The Diploma in Visual Arts programme develops creative approaches to various art techniques and knowledge through a strong combination of theory and practical study, aimed for those who want to establish a career as an arts practitioner. As technology and media continue to evolve, Visual Arts graduates need to be equipped with a wealth of knowledge and skills in art and design field. Thus, this programme includes areas of specialisation and emphasis is given to art expression and communication skills. Art and design play an important role in our society, especially in the commercial world where creative field is increasingly challenging. This programme will introduce the role and influence of art and design in the world today and prepare the students for their part as an active and practicing artist in the community.
Programme Modules *
Students will be introduced to the key aspects of histories and theories of design, technical skills, design thinking and practice in art and design. Students’ work will be supported by weekly technical demonstration sessions to help their design skills, and they will also be engaged in other practical workshops.
Students will begin to think more professionally about visual arts. They will have the opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge gained in the first year to explore and do research on to explore and do research on design principles, theories and working practices in visual arts.
Students will sharpen their creativity by focusing on their professional interests to identify dynamic art and design solutions to create a distinctive and industry-ready portfolio.
* Selected programme modules
Minimum Entry Requirement
*For detailed information on entry requirements, please contact Marketing & Sales Department.
The course structure, knowledge, experiences and support available to students are all designed with a view to develop their skills, stimulate competencies and imaginative thinking necessary for their creative careers in a demanding and competitive work environment.
The programme produces graduates who are flexible and responsive. More importantly, they are industry-ready to work as:
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 12:30pm
(Off on Sunday and public holidays)