Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

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  • Objectives
    This course provides the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career as a visual artist.
  • Entry requirements
    You will need to have successfully completed Year 12 (VCE or its equivalent) or be a mature age entrant. Other Entry Requirements Entry is based on interview and folio presentation, displaying a range of work that is well presented, diverse, original and competent. In addition, your folio must contain six observational drawings executed in any media. Full details of folio requirements and interview procedure will be sent on application.
  • Academic title
    Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Core topics studied include:

        * Drawing
        * Life drawing
        * Contemporary art studies
        * Context and culture
        * Studio and materials studies (design, digital media, computer applications)
        * Arts business practice

    Electives include:

        * Painting
        * Printmaking
        * Photography
        * Sculpture

    • Bendigo (City Campus)

    Duration Options

    This course is taught through classroom and practically based activities, either full time over 2 years or part time (limited placements available). Full time study is approximately 26 hours per week in the first year and 25 hours per week in the second year. Part time study hours depend on modules chosen.

    Selection Process    
    • Individual Interview
    • Assessment of Folio
    • Assessment of Application (VTAC)

    Employment Opportunities     

    On successfully completing this course you will have the knowledge and confidence to pursue a career in the diverse arts industry.

     Further Study Options     

    Further study opportunities are available both at TAFE and university level. BRIT has articulation agreements with La Trobe University Bendigo for Visual Arts graduates.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)

    NCS007     Presenting Information
    VBS635     Occupational Health And Safety
    VBS636     Business Practice
    VBS637     Focus On Industry
    VBS639     Contemporary Art And/Or Design
    VBS641     Drawing
    VBS642     Life Drawing
    VBS643     Photography
    VBS644     Drawing Level 2
    VBS645     Drawing Level 3
    VBS646     Drawing Level 4
    VBS647     Life Drawing Level 2
    VBS648     Arts Business Level 2
    VBS649     Arts Business Level 4
    VBS650     Contemporary Art Studies Level 2
    VBS651     Contemporary Art Studies Level 3
    VBS652     Context and Culture Level 2
    VBS653     Context and Culture Level 3
    VBS654     Context and Culture Level 4
    VBS655     Studio and Materials Studies
    VBS656     Context and Culture Level 1
    VBS657     Painting Level 1
    VBS658     Painting Level 2
    VBS659     Painting Minor Study 1
    VBS660     Painting Minor Study 2
    VBS661     Painting Major Study 1
    VBS662     Painting Major Study 2
    VBS663     Printmaking Level 1
    VBS664     Printmaking Level 2
    VBS665     Printmaking Minor Study 1
    VBS666     Printmaking Minor Study 2
    VBS667     Printmaking Major Study 1
    VBS668     Printmaking Major Study 2
    VBS669     Sculpture Level 1
    VBS670     Sculpture Level 2
    VBS671     Sculpture Minor Study 1
    VBS672     Sculpture Minor Study 2
    VBS673     Sculpture Major Study 1
    VBS674     Sculpture Major Study 2
    VBS675     Photography Level 2
    VBS676     Photography Minor Study 1
    VBS677     Photography Minor Study 2
    VBS678     Photography Major Study 1
    VBS679     Photography Major Study 2

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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