Visual Arts


National Code: CUV50111

Course information

This qualification has been replaced by a new version across Australia. The new version will shortly become available at North Coast TAFE. If you have any questions about this please contact us.

About the course

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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On-Campus Learning - Study at our place for all or some of your course and access the on-campus TAFE experience.


North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.

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