Certificate III In Visual Arts Byron Community College

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Certificate III In Visual Arts

Certificate III In Visual Arts
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Visual Arts CUA31115.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Learn the visual art skills, art history and design processes to develop yourself as an artist.

Our Certificate III in Visual Arts is a year-long, part-time course, perfect for students ready to take their visual arts practice to the next level.

The national certificate course has a wide-ranging and engaging syllabus. You’ll cover diverse areas of visual arts study including art history, drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, and design processes. It’s the perfect launchpad for further study and a career in the visual arts.

During the Certificate III in Visual Arts, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Develop your own portfolio
  • Study drawing, painting and colour theory*
  • Discover professional design processes
  • Learn how to exhibit your work
  • Prepare for a career in the arts industry

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience or knowledge is required
  • Students must be at least 17 years of age to enrol

Course Duration & Hours

  • Two days a week in class sessions: 9.00 am – 4.00pm
  • Additional: One day of home study and work in individual art projects is also required
  • Held at the Mullumbimby Campus Laneway Studio

Course Fees

  • Full fee: $4,950
  • Concession: $4,750

You Will Learn

Foundation skills in:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking – relief and mono-type
  • Sculpture
  • Elements and principles of design
  • Colour
  • Journaling
  • Studio practice and industry knowledge
  • History, theory and contemporary practice
  • Creating a digital portfolio
  • Exhibition preparation and management

Your Learning Experience

  • Experience a course designed to connect you with your own creativity and provide you with the skills to develop as an artist
  • Learn in a collaborative, studio-based environment where your experienced teachers are also your mentors
  • Practice with like-minded colleagues in a supported environment

Career and Employment Opportunities Include

This qualification prepares people for the higher-level learning that supports professional art practice.

Student Story

Hopi Maku

As soon as I could talk I would ask for a pencil every morning, I couldn’t wait to follow my dream of art. I had been to a few of the colleges exhibitions and was drawn to study Visual Arts at Byron Community College because it is local and government accredited.

I found the tutors and staff at the college really supportive and have been exposed to comprehensive art subjects and techniques. Initially I found it challenging to speak to my peers and tutors in class, especially at the end of term presentations, however everyone has been so supportive that I can actually do this now. My confidence has increased by seeing that I can do the work required of me. Also being able to try a range of new styles and techniques that I wouldn’t have otherwise had the opportunity to give them a go has been rewarding.

For anyone considering the course I would say that you can pursue your pathway dreams locally and everyone is very helpful to your particular dreams. The best thing to do is just come into the college and talk to the staff, look around the facilities and then it’s easy to work out your own way to learn what you want and move forward with your life.

Student Policies and Procedures

See Student Handbook


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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