Course Fees and Duration

How Much Will a Qualification Cost and How Long Will it Take to Complete?

Full Time Students

Fees for full time students are shown in the table below.  Each full time course at Sydney Art School is 1 year (4 terms).   You can start your enrolment at the beginning of any term. 

Each term is 8 weeks. The nominal studio session attendance is 20 hours per week.  

Part Time Students

Part time students complete the same assessment tasks as full time students.  They just complete them over a longer period.

If you want to study part time discuss your planned rate of completeion with the Principal or Student Liaison Officer and a fee schedule will be provided.   In general the total course fees will be the same as for full time students,  just spread out over your planned study duration.

 

2018 - 19 Course Fees

Qualification

Fee per Term*

Total Fees*

 

Full Time

12 Months / 4 Terms

Part Time

24 Months / 8 Terms

 
Certificate III in Visual Arts  $1800 $900 $7200
Certificate IV in Visual Arts
 
$2125 $1250 $8500
Diploma of Visual Arts

$2125 $1250 $8500
Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

$2125 $1250 $8500
  
 Payment Terms  Fees are payable each term in advance
  * International student levy is $500 per term
   

 

Studio Based Learning Format

Learning at Sydney Art School is done in a working studio where you will progress and complete assigned assessment tasks and be observed by assessors and other industry practitioners. The studio provides a hands on learning environment with a strong focus on skills development and producing artistic works.

Your Tutor

On enrolment you will be allocated a primary tutor.  The role of the primary tutor is to;

  • assign and mark your assessment tasks
  • recommend Studio Sessions for you to attend
  • monitor your artistic and academic progress
  • provide feedback to your questions on artistic or academic matters

Your Attendance and Studio Sessions

During your time at Sydney Art School you will attend  2 types of Studio Sessions:

  • Skills Development Studio Sessions &
  • Open Studio Sessions

International students will need to attend Studio Sessions for at least 20 hours per week during school terms.

"Skills Development Studio Sessions" are groups where a tutor provides theoretical and practical instructions on specific technical skills such as drawing, painting or jewellery making. Full time students may attend up to 6 hours of Skills Development sessions per week.

"Open Studio Sessions" provide a collegiate environment where you can work alongside tutors and other students.  You will use these sessions to 

  • use studio facilities to progress work on their tasks for assessment.
  • share learnings with other students
  • seek and give feedback on technical or creative concepts
  • consolidate technical skills
  • progress towards your assessment tasks.
  • share learnings with other students
  • seek and give feedback on technical or creative concepts

At least one tutor is present during any Open Studio Session.  They will not be providing specific demonstrations but are working on  their own art.  This gives you the opportunity to observe how they work in a professional practice environment. 

  

Other Fees & Charges

Material Fees:

Materials are not included in course fees unless otherwise indicated.

 

International Student Levy:

$500 per term 

Applicable to students who are sponsored by Sydney Art School for a Student Visa under the CRICOS program.

 

Qualification or Statement of Attainment Issuance Fee;

Statement of Attainment Issuance Fee: $100
Qualification Issuance Fee:  Initial $0,   Reprints $100

Service level times:
Standard: within 1 week
Priority: within 48 hours add $100 

Statements and Certificates are provided in electronic (.pdf) format.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is where you're competence against a Unit is assessed against evidence that you have collected through other courses or experience.

You will be asked to present your evidence firstly by use of an Assessment Workbook.  Your evidence will be reviewed by an assessor and may require a one on one interview with an assessor.

For students enrolled in a studio session at Sydney Art School RPL Fees are $200 per Unit.

For students not currently enrolled in a studio session at Sydney Art School RPL Fees Per Unit are:

  • Certificate IV Units: $250 per unit
  • Diploma Units: $300 per unit
  • Advanced Diploma Units: $350 per unit 

* Some Studio Sessions and Units may have additional fees  These will be indicated where applicable.

 

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