This unique part-time visual art course is designed to expand your creative skills through art studio practices, drawing, digital imaging and contemporary art practices
NCAT Create’s trainers are all practicing creative professionals. Through practical workshops and mentoring, they will provide advice and support to encourage you as an emerging artist. This is a two-year part-time Diploma of Visual Arts for adults seeking creative direction in the creative industries.



CUA51120 Diploma of Visual Arts

NCAT Create is conceived for:

•     Adults looking to explore and expand their creative skills for a possible career change
•     Adults who want to explore their creative potential as an emerging artist
•     Artists, designers and craftspeople looking to update or extend their current creative skills
•     Adults who feel left behind by the digital revolution
•     Adults who cannot currently commit to studying full-time

NCAT Create enables you to:

•     Develop and refine techniques & skills and build confidence in a variety of artforms
•     Build your ability to promote & publicise your art using new & social media
•     Discover how to draw through tutored Life Drawing sessions
•     Gain proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator)
•     Develop a sustainable art practice
•     Understand the impact copyright & WHS has on your creative work
•     Develop photographic imaging skills
•     Learn how to store, conserve & archive finished artworks
•     Plan for a career in the creative arts industry

NCAT Create: The Fine Print:

•     Family friendly hours (9.30am – 3.00pm)
•     2 days contact per week (Thursday – Friday). Plus Open Studio morning (Tuesday - Optional)
•     Course delivery over two years to allow time to build and expand art skills and practice
•     Professional art studio spaces, drawing studio, photographic studio
•     Apple Mac computer lab, class set of Ipads, digital cameras
•     Creative adult learning environment.

NCAT is a Registered Training Organisation 6736. All trainers are qualified to deliver this qualification. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

CUA51120 Diploma of Visual Arts

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What our NCAT Create Alumni say:

"Thank-you for Create! The NCAT Create course proved to be a year jam-packed with new ideas, skills/practices – a year that I shall never forget. A year of delight! A watershed year!
Since the course I have continued drawing, painting, completing my visual diary and now feel strange if I don't draw, make or photograph something on a daily basis. Creating has become a practice - a pleasurable and satisfying practice.
My subsequent Monash university interview proved to be a life highlight and I felt that I had come "home" when I received my offer to their Fine Art degree. Thank you so much Tracy for your advice and for giving me the material and "know how" to prepare my fine art folio.
A heartfelt thank you to CREATE for getting me back on track!" 
-Elizabeth Esdale
"I enrolled in and completed the NCAT Create course in 2015. I cannot recommend it highly enough. The support and encouragement to return to, and follow my passion after a long break was incredible. I start my Bachelor of Fine Art in Drawing & Printmaking at VCA in a couple of weeks, and would not have had the confidence or folio to even think about applying before Create. If you are thinking of applying to NCAT Create or even just contacting them for more info, I'd say 'go for it!'You've got everything to gain!"
-Belinda Reid

"The NCAT Create course was a life changing experience for me - A supportive learning environment, with staff who are professional and encouraging. If you are considering undertaking a Visual Arts course, I can highly recommend the Create course at NCAT, it is fantastic!"
-Lisa Shannon

"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all of the staff for everything you have done for us in the Create course. I feel a bit emotional writing this, as it has really been the best thing I HAVE EVER DONE! I can't believe how unbelievably patient and helpful you and all the teaching staff have been. It has been incredible. And let's be honest- we are not the easiest bunch to teach!"
-Jess Buckley
"I completed the Create Course at NCAT in 2015. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and exciting experience that gave me the courage and confidence to start creating art again after a long time away from it. I found the tutors to be energetic, exhilarating, experienced and above all passionate about what they taught. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who perhaps needs a gentle push back into a career within the visual arts or for anyone who wants to start their future in the art world. I am looking forward to my future career in Illustration."
-Tanya Bickers

"Just wanted to say THANK you to you all for an amazing year. The CREATE course was so valuable in so many ways for me. It's given me the confidence to commit to being an artist, and you have all been so generous with your knowledge, experience and support.
I have enjoyed all the classes, I loved Studio and Life drawing to bits, it felt like such a treat to have a dedicated space and guidance to develop my voice and skills in those areas, and it solidified more of a commitment to my art through the conversations we have had. Probably my most surprising discovery is the realm of the digital world that the digital teachers patiently guided us through, it has been a big leap for me. I am actually addicted to Photoshop! - a shock to me that's for sure (I am a complete technophobe).  Thank you all for your passion and skills.
I just received an offer for Print Imaging Practice at RMIT which I'm pretty chuffed about- at this stage of my life it's pretty amazing to have taken this step. I gained the confidence to do this through the CREATE course and through all the skills and encouragement you offered. Thank you so much. We Create students have been incredibly lucky!"
-Becky Lo

"NCAT Create was amazing! It gave me the confidence to pursue something I'd always dreamed about! I met a great bunch of people, learned new skills and totally transformed my life! I now practice art daily, have a studio, a website and a career path. I've exhibited in galleries, sold works and won competitions- all this and to think only a year ago I'd had very limited art experience". 
-Louella Evans

"Studying the Create course at NCAT was amazing. I learnt so much and felt inspired and supported by every staff member. I have no hesitation in recommending NCAT Create as a stepping stone for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the visual arts". 
-Valentina Maxwell Tansley

"Exciting times. Thanks so much to the teachers at NCAT Create. It was such a wonderful year last year. It'll be hard to top it but got a thrill today when I committed myself to studying BA Sculpture at RMIT. I've always wanted to be in the big city and I now feel like a proper grown up! I am so grateful to have spent my time with you all last year. Here’s to my creative and inspired future!"
-Margaret Perversi

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