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What will I learn?

The accredited Diploma of Visual Arts at TAFE NSW gives you the skills and knowledge you need to work in the creative arts industry as a visual artist, creator, art tutor, and an assistant museum or gallery curator.

In this course, you will learn about art theory and history, and develop your ability to critically analyse information and communicate complex ideas. You will also learn specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to further your arts practice and realise your artistic vision.

At TAFE NSW, you have the opportunity to work with a range of arts media, including ceramics, digital art, drawing and illustration, painting, photo media, printmaking, sculpture, wood and textiles.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units.

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

CRICOS

090444D

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$12,240.00 (6,63,055) per year
Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from AUD $300 – AUD $1,000 per course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 January 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Western Sydney Institute - Kingswood (Nepean)

12 - 44 O' Connell Street,

KINGSWOOD,

New South Wales,

2747, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$12,240.00 (6,63,055) per year
Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from AUD $300 – AUD $1,000 per course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 January 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Sydney Institute - St George (Kogarah)

Cnr Princes Highway and President Avenue,

KOGARAH,

New South Wales,

2217, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Year 12 or equivalent

English Language Requirements:

Academic IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 60 or equivalent

Or Completion of a TAFE NSW English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is the largest vocational education and training provider in Australia, grooming its students to be job-ready through hands-on learning.

  • Students can study at 30+ locations in New South Wales
  • Home to over 3,200 international students each year
  • Study options include certificates, diplomas and degrees
  • Offers industry-aligned programs in small classes