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Carve out a career in the arts

Delivered in partnership with the University of Canberra, our Visual Arts degree provides you with an open and supportive studio environment for you to define and shape your career as a Visual Artist. It begins with hands-on traditional skills and techniques and enriches your understanding of contemporary culture historically and theoretically. It explores contemporary arts interface with digital technologies and expands into cross media, multi-disciplinary visual arts practice. Course details


Townsville (Pimlico)

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Full time: 3 years / up to 5 days per week

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  • Annual Indicative Cost $6,349

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Townsville (Pimlico) Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

We are currently taking applications for Semester 1 2019 intake for second year entry only:
Second year entry requirements for this qualification are:

  • Completion of a relevant TAFE Queensland diploma, such as:
    • CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts
    • CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design
    • CUA50915 Diploma of Photoimaging
    • CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media
    • CUV50111 - Diploma of Visual Arts
  • These diplomas award a full year's credit towards this degree. You can gain credit for diplomas in other study areas, however the credit arrangement may differ. Call us for information on your credit options
  • Course delivery is subject to minimum student numbers.


Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable Internet connection to access the University of Canberra’s online learning system Moodle, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


Timetables to be advised at a later date.


University of Canberra CRICOS Provider Code: 00212K


If you have completed one of the Diplomas you will gain up to a year's credit towards this degree. This is a typical study pattern and may differ depending on received credit. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

The below study pattern is for new students:

Year 2 Semester 1
9701 Creative Life Core Credit Points: 3
9702 Creative Project 1 Core Credit Points: 3
9760 Contemporary Culture and Creative Practice Core Credit Points: 3
9766 Multi-disciplinary Response to Landscape - Environment Core Credit Points: 3
Year 2 Semester 2
9706 Introduction to Project Management Core Credit Points: 3
9703 Creative Project 2 Core Credit Points: 3
9764 Interpret and Respond to Design Briefs Core Credit Points: 3
9765 Multi-disciplinary Response to Figure - Portrait Core Credit Points: 3
Year 3 Semester 1
9700 Creative Career Core Credit Points: 3
9705 Creative Project 4 Core Credit Points: 3
9759 Artist as Curator Core Credit Points: 3
9762 Exploration of Digital Visuals Core Credit Points: 3
Year 3 Semester 2
9707 Marketing and Innovation Core Credit Points: 3
9704 Creative Project 3 Core Credit Points: 3
9761 Creative Currency in Art & Community Core Credit Points: 3
9763 Exploration of Visual Identity Core Credit Points: 3


This is a typical study pattern and may differ depending on credit received. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

Prices are subject to change.



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Annual Indicative Cost

The Annual Indicative cost is the fee that applies to a standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. For more information about HECS-HELP visit Study Assist.

This is a Commonwealth Supported Place and you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

  • All students are required to pay a Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Material fees of $600.00 relating to the following units ($150.00 each):
    • Applied Techniques in 2D Rendering
    • Applied Techniques in 3D Forms
    • 2D Media in Series
    • Interpret and Respond to Design Briefs


308JA.1 Bachelor of Visual Arts

Job prospects

  • Arts Professional
  • Visual Arts And Crafts Professionals

Alumni connections

When you complete your studies at TAFE Queensland and graduate with a University of Canberra degree you automatically become part of our dynamic, inspiring and talented alumni community. As an alumnus, you can access the range of benefits and services that TAFE Queensland and the University of Canberra alumni office provides, including lifelong learning, personal and professional development, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Experience the benefits of dual alumni communities.

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Are you ready to enrol?

You're ready if you've:

  • Checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • Checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • Checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy

All done? Then you're ready to apply

If you are applying for first year, apply through QTAC using the below QTAC code

If you are applying for second year, you can apply directly.

All done? You're ready to enrol


At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

  • Course Delivery is subject to minimum student numbers.



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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 29 November 2017

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