CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts

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Course description

The Diploma of Visual Arts (CUA51115) supports your career in photography, ceramics, painting, digital art, printmaking, sculpting, and fashion — or for further developing your creative hobbies and artistic interests. It’s the perfect blend of creative arts history, theory, and practice. Over 12 months you’ll be refining your practical skills across a range of mediums, plus realising and presenting a body of your own creative work. Even better, you’ll have the opportunity to join an international study tour to the world’s artistic hotspots such as Milan, Paris, New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong.

Enquire now for the list of study choices and details of the portfolio submission required at enrolment.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Artist$960 weekly pay
Painter$960 weekly pay
Sculptor$960 weekly pay
Potter$960 weekly pay
Art Studio Assistant$960 weekly pay
Fashion Design Assistant$960 weekly pay
Design Assistant$960 weekly pay
Performing Arts Technician$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Jeweller$1,250 weekly pay
Art Director$1,450 weekly pay
Fashion Designer$1,150 weekly pay
Theatre Performer$960 weekly pay
Singer$960 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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TAFE Queensland
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