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Certificate III in Visual Arts (CUA31115)

Course summary

The Certificate III in Visual Arts is a great place to begin your training as a visual artist. This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a range of visual art skills. Foundation skills in painting, drawing, printmaking, silver-smithing, creative process and basic design are offered in this course. Creative practice at this level is underpinned by the application of introductory art theory and history.

Studio Area specialisation

The Studio Area specialisation has been designed for students who would like have a specialisation in two Studio Areas. To achieve the Studio Area specialisation, students can choose two Studio Area’s from Printmaking, Painting or Jewellery.

Silversmithing specialisation

The silversmithing specialisation has been designed for students who would like to specialise in units mainly related to silversmithing. This specialisation has been developed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to make jewellery work (largely silversmithing artifacts) within a visual art and fine art context.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
  • - VET in Schools
Skill Area
  • - Arts and Entertainment
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Self-employment opportunities exist as visual artist or craftsperson, visual designers, workshop tutors, or an introduction to a jewellery apprenticeship. Skills acquired in this course may be relevant to the production of goods suitable to markets and gift galleries. Some students may produce work relevant to commercial, fine art galleries.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Studio Area Specialisation

Drawing
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUADRA301 Produce drawings
Studio Project
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
Studio Area Specialisation - Painting
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work
Studio Area Specialisation - Printmaking
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress
CUAPRI301 Produce prints
Studio Area Specialisation - Jewellery
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAJWL201 Develop jewellery-making skills
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery
Rockhampton City Study Sequence
This offering supports the Studio Area’s of Painting, Printmaking and Jewellery.

To achieve this specialisation, students need to complete the Drawing units, the Studio Project units and all units from two Studio Area specialisations.

Full time students (4 days per week) should enrol into all 12 units at once and part time students should enrol into the cluster of units corresponding to the day they can attend. Part time students can take on more than one cluster at a time but it is recommended that they complete at least one elective unit from a Studio Area prior to completing the Studio Project cluster.
Distance Education Study Sequence
This offering supports the Studio Area’s of Painting and Printmaking only.

The following units will be offered over Term 2 2017 for Distance Education and students can enrol in any order. The remaining six units will be offered from Term 1 2018.

Term 2 2017 units:
  • BSBDES301
  • BSBWHS201
  • CUAACD201
  • CUADRA301
  • CUAPPR302
  • CUARES301
Mackay City Study Sequence
This offering supports the Studio Area’s of Painting and Printmaking only.

The following units will be offered over Term 2 2017 and students can enrol in any order. The remaining six units will be offered from Term 1 2018.

Term 2 2017 units:
  • BSBDES301
  • BSBWHS201
  • CUAACD201
  • CUADRA301
  • CUAPPR302
  • CUARES301

Silversmithing Specialisation

Study Sequence


Term 1 2017Term 2 2017

CUAPPR301

CUAPPR302

CUARES301

CUAGLA201

CUAGLA301

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project

Course Availabilities

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

Timing
There are two intakes for this course. One intake for Term 1 2017 and one intake for Term 2 2017.

Duration and dates
2 years.


Summary

This availability is for the Studio Area specialisation.

To acheive this specialisation, students need to complete the Drawing cluster, the Studio Project cluster and two Studio Area specialisations.

Load
Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed - Four (4) core units and eight (8) elective units

Notes

Term 1 commences from Monday, 30 January 2017 and will end 23 June 2017.

Studio Area specialisation - Painting 
Classes are held on Mondays from 9 am - 3 pm at Building B, Room 1.36.

Studio Area specialisation - Jewellery
Classes are held on Tuesdays from 1pm to 4pm at Building B, Room 1.35.

Drawing Cluster
Classes are held on Wednesdays from 1 pm - 4pm at Building B, Room 1.36.

Studio Area specialisation - Printmaking 
Classes are held on Thursdays from 9 am to 3 pm at Building B, Room 1.35.

Studio Project Cluster
Classes are held on Fridays from 9 am - 12 noon at Building B, Room 2.03.


CQUniversity Rockhampton City

Timing
There are two intakes for this course. One intake for Term 1 2017 and one intake for Term 2 2017.

Duration and dates
2.5 years


Summary

This availability is for the Silversmithing specialisation. This specialisation is only offered as part-time study over 2.5 years.

Load
Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed - Four (4) core units and eight (8) elective units

Notes

Term 1 2017 classes commence from 31 January 2017.

Classes will be held from 5.30 pm - 8 pm at Building B, Room 1.35. 


CQUniversity Rockhampton City - VET in Schools (VETiS)

Timing
Enrolling at the commencement of each term

Duration and dates
2 years.


Summary
CQU introductory and foundation studies program in visual arts. Delivered in Rockhampton 4 days per week.

Load
Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed - Four (4) core units and eight (8) elective units

Notes

Students completing the CQUniversity Rockhampton VETiS deliver are asked to make arrangements so that their school can release them on different days for each term as each cluster of units is delivered on a different day of the week.

Term 1 commences from Monday, 30 January 2017 and will end 23 June 2017.

Painting Cluster 

Classes are held on Mondays from 9 am - 3 pm at Building B, Room 1.36.

Jewellery Cluster

Classes are held on Tuesdays.

Day classes are held from 1pm to 4pm at Building B, Room 1.35.

Drawing Cluster 

Classes are held on Wednesdays from 1 pm - 4pm at Building B, Room 1.36.

Printmaking Cluster

Classes are held on Thursdays from 9 am to 3 pm at Building B, Room 1.35.

Studio Project Cluster

Classes are held on Fridays from 9 am - 12 noon at Building B, Room 2.03.

Students will need to apply for this delivery mode through their High School VET Coordinator. 


CQUniversity Mackay City

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
12 months.


Summary
This availability is for students based in Mackay who would like to study the Certificate III in Visual Arts by a Mixed Mode delivery. This offering is primarily offered by Distance Education, however on-campus workshops scheduled throughout the term to participate in practical components of this course.

Load
Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed - Four (4) core units and eight (8) elective units

Notes

Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. Students are allocated 13 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.

On-campus workshops will be held at CQUniversity Mackay on the following dates:

Tuesday, 1 August and Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Tuesday, 22 August and Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tuesday, 12 September and Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Tuesday, 21 November and Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

These workshops will support the practical elements of the studio discipline areas of painting, printmaking and drawing.


Distance Education

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
12 months.


Load
Twelve (12) units must be successfully completed - Four (4) core units and eight (8) elective units

Notes

Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. 

The Distance Education availability is only available as a Studio Area Specialisation and includes the the Painting and Printmaking disciplines only. The Jewellery/Silversmithing specialisation units cannot by studied by Distance Education. 


2018 Course Availabilities List

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Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month
Rockhampton City Distance Part Time February
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February
Rockhampton City Distance Part Time March
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March
Rockhampton City Distance Part Time April
Rockhampton City Distance Part Time May
Rockhampton City Distance Part Time June
Rockhampton City Distance Part Time July
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August
Rockhampton City Distance Part Time August
Rockhampton City Distance Part Time September

2018 Unit Availabilities

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BSBDES301 - Explore the use of colour
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
BSBDES302 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
BSBDES303 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Part Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Part Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
CUAACD201 - Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
CUADRA301 - Produce drawings
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
CUAJWL201 - Develop jewellery-making skills
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
CUAJWL301 - Produce jewellery
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Part Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Part Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
CUAPAI301 - Produce paintings
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Part Time March 05/03/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
CUAPPR201 - Make simple creative work
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
CUAPPR301 - Produce creative work
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
CUAPPR302 - Document the work progress
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
CUAPPR407 - Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
CUAPRI301 - Produce prints
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Gladstone Marina Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Part Time March 05/03/18
Gladstone Marina Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
CUAPRPR302
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
CUARES301 - Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time February 29/01/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time April 02/04/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time May 07/05/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time June 04/06/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City Distance Full Time September 03/09/18
CUATEX201 - Develop skills in textile work
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Part Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Part Time August 06/08/18
CUATEX301 - Produce textile work
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Part Time July 16/07/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Part Time August 06/08/18

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts No

Resource Requirements

Students will be required to purchase art materials for the completion of visual art projects, relevant to their studio area electives. Approximately, $50 - $200 should be considered a typical cost for student provided visual art materials per studio area electives chosen.

There are no text books required for this course.