GC-DESART v.1 Graduate Certificate in Design and Art
Course CRICOS Code: 037343E
Registered full-time Duration: 0.5 Years
Graduate Certificates prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This Graduate Certificate in Design and Art will provide students with a broad understanding of contemporary design and art practice. The Graduate Certificate is the first semester of the Masters in Applied Design and Art. Students will undertake projects that will build on their area of specialisation and enable the development of new skills and knowledge in the chosen discipline and specialisation within design and/or art. Engagement with practicing designers, artists and professionals in their particular specialisations is available through professional practicum units. These units provide the opportunity to learn knowledge and skills valued in individual and collaborative practice.
Graduates are recognised by professional associations such as the National Association for the Arts (NAVA) and Design Institute of Australia. Graduates are also eligible for membership in the Australia Graphic Design Association (AGDA), Perth Art Directors Club (PADC), The Design Management Institute, and Design Institute of Australia, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Arts Source: The Artists Foundation of Western Australia and FORM (originally CraftWest).
Graduates of design and art generally find employment within all avenues of art and/or design: administrator, advertising professional, animator, art project manager, art consultant, art writer, arts administrator, computer game programmer, computer games developer, curator, community arts professional, design consultant, fashion professional, internet professional, lighting designer, media industry specialist, multimedia designer, public arts professional, project developer, project manager, producer, visual artist, visual arts or design and technology teacher or web designer.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Applicants require a Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution. If your Bachelor degree is in the field of art and/or design please consider applying for the Master of Applied Design and Art. The Masters course is competitive and a high semester weighted average is required. Applicants without a Bachelor degree may be considered for entry on the basis of substantial industry/work experience in the field of art and/or design. Applicants applying on the basis of industry/work experience in the field are required to submit a folio of recent work and a CV. A portfolio should include approximately 5 to 10 samples of work that showcase your skills in art and/or design (you may include work from a variety of disciplines such as illustration, photography and painting or just focus on one area of interest). It should be collated into one pdf and include a cover page.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
This course is an exit award of the MC-DESART Master of Applied Design and Art.
Graduate Certificates contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and responsibility in complex and unpredictable contexts that require self directed work and learning.
2. apply cognitive skills using intellectual independence to think critically, creatively and to reflect on professional theory and practice
3. locate, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant and reliable information sources related to Design and Art
4. communicate textually, visually and verbally in a way that is appropriate to creative practice and target audiences
5. use appropriate technologies that demonstrate the application of comprehensive technical methodologies
6. demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills by taking full responsibility for professional and scholarly outputs in all aspects of the work
7. think globally and consider issues from a range of perspectives, know and apply when appropriate, international standards and practices within Design and Art disciplines
8. respect individual human rights; recognise the importance and benefits of cultural diversity to Design and Art practice, particularly the perspective of Indigenous Australians; value diversity of language
9. apply professional standards; work independently and collaboratively; demonstrate authoritative judgement, responsibility and ethical action as a leading practitioner in the disciplines
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|VISA5007||v.1||Historical Issues in Art and Design||3.0||25.0|
|GRDE5001||v.1||Art and Design Concepts and Contexts||3.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|VISA5008||v.1||Art Studio Research||4.0||25.0|
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