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Certificate IV in Visual Arts CUA41320

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 CUA41320

Course No:

C4-BD62

Campus:

CIT Reid 

Duration:

2 semesters 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 1, however there is flexibility to complete units from CUA41320 Certificate IV in Visual Arts and CUA51120 Diploma of Visual Arts throughout the year.

Cost Info:

The 2022 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

$2,410

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:

Standard
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Timetable Information

To help with the enrolment process print your timetable, or keep the window open, so that you can refer back to it for your course code, course name, and the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs).

Additional Information

You will need to purchase equipment for use throughout the program. There will also be a materials cost of approximately $350. In addition, you may need to purchase materials for the completion of projects which remain your property.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Open Entry.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Further Study

CUA51120 Diploma of Visual Arts

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 4 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

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

Complete 15 subjects

Core: Complete all 6

  • CUAACD311   Produce drawings to communicate ideas
    • CIT Code: ARTS361
      Cost: Standard $250.00
      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 involves planning drawing work, experimenting with ideas and producing drawings.The unit applies to those who use drawings, either digital or hand drawn, for personal use or in response to a project or brief. They allow for visual communication and are used as visual representation tools. Drawings may include design concepts for objects, layout planning, illustrations, processes, sequences or spaces.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR411   Realise a creative project
    • CIT Code: ARTS362
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      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.The unit applies to those who have sound technical, conceptual and theoretical skills in a particular area of creative practice, often at a pre-professional level.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR415   Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
    • CIT Code: ARTS364
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and discuss ideas for own creative work. It involves research and analysis, and participation in critical and informed discussion with others about the creative work for a particular art form.The unit applies to those who work in a creative practice in any medium. This work would usually be carried out under mentored supervision.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUARES403   Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS164
      Cost: Standard $210.00
      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
  • CUAWHS312   Apply work health and safety practices
    • CIT Code: ARTS366
      Cost: Standard $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply work health and safety (WHS) requirements, including implementing safe work practices, participating in risk assessment and control, and following emergency procedures in the creative industries.The unit applies to those who are required to identify their individual WHS responsibilities and implement procedures to work safely in creative industry work contexts.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR414   Develop self as artist
    • CIT Code: ARTS363
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      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 involves refining practice skills, developing an individual artistic style and evaluating own work to identify and pursue business opportunities.The unit applies to those 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. No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 9

  • CUADES301   Explore the use of colour
    • CIT Code: ARTS398
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore the use of colour and to apply colour theory. It involves researching colour and colour theory, experimenting with different colours and colour-combinations and communicating different ideas using colour. It applies to individuals whose work involves understanding and applying the use of colour according to colour requirements. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAACD532   Create observational drawings
    • CIT Code: ARTS368
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop finished observational drawings for different art, craft and design purposes. It involves developing and refining drawing techniques, exploring media and tools to achieve desired outcomes and finalising own observational drawings.The unit applies to those who work in any area of visual communication and design who use observational drawing skills in their work. They possess well-developed manual observational drawing techniques but may also use digital tools to produce drawings. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADIG415   Produce innovative digital images
    • CIT Code: ARTS369
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with digital imaging techniques and ideas to develop an individual style or voice. The unit applies to those who produce digital images for electronic media or physical/online display in art publications and galleries. They organise and finalise these digital images, evaluating their work and making required changes. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADRA401   Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
    • CIT Code: ARTS193
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      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
  • CUAPRI411   Experiment with printing techniques
    • CIT Code: ARTS371
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      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, form an individual style and produce finished prints.The unit applies to those 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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASCU411   Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture
    • CIT Code: ARTS372
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      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, form an individual style and produce finished sculptures.The unit applies to those who have well developed skills in design and technique and who often produce work at a preprofessional level for sale in a range of settings. They work independently with limited supervision and guidance as required.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPAI411   Experiment with techniques to produce paintings
    • CIT Code: ARTS373
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      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 involves experimenting with different techniques and media, generating ideas for paintings and creating finished paintings.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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUADIG416   Produce innovative video art
    • CIT Code: ARTS374
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with video art techniques and ideas to develop, organise and realise video art that exhibits an individual style or voice, and note areas for improvement upon the completion of work.The unit applies to those who produce video art for electronic media, and physical and online display in art publications and galleries.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAACD412   Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
    • CIT Code: ARTS376
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop technical skills in moulding and casting through experimentation. It involves developing different ideas based on own knowledge and existing ideas, extending moulding and casting skills through experimentation and producing moulds and casts.The unit applies to those who work on the design and production of three-dimensional projects in industrial and creative contexts. In the creative industries this includes ceramic artists, sculptors and prop makers. No licensing, legislative, or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Visual Arts CUA51120
Statement Attainment Skills for Creative Thinking

More Information

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