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    Curtin University

    Curtin University

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    Australia, Perth

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    184

    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Graduate Certificate

    Study Type

    Full Time

    Delivery

    On Campus

    Course Code

    078137E

    Campuses

    Curtin Perth

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines22-Jul-2024
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    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 6 month(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 16,144  / year
    Next Intake 22-Jul-2024

    Arts

    About

    This foundation course is ideal if you want to extend your skills and critical capacity in a creative discipline, add a new area of expertise to your repertoire, or learn new skills in the arts if youre looking for a career change.

    This course is hands-on with a strong practical and theoretical focus, preparing you to apply your specialised skill set and knowledge in creative professional settings.

    You will be taught by industry and academic experts who can connect you to relevant industries and creative communities. During your studies, you will put your skills to practise in our purpose-built facilities and creative outlets, such as the Media Production Studio, painting and sculpture studios and the student-run Grok magazine, and be inspired by the creative works of the John Curtin Gallery.

    Choose your stream

    You will specialise in one of the following areas:

    • Creative Writing
    • Fine Art
    • Professional Writing and Publishing
    • Screen Arts
    • Social and Cultural Inquiry

    If you successfully complete the graduate certificate, you will be eligible to enrol in the Master of Arts degree.

    Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

    Why study

    The ability to think creatively and communicate ideas clearly is valued across diverse industries. This course will provide you with foundational knowledge, critical understanding, creative production and problem-solving skills, enabling you to pursue work in a specialised creative field, as well as broader creative or communications roles.

    How this course will make you industry ready

    We provide on-campus industry and community-based initiatives to enhance your learning and skills development. You will undertake a major project under the supervision of an experienced member of staff. This project can become an important portfolio piece for many students.

    You will practise your skills on placement with industry, arts and community organisations in Australia and overseas, developing your confidence and engagement with relevant networks. You may also have an opportunity to engage with award-winning artists, writers and researchers on staff through our on-campus residency programs.

  • understand the chosen discipline from the Arts, its theoretical underpinnings, ways of thinking and professional or creative approaches; understand and apply established knowledge, principles and key disciplinary concepts.
  • apply logical processes as well as rational or theoretical and methodological processes to analyse an issue or components of a subject through critical engagement.
  • determine what information is needed by accessing and evaluating the sources, authority and relevance of information; summarize information from a range of sources, and make valid judgements about the information.
  • communicate appropriately with colleagues, professional and creative contacts and the general public and develop communication skills or media practices to communicate specific ideas and requirements to different audiences in varying situations.
  • assess the application of existing technologies or the impact of emerging technologies on a selected discipline; develop the technology skills necessary for obtaining, assessing and representing relevant information; decide on appropriate applications and systems for professional and/or creative needs.
  • understand and apply a range of learning strategies; take responsibility for one's own learning and development; use disciplinary skills and knowledge to sustain intellectual curiosity in order to enhance learning strategies.
  • think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives.
  • acknowledge the interrelationship between local, national, and global perspectives and the impact of these on media and communication, show an understanding of a range of cultural knowledge, recognize individual human rights, and appreciate the importance of cultural diversity and the sensitivities.
  • apply appropriate professional skills in the creation of professional and/or creative works or understand the importance of appropriate theories and methods for undertaking social research that is ethical and principled; work independently and in teams; understand professional and scholarly behaviour and model ethical behaviour to colleagues.
  • Requirements

    Entry Requirements

  • Completion of 3 year post-secondary (post Year 12 equivalent) qualification OR hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised University which is comparable to an AQF Associate Degree
  • English Program Requirements

    If English is not your first language, you must also check that you meet English language requirements for your chosen course. Australian students must also meet the English entry requirements.

    Career

    Career opportunities

    • Artist
    • Arts administrator
    • Audio, broadcasting or theatre technician
    • Cinematographer
    • Copywriter
    • Curator
    • Digital content producer
    • Film, theatre or television director
    • Media liaison officer
    • Multimedia developer
    • Producer
    • Production manager
    • Publisher
    • Sociologist
    • Technical artist
    • Visualisation specialist

    Employment industries

    • Arts and creative industries
    • advertising and marketing
    • Film and television
    • Government
    • Media and entertainment
    • Not-for-profit sector
    • Publishing

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load


    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 16,144 

    How to Apply

    Have your supporting documents to hand, and ensure they meet our guidelines. The documents may include certified copies of your qualifications, English language proficiency documents and supplementary forms for certain courses.

    If your documents are not issued in English, an official translation from a recognised translation service must be provided.

    Recognised translation services

    • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) accredited translator in Australia
    • The Awarding institution
    • A Notary Public Office
    • The official Government body
    • An official and accredited translator*

    *Official translations are subject to review.

    If you have undertaken previous study or work that matches the content of some of your Curtin course units, you may be able to obtain credit for recognised learning, which exempts you from studying those units.

    Applying online: Use the ‘Apply now’ button on the relevant course page and following the prompts.

    Applying by mail or email: Download the International application for admission form [.pdf – 307 kB].

    If you want to package your course with a Curtin English course, you can submit your application with your course application documents to streamline the process.

    If your application is successful, you will receive an offer that you will need to accept or reject.

    If you accept your offer, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment ­– a document from Curtin that details your course, how long you will be studying the course, and the tuition fees. This document can be used for acquiring a student visa.

    Apply to the Australian government for your student visa. Gaining a student visa will allow you to participate in full-time study in Australia and work up to 40 hours in a fortnight. If you’re under 18 years of age, you must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.

    See our pre-departure resources for helpful information regarding your move to Perth.

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