Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Code: CUA41315
Study Area:
Visual Arts


Start date: February 2022

End date: December 2022 

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Your career as a Fine Artist starts here.

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the diverse visual arts industry. This may include working in a studio based or shared workshop environment as a painter, sculptor, printmaker or in the photographic industry.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

JobTrainer

If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course for free or low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees and materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.



Campus
 
  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full-Time - Face-to-Face - 12 months. Part-time enrolments are available.

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
    Students completing this course will be able to work as a:
  • Photographer
  • Printmaker
  • Sculptor
  • Painter

Prerequisites
  • Some art and design skills
  • Intermediate literacy and numeracy

Course overview

Your career as a visual artist starts here!

YOUR COURSE

CUA41315 Certificate IV in Visual Arts a nationally accredited course developed to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to develop your own artistic voice and command of techniques in a range of art forms.

DELIVERY

  • Full-time and part-time.
  • Starts: 17 February 2021.
  • Ends: 3 December 2021.
  • Classes: Wednesday to Friday from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.

You will learn the fundamentals of the industry: art theory, drawing, creative thinking, digital painting, traditional painting, and printmaking.

You will work in a studio environment, learn to plan your daily workflow and how to collaborate creatively.

To complement your creative and technical skills, you will graduate with employability skills, know how to deliver to a deadline, and manage a project.

You will also develop a portfolio of your original work.


How to apply
 
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Interview by teaching staff, present folio of your creative work, literacy & numeracy assessment

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Regular assessment during the course to show you have achieved the skills and knowledge required. Including written, oral and practical projects

Learning options
  • Your course is classroom centred in a studio-based environment.

Key study areas
 

CORE AND ELECTIVE UNITS

To be awarded the qualification you must successfully complete six core units and nine elective units.

Your course is delivered face-to-face with clusters of units designed to give you hands-on instruction in a range of artistic techniques you can expect in the visual arts industry.

STUDY AREAS

  • Art theory
  • Drawing
  • Creative thinking
  • Digital painting
  • Painting
  • Print making
  • Illustration
  • Digital documentation

You will be regularly assessed during the course to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required. Assessments may include practical project-work and oral tasks.

Your course is classroom centred in a studio-based environment in which you will study individually and occasionally in groups, you will use industry-standard equipment and the latest digital painting software.


Further study opportunities
  • Students who complete the Certificate IV in Visual Arts may continue their studies in higher education. They will graduate with the knowledge and confidence to make appropriate decisions regarding their future in the arts industry.

Fees

Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
To check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,280.00
Concession - average total course fee*$656.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$9,503.80
B.   Materials average fee**$410.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$164.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.


This page was last updated on 27/05/2021 5:34 PM