AWARD COURSE

Certificate IV in Visual Arts


National Code: CUA41315
TAFE SA Code: TP01010


Description

This course provides a largely studio based learning environment, introducing the student to a range of skills in studios such as design, drawing, ceramics, jewellery, digital imaging, printmaking, photo imaging and sculpture. Students are encouraged to explore and develop practical skills, and apply creative thinking skills to their own work. Students can choose from three streams: arts and design, ceramics or jewellery.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Artist Artist

Locations & Applications

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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$1,301
$2,601
Concession
$784
$1,568

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$7,574
$15,147
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Graduates of these courses are equipped to excel in activities that embrace an artist's and designer's practice. Artists and designers may choose to practise independently, join industry enterprises or participate in public art commissions and community art activities. Opportunities include working in jewellery, sculpture, painting, ceramics, art photography, printmaking, galleries and in education.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Visual Arts (CUA41315)
    The course provides a largely studio based learning environment, introducing the student to a range of skills in studios such as design, drawing, ceramics, object making, printmaking, photo imaging and concept development. 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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and 9 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
    Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work 60
    Develop self as artist 60
    Produce drawings to communicate ideas 80
    Realise a creative project 60
    Research history and theory to inform own arts practice 70

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Conduct research 30
    Enhance, manipulate and output photo images 80
    Experiment with ceramic surface treatments 50
    Experiment with techniques to produce ceramics 50
    Experiment with throwing techniques 50
    Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 50
    Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 50
    Extend expertise in specialist creative fields 45
    Make a presentation 30
    Plan a career in the creative arts industry 35
    Produce innovative digital images 50
    Select and prepare creative work for exhibition 30
    Use and respect copyright 50
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Contemporary Art
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