related discipline and have well-developed skills in a specialised art form.
This qualification prepares people for entry into work at a professional level.It is conceptual and theoretical content also supports learning at higher levels. People with 10416 Diploma of Visual Arts (CUV50111) often engage in further learning in vocational and higher education, in particular through the 10420 Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts (CUV60211) or Degree qualifications in a range of arts-related disciplines and beyond.There are numerous professional bodies and organisation which graduates can apply for membership of and gain the benefits of marketing and networking, but there is no formal registration for the visual arts in Australia. These affiliations also open up the possibility of research projects in the arts arena.
ceramics, digital art, glasswork, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textile design and wood design sectors
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
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Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
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