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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This program replaces the superseded qualification CUV50111 Diploma of Visual Arts.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
How to Apply Please Enquire
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
2018 Study Sequence

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project

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.


2018 Course Availabilities List

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Location
Attendance Mode
Load Category
Start Month

Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August

2018 Unit Availabilities

Narrow the unit availabilities shown by adjusting the filters below.

Location
Attendance Mode
Load Category
Start Month

BSBIPR401 - Use and respect copyright
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
BSBMKG527 - Plan Social media engagement
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
CUAACD501 - Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
CUAACD502
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
CUAACD504 - Research and apply light and colour
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
CUAACD506 - Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
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 March 05/03/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
CUADRA501 - Refine drawing techniques
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
CUAPAI501 - Refine painting techniques
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
CUAPAI502 - Investigate painting materials and processes
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
CUAPHI403 - Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
CUAPPR501 - Realise a body of creative work
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
CUAPPR502 - Develop own sustainable professional practice
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
CUAPPR503 - Present a body of own creative work
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
CUAPPR505 - Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
CUAPRI501 - Refine printmaking techniques
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
CUAPRI502 - Investigate printmaking materials and processes
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
CUARES503 - Analyse cultural history and theory
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
MEM19036A - Use specialised techniques to produce jewellery and objects
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
MEM19038A - Apply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Rockhampton City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18

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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.