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Diploma of Visual Arts (CUA51115)

Course summary

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Mediums may include drawing, painting, printmaking and jewellery.  Practice at this level is underpinned by application of arts theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Discourse around complex ideas is also required.  Visual artists may work in their own practice, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations.

This program replaces the superseded qualification CUV50111 Diploma of Visual Arts.


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Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
Study Area
  • - Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
Skill Area
  • - Arts and Entertainment
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Entry Requirements

Folio and an interview with a visual arts teacher or direct entry through completion of a Certificate III or IV in Visual Arts.  To enter this qualification, individuals must have the technical and organisational skills to conceptualise and create works in selected medium.  Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in creative practice or through formal study.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible job outcomes include: Artist specialising in: drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, printmaking.

Employment outcomes for the visual artist are diverse, and are characterised by self employment, collaboration with other artists, work with communities and organisations on specific projects, and short term contract work

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Core
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
Electives
BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright
BSBMKG527 Plan Social media engagement
CUAACD502 Create observational drawings
CUAACD504 Research and apply light and colour
CUAACD506 Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques
CUAPAI501 Refine painting techniques
CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAPHI403 Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
CUAPRI501 Refine printmaking techniques
CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes
MEM19036A Use specialised techniques to produce jewellery and objects
MEM19038A Apply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production

Course Availabilities

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

Timing
Enrolment for this course will be consistent with CQUniversity census dates.

Duration and dates
12 months.

Load
Fifteen (15) units, six (6) Core Units and nine (9) Elective Units.

Notes

Term 1 classes (VFH1)
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 from 9 am - 4 pm at Building B, Room 1.35.

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

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

VFH2 and VFH4
Professional Practice Cluster
Classes are held on Fridays from 9 am - 12 noon at Building B, Room 2.25.


Term 2 classes (VFH5)
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 from 9 am - 4 pm at Building B, Room 1.35.

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

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

Related Courses

No related course found.

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.