Western Sydney Institute

Diploma of Visual Arts


Nepean - Kingswood

This versatile diploma develops your ability to apply arts theory in meaningful ways across a wide range of contexts including digital art, jewellery making, drawing, photo media and wood design.

  • $9,900*

    + $500 fees

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  • Nepean - Kingswood

    • July 17, 2017

    • Full time (12 months)

    • In class

    In class Full time (12 months)

  • Nepean - Kingswood

    • July 17, 2017

    • Part time (2 years)

    • In class

    In class Part time (2 years)

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Entry Requirements
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One, some or all of these entry requirements must be met. Check with the provider before enrolling.

Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Coursework, assessment

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms.

Mediums may include ceramics, drawing and illustration, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textile design, wood design, digital art and glasswork.

Practice at this level is underpinned by application of arts theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Discourse around complex ideas is also required.

Visual artists may work in their own practice, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations.

  • Photographer
  • Illustrator
  • Printmaker

Course Content

To obtain a Diploma of Visual Arts with Western Sydney Institute, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 15 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

7 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Refine drawing and other visual representation tools

  • Research and apply light and colour

  • Realise a body of creative work

  • Develop own sustainable professional practice

  • Present a body of own creative work

  • Establish and maintain safe creative practice

  • Analyse cultural history and theory

Elective Units

8 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Make a presentation

  • Interpret and respond to a design brief

  • Create observational drawings

  • Manage kiln operations

  • Work with photomedia in creative practice

  • Refine ceramics techniques

  • Refine drawing techniques

  • Install and dismantle exhibition elements

  • Investigate painting materials and processes

  • Investigate printmaking materials and processes

Course Provider

TAFE Western Sydney is a vocational education and training provider dedicated to shaping the futures of individuals, community and industry in Western Sydney and further.

TAFE Western Sydney is also a leading provider of distance education through its specialist distance and online learning brand, OTEN (the Open Training and Education Network). OTEN’s training provides a high level of individual support, flexibility as well as advanced technologies which allow students to study at their own pace.

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