Why do we make pictures? What is the importance of a painting or drawing? Or more importantly how do we learn to make them?
These are questions that many prospective students may not ask themselves directly; yet they feel the impetus to pursue a program that answers them.
When we create or make images we are responding to our perception of the world. Creating a likeness of the world is one aspect of making images.
At Deakin, this is certainly one aspect of the Visual Arts program.
As students progress through the program they also may learn how to create something visually from an imagined world, or one that takes a symbolic form or representation.
Visual Arts at Deakin University explores representations of the figure and settings by observation of their nature and as students progress through different levels of the course they become acquainted with the ideas of abstraction, pluralist strategies and conceptual development.