CUA41315 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

43 weeks

NRT CUA41315 / RTO 91240 / CRICOS 090415J

Practice makes perfect

 

Year 2017 course information
Award granted Certificate IV in Visual Arts (CUA41315)
Location Parramatta campus
Length 43 weeks
Next available intake

2017: July

Tuition fee rate Available fee rates can be found at
www.raffles.edu.au/apply-course-fees.html
English language proficiency
Completion of Year 11 at an Australian Senior Secondary School (or equivalent). English proficiency of at least an IETS level 5.5 (or equivalent).
Full entry requirements can be found at
www.raffles.edu.au/apply-entry-requirements.html
Study mode On-Campus day
Level Certificate IV
Contact details Further information is available from Raffles College on:
T: +61 2 9633 3800
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The perfect stepping stone into one of our degree programs, this course delves deeper into the principles of good design and drawing. 

The Certificate IV in Visual Arts is a practical, studio-based qualification which provides students with an understanding and broad knowledge in a range of art methods. The program is designed to support folio creation and offer an introduction to the arts industry. Areas of study include drawing, painting, sculpture, art history and theory, art and professional practice

The program aims to support students in the development of their artistic voice, create a folio, learn about the visual arts industry and develop skills to become a visual art practitioner. Upon completion of this program, students will produce a portfolio of artwork for use in further art training and/or to seek work in the visual arts industry.

 

What you’ll learn on this visual arts course

A major portfolio project of your own creation forms the centrepiece of this course and brings together everything you’ve learnt so far.

With a strong focus on the industry itself, you’ll gain an understanding of what it takes to be successful in the creative arts industry and where you fit within it.

 

This visual arts course is for you if…

You’ve completed at least Year 10 and are looking to improve your technical skills, providing you with an alternative pathway into a higher education or the workforce. 

 

Why choose a Raffles visual arts course?

At Raffles, we will assist you in developing new skills and knowledge, aiming to make you an expert in your chosen specialisation. We also provide you a direct pathway into our Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) upon completion of the Certificate IV. 

 

Progression opportunities

Upon completion of this course, you might decide you want to continue studying with one of our bachelor degrees, or use your portfolio and experience to secure a highly prized internship.

 

Study options 

The Certificate IV in Visual Arts course runs for two terms on a full-time basis at our Parramatta campus.

 

Course Guide 

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Course Outline

Core Units

CUAACD301: Produce drawings to communicate ideas
In this subject, students will explore the basic elements and principles of art and design as they investigate the role of the designer. Students will respond to a design brief aimed at developing their technology skills, exploring the practical application of Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop). Students will work both independently, and within the group, to generate print-ready marketing and promotional collateral to support their exhibition.
BSBWHS201: Contribute to health and safety of self and others
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes.
CUARES403: Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
This subject chronologically explores the history of visual communication, examining seminal shifts in the artworld; across culture and over time. Content is delivered in a lecture/tutorial format with an emphasis on providing students with an historical framework for understanding and interpreting a variety of visual art forms, noting the inextricable relationship between art and culture. This subject encourages the understanding of art as a visual language and aims to foster in students, the ability to translate this understanding into verbal expression, both oral and written. Students will make connections between their own practice and the wider artworld (both historical and contemporary).
CUAPPR405: Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
In this subject, students will begin to develop their own artistic practice, creating a body of work (BOW) that spans over two terms. Students will draw upon their 2D and 3D skills from other subjects, focusing on one or more expressive form. The BOW allows for students to engage in artmaking as a practice, revealing their developing technical skills. Works produced over the entire semester provide the possibility for students to establish their intentions as artists and to develop courses of action for their own practice. The exploring, developing and resolving stages of the BOW will be documented in the Visual Arts Process Diary (VAPD).
CUAPPR404: Develop self as artist
In this subject, students will begin to develop their own artistic practice, creating a body of work (BOW) that spans over two terms. Students will draw upon their 2D and 3D skills from other subjects, focusing on one or more expressive form. The BOW allows for students to engage in artmaking as a practice, revealing their developing technical skills. Works produced over the entire semester provide the possibility for students to establish their intentions as artists and to develop courses of action for their own practice. The exploring, developing and resolving stages of the BOW will be documented in the Visual Arts Process Diary (VAPD).
CUAPPR401: Realise a creative project
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with ideas and techniques to find an individual style or voice throughout a creative project that results in a completed work.

Electives

BSBDES402: Interpret and respond to a design brief
In this subject, students will explore the basic elements and principles of art and design as they investigate the role of the designer. Students will respond to a design brief aimed at developing their technology skills, exploring the practical application of Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop). Students will work both independently, and within the group, to generate print-ready marketing and promotional collateral to support their exhibition.
BSBCRT403: Explore the history and social impact of creativity
This subject chronologically explores the history of visual communication, examining seminal shifts in the artworld; across culture and over time. Content is delivered in a lecture/tutorial format with an emphasis on providing students with an historical framework for understanding and interpreting a variety of visual art forms, noting the inextricable relationship between art and culture. This subject encourages the understanding of art as a visual language and aims to foster in students, the ability to translate this understanding into verbal expression, both oral and written. Students will make connections between their own practice and the wider artworld (both historical and contemporary).
CUAPPR407: Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
This subject supports the development of the student as an artist, as outlined in Studio: Artist Practice. It allows the student to explore the real-world creative arts industry. This subject aims to engender group co-operation as students collaborate to plan and execute a student-run exhibition. As each student is developing their own BOW to professional exhibition standard in Studio: Artist Practice, this subject encourages teamwork and skill sharing in the preparation for, and installation of, the exhibition. Students will organize an exhibition opening, developing their event management skills. Students will work both independently, and within the group, to also generate marketing collateral (text for press releases, online social media content and a catalogue utilizing their graphic design skills – with links to an online Artist Portfolio).
CUAPPR304: Participate in collaborative creative projects
This subject supports the development of the student as an artist, as outlined in Studio: Artist Practice. It allows the student to explore the real-world creative arts industry. This subject aims to engender group co-operation as students collaborate to plan and execute a student-run exhibition. As each student is developing their own BOW to professional exhibition standard in Studio: Artist Practice, this subject encourages teamwork and skill sharing in the preparation for, and installation of, the exhibition. Students will organize an exhibition opening, developing their event management skills. Students will work both independently, and within the group, to also generate marketing collateral (text for press releases, online social media content and a catalogue utilizing their graphic design skills – with links to an online Artist Portfolio).
CUAPPR302: Document the creative work progress
In this subject, students will begin to develop their own artistic practice, creating a body of work (BOW) that spans over two terms. Students will draw upon their 2D and 3D skills from other subjects, focusing on one or more expressive form. The BOW allows for students to engage in artmaking as a practice, revealing their developing technical skills. Works produced over the entire semester provide the possibility for students to establish their intentions as artists and to develop courses of action for their own practice. The exploring, developing and resolving stages of the BOW will be documented in the Visual Arts Process Diary (VAPD).
CUASCU401: Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture
In this subject, students will explore various approaches to three-dimensional artmaking and develop competence and confidence in utilizing a range of sculptural materials from paper to found object assemblages. Students will undertake studio-based exercises that will emphasize sculpture as a means of creative expression, looking to artists for inspiration. Students will investigate the formal elements and principles of three-dimensional art; examining a variety of forms including relief, in-the-round and installation. Students will digitally document their process and finished works, collating all work in a Portfolio.
CUAPAI401: Experiment with techniques to produce paintings
In this subject, students will explore various approaches to painting and develop competence and confidence in utilizing watercolour, acrylic and oil paint (as well as mediums, gels and glazes). Students will undertake studio-based exercises that will emphasize painting as a means of creative expression, looking to artists for inspiration. Students will continue to investigate the formal elements and principles of two-dimensional art and design as they develop their painting skills and their ability to apply these through observation of still-life objects. Students will collate all media experiments in a Portfolio
CUADRA401: Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
In this subject, students will explore various approaches to drawing and develop competence and confidence in utilizing drawing materials, techniques and methods. Students will undertake studio-based exercises that will emphasize drawing as a means of creative expression, looking to artists for inspiration. Students will investigate the formal elements and principles of two-dimensional art and design as they develop their drawing skills and their ability to apply these through observation of still-life objects. Students will collate all media experiments in a Portfolio.
BSBDES301: Explore the use of colour
This subject aims to introduce students to the concept that many decisions in art, design and visual culture involve decisions about colour. Students will explore colour and colour theory through lectures and tutorials, focusing on colour – as a key element of art and design. Students will participate in practical workshops, using gouache paint and other 2D media, examining colour mixing and colour combinations, looking to artists for inspiration. Students will collate all media experiments in a Portfolio.
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