Visual Arts for schools

At TAFE SA students can study accredited visual arts courses while they are studying Year 10, 11 or 12.

Certificate III in Visual Arts

The Certificate III in Visual Arts (CUA31115) provides a largely studio-based learning environment introducing the student to drawing, Wacom illustration and sculpture. This practical learning is further supported by an introduction to art history and how the student can use this to support and enhance their own work. Students are encouraged to explore and develop practical skills, and apply creative thinking skills to their own work.

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Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Students studying the Certificate IV in Visual Arts (CUA41315) can choose from three specialist areas: Art and Design, Ceramics or Jewellery, with core subjects across all three specialist areas: Art History, Design, Drawing, Concept Development.

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Art & Design studio subjects:
Digital Imaging, Photography, Sculpture, Printmaking

Ceramics studio subjects:
The Ceramic Object, Clay Narratives, Wheel Throwing, Ceramic Projects

Jewellery studio subjects:
Hand Skills, Ring Making, Jewellery Practice, Media Exploration

Studied over 12 months full-time or part-time. Full-time contact hours are 20 hours per week over 2 x 16 week semester.

Classes are usually scheduled between 9.00am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday from February to November. 

Visual Arts High School Experience Day

Our Visual Arts - High School Experience Day is a full day programme offering high school students the opportunity to experiment in different arts studios, working with practicing artists. Students will have 2 hours in each studio and can choose from:

  • Printmaking
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Ceramic
  • Sculpture

Each studio session will have capacity numbers to ensure students receive a personalised hands-on experience. Students will be shown techniques and materials in these studios, and will have the opportunity to understand what a tertiary degree in visual arts can offer them, plus the employment pathways for students with a creative degree. Staff and current students will be available throughout the day to answer questions.

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