Course Title: Develop self as artist

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4311 Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Title: Develop self as artist

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Jennifer Mills

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to develop the technical and conceptual skills required to work in any area of arts practice.  This course identifies opportunities to assist in developing you as an artist. The course provided an overview of the arts industry, it allows for peer discussions and networking opportunities.    

This course is clustered (delivered and assessed in conjunction with) with CUSIND302A Plan a career in the creative arts industry and CUVPRP304A Participate in a collaborative process

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP404A Develop self as artist


1. Refine arts practice skills

2. Develop own style or voice

3. Evaluate own work

4. Pursue work opportunities

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Acquired network and industry resources
  • An awareness of a range of professional opportunities and career relationships in the arts industry
  • Develop substantiated positions to support professional practice.

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • A professional rapport with industry
  • Experimenting with technology and techniques
  • Expanded knowledge of the arts industry.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.