let's talk about the visual arts course.

 
 
 

When words can’t match what your creativity can communicate.

It takes faith in God to turn the blank canvas into a visual masterpiece, to make the invisible, visible. Our visual arts course exists to empower people like yourself who don't feel like words are sufficient to communicate what you have discovered. For people who crave a more authentic expression. We want to train you to be excellent, authentic and Christ centred in your creative expression.

At C3 Creative Arts College our visual arts course will provide you with the skills and understanding you will need to effectively minister through your art. Our visual arts course trains you in a broad spectrum of skills, in order to best equip you as an artist. You will be exploring various media in your art from painting on canvas to creating with graphic programs.

In order to best equip you creatively as a visual artist, we believe it's important that your training is both comprehensive and practical. You will study a variety of subjects and themes whilst exploring various media including printmaking, pastel, watercolour, acrylic and oil. C3 College does not neglect the underpinning skills required for digital design and so we will also teach you painting and drawing. We're confident you won't find a visual arts course with a more practical approach to training than C3 College's.

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study one, two or three years.

First year.

10611NAT / Certificate IV of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Visual Arts

C3 College's first year visual arts course will provide you with the skills and understanding you will need to effectively minister through your art. Our visual arts course trains you in a broad spectrum of skills, in order to best equip you as an artist. You will be exploring various media in your art from drawing to painting on canvas to creating with graphic programs. Below you will find out more of the official components of the course, such as accreditation, skill competencies and training processes.

Who is this course for?

First year is designed for those who want to explore their art in a Christian environment and to learn more of the process of art from idea to exhibition. The course is for those who feel they have a potential in this area and want to know how to develop and release this potential Please let us know what kind of person this is for.

Give me the facts.

Here's a quick break down of the first year:

  • Approximately 20 hours per week of classes
  • Classes from Tuesday - Friday
    • Tuesday & Thursday are your core days, you'll be studying leadership and theology
    • Wednesday & Friday will be intensive days in your specialised major
  • Chapel starts at 8am every morning
  • You're also required to serve 3 hours of internship per week (on a Sunday service)

You will be developed in your:

  • A range of art techniques
  • The skills to participate in an art exhibition

Your training will include:

  • Training and experience creating in a variety of media
  • Culminating in participation in a group exhibition

Second year.

10612NAT / Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Visual Arts

C3 College's second year visual arts course will further develop and refine your artistic skills whilst also challenging your collaborative abilities as an artist. You will have the opportunity to put on collaborative exhibitions and be trained in how to best organise and lead a creative team. Below you will find out more of the official components of the course, such as accreditation, skill competencies and training processes.

Who is this course for?

This course appeals to those students of Art who want to go deeper in their exploration of the Visual Arts, particularly experiencing art in a much more intense way. Researching not just the artist but the movements and the influences of classical art as well as the contemporary artists. The second year student generally wants to experiment and challenge themselves in order to help develop their voice as an artist.

Give me the facts.

A quick break down of the second year:

  • Approximately 20 hours per week of classes
  • Classes from Tuesday - Friday
    • Tuesday & Thursday are your core days, you'll be studying leadership and theology
    • Wednesday & Friday will be intensive days in your specialised major
  • Chapel starts at 8am every morning
  • You're also required to serve 3 hours of internship per week (on a Sunday service)

You will be developed in your:

  • Expand and refine your art techniques
  • Be able to stage a collaborative exhibition
  • Including organisation and teamwork

Your training will include:

  • Experience creating in a variety of media
  • Culminating in participation in a group exhibition

Third year.

10613NAT / Advanced Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Visual Arts

C3 College's third year visual arts course will further develop and refine your artistic skills whilst also training you as an exhibition artist. Your training in this year will also focus on your conceptual thinking abilities. You will have an end of year exhibition set up in an art studio/exhibition centre in the city, which is included in your tuition fees. There is a greater expectation and responsibility placed upon our third year students as we prepare you for the professionalism of the art industry and the realities of ministry. Below you will find out more of the official components of the course, such as accreditation, skill competencies and training processes.

Who is this course for?

Third year students are students who are now emerging artists and are required to go into the marketplace and stage an exhibition of their own work. This calls for a student who is now confident in their voice and their work and they want to have the gallery experience. There is a level of leadership required in this and third years are encouraged to lead their faculty and carry the vision of the Visual Arts faculty.

Give me the facts.

A Quick break down of third year:

  • Approximately 16 hours per week of classes
  • Classes from Tuesday - Friday
    • Tuesday is your core day, you'll be studying leadership and theology
    • Wednesday & Friday will be intensive days in your specialised major
  • Chapel starts at 8am every morning

You will be developed in:

  • Further expanded and refined in your art techniques
  • Trained in:
    • Conceptual thinking
    • Leadership
    • Directing artistic events

Your training will include:

  • Producing work
  • Directing own solo exhibition
  • Leading a team in an artistic event

So how many years should I study?

It's a good question. One that we don't recommend making without chatting to us. Luckily we love having a chat. Whether it's extravagant conversations, like how we can be involved in making your dream happen or discussions with more detailed, administrative queries, like figuring out the best schedule for you. Whatever questions you have, we want to talk them through with you.

subjects & timetables

subjects you'll study over three years will include:

Elements & Principles of Design / The Creative Process / Photoshop / InDesign

Editing Skills / Intro to New Media in the Production Context / Professional Practice

Drawing Workshop / Drawing Fundamentals / Pigments & Colour Mixing

Acrylic / Oils / Exhibiting with Others / Mixed Media Series / After Effects

Working in Series / Figure Drawing from Life / Body of Work / Spiritual Basis of Art

Creating Art for a Brief / Mounting an Exhibition / Developing a Concept / Solo Exhibition

timetables.

Please note that timetables are subject to change term by term (and often do), but these are a great guide to help you with what to expect.

accreditation & applications

C3 College operates as a division of C3 Church Sydney Ltd, a ASQA Federally registered training provider (CRICOS Provider Number 01880K) and students accepted into the programs may be eligible for Austudy/Youth Allowance and International Student Visas. Essentially this means we are legit, fully accredited and if you are an Australian studying with us, you may qualify for student benefits from the Australian government.

Accreditation.

1 year full-time equivalent
Certificate IV of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Visual Arts (10611NAT)

2 years full-time (year 1 above or equivalent, plus 1 additional year)
Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Visual Arts (10612NAT)

3 years full-time (years 1 and 2 above or equivalent, plus 1 additional year)
Advanced Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry Specialising in Visual Arts (10613NAT)

To know more details about our accreditation click here

Application requirements.

We have two primary intakes for our creative arts courses. These intakes begin in February & July each year.

For creative arts students, we need you to:

→ Apply online (you can do this by clicking here now)
→ Send this online pastoral reference to your pastor
→ Submit an audition ←

Once we have received these important elements, your application is then reviewed by C3 College’s executive board for approval.
If approved, you will receive a letter of offer from us congratulating you on your successful application and what your next steps will be in your journey towards becoming a c3 college student.