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 practising 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.
Create enables you to:/
Adults looking to explore and expand their creative skills for a possible career change./
Artists, designers and craftspeople looking to update or extend their current creative skills./
Adults who cannot currently commit to studying full-time.
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. 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 range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations.
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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
The course consists of visual arts based practical, theory and workshop sessions. Units of competency are delivered within subjects. Activities involve the submission of art projects, participation in group discussions, critiques and a review of the art portfolios produced. Other tasks include attendance and participation in: practical workshops, demonstrations, presentations, exhibition/gallery visits, creating an online website, self-evaluation exercises and questionnaires. Learning and assessment takes place in a professional, structured studio-based environment in a variety of contexts using a range of strategies to meet different learner needs.
Assessment tasks are designed to be flexible and relevant to emerging artists and include, portfolio of evidence, direct observation of set tasks, knowledge-based self-assessment and testing of practical knowledge through set art projects. Learning and assessment are integrated, with assessment evidence being collected and feedback provided to the student regularly throughout the process.
Candidates need technical and organisational skills to conceptualise and create art works in selected media. These skills may have been acquired through creative practice or through formal study. Students must compete a LLN test and be assessed competent at exit Level 3. Students must show a desire for genuine pathway based outcomes from the course. Students must hold a current Working With Children Check.
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