Diploma of Visual Arts

CQUniversity Australia

This qualification is part of the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package. It reflects 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 ceramics, drawing and illustration, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textile design, wood design, digital art and glasswork. 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.

Entry Requirements:

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.

Structure:

15 units: 6 core; 9 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Refine drawing and other visual representation tools; Realise a body of creative work; Develop own sustainable professional practice; Present a body of own creative work; Establish and maintain safe creative practice; Analyse cultural history and theory. Electives: Experiment with moulding and casting techniques; Create observational drawings; Refine 2D design ideas and processes; Make mixed media artworks; Develop and refine metalworking techniques; Provide freelance services; Install and dismantle exhibition elements; plus more.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00219C

Related Careers:

Artist,
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