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Certificate IV in Visual Arts CUA41315

Overview

In the program you will begin to develop their own artistic voice. You will produce work that shows a proficiency with techniques in your chosen art form and be able to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems.

You will gain a broad and integrated factual, technical and theoretical knowledge with cognitive skills that allow you to analyse, compare and act on information from a range of sources.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Visual Arts CUA41315
Program No: C4-CI23
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (approx. 24 hours per week class time and an additional 6 hours per week independent study) OR part-time day and evenings.
Student intake offered in Semester 2.
Likely Job Outcome: This qualification prepares people for skilled work at a pre-professional level and for learning at higher levels, in particular through visual arts qualifications at Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Degree levels.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

You will need to purchase equipment for use throughout the program. There will also be a materials cost of approximately $256. In addition, you may need to purchase materials for the completion of projects which remain your property.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open Entry.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 6 subjects

  • CUAACD301  Produce drawings to communicate ideas
    • CIT Code: DSGN117
      Cost: $290.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce drawings that represent and communicate ideas. It does not relate to drawing as an art form.  It applies to individuals who use drawings, either electronic or hand drawn, for personal use or in response to a project or brief. Drawings may include design concepts for objects, processes or spaces, movement sequences for performances or screen productions, exhibitions, tenders, proposals or publications.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR401  Realise a creative project
    • CIT Code: ARTS302
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: 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. It applies to individuals who have sound technical, conceptual and theoretical skills in a particular area of creative practice, often at a pre-professional level.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR404  Develop self as artist
    • CIT Code: ARTS157
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop the technical and conceptual skills required to work in any area of arts practice. It applies to individuals who commit to improving their professional practice in both an artistic and business context. The skills developed in this unit apply to all areas of creative practice, including photography, craft, design, live performance, technical production and visual arts. This work would usually be carried out under mentored supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUARES403  Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS164
      Cost: $190.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use investigative and critical thinking techniques to evaluate history and theory information and distil key themes and ideas. It applies to individuals working in all areas of arts practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR405  Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
    • CIT Code: DSGN143
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and discuss ideas for own creative work. It involves research and analysis, as well as the ability to take part in critical and informed discussion with others about the creative work for a particular art form. It applies to individuals who work across all areas of creative practice. This work would usually be carried out under mentored supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS201  Contribute to health and safety of self and others
    • CIT Code: OHSS200
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      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. It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete all 9 subjects

  • CUADIG405  Produce innovative digital images
    • CIT Code: ARTS192
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with digital imaging techniques and ideas to develop an individual style or voice. It applies to individuals who produce digital art images for electronic media or physical/online display in art publications and galleries.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCRT301  Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
    • CIT Code: INNO108
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes skills and knowledge required to develop the habit of thinking in a more creative way through looking at things differently, musing, testing, experimenting and challenging existing thought patterns.
      It applies to individuals who need to develop and extend their critical and creative thinking skills to different issues and situations and have a range of problem solving, evaluation and analysis skills.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR407  Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
    • CIT Code: ARTS166
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select, organise and prepare creative work for display or exhibition.It applies to individuals who might work as exhibition venue staff, or to those who work independently to assist in preparing works for exhibition in galleries or other spaces, including virtual spaces. Exhibitions may take place in many different contexts and environments across both business and community contexts. They may be temporary or permanent in nature.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES301  Explore the use of colour
    • CIT Code: DSGN163
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore the use of colour and to apply colour theory.
      It applies to individuals whose work involves understanding and applying the effective use of colour.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES302  Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
    • CIT Code: DSGN164
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of two-dimensional (2D) forms. It applies to individuals who apply the creative design process to the development of 2D forms. The unit underpins many other specialised design units.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADRA401  Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
    • CIT Code: ARTS193
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to proactively experiment and innovate with various drawing techniques and ideas to develop professional practice and an individual style. This unit relates to drawing as an art form and differs from units that focus on drawing as a visual representation tool. It applies to individuals who have well developed skills in design and technique and who often produce work at a preprofessional level for sale in outlets such as markets and fairs. They work independently with limited supervision and guidance as required.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPAI401  Experiment with techniques to produce paintings
    • CIT Code: ARTS292
      Cost: $125.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to proactively experiment and innovate with various painting techniques and ideas to develop professional practice and an individual style. It applies to individuals who have well developed skills in design and technique and who often produce work at a preprofessional level for sale in outlets such as markets and fairs. They work independently with limited supervision and guidance as required.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPRI401  Experiment with techniques to produce prints
    • CIT Code: ARTS167
      Cost: $125.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to proactively experiment and innovate with various printmaking techniques and design concepts to develop professional practice and an individual style. It applies to individuals who have well developed skills in design and technique and who often produce work at a preprofessional level for sale in outlets such as markets and fairs. They work independently with limited supervision and guidance as required.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASCU401  Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture
    • CIT Code: ARTS168
      Cost: $125.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to proactively experiment and innovate with various sculptural techniques and design concepts to develop professional practice and an individual style. It applies to individuals who have well developed skills in design and technique and who often produce work at a pre professional level for sale in outlets such as markets and fairs. They work independently with limited supervision and guidance as required.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Visual Arts CUA51115
Certificate III Design Fundamentals CUA30715

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au