Visual Arts course information
Visual Arts offers students not only foundation level skills in both drawing and painting but more advanced visual training practice as students progress through the course.
Students may also engage with cross-collaborative opportunities in other art forms - such as Photography, Animation and Film.
The great strength of studying Visual Arts at Deakin is the flexibility of the program - it encourages diversity in educational choices. This can take the form of a student designing a program that includes subjects from Nursing and Visual Arts, where the vocational outcome may be in art therapy. Or they may wish to pursue a community arts program and take Professional and Creative Writing and Publicity with Visual Arts.
While Deakin is not a painting school, it is a tertiary alternative to one, that provides graduates with strong vocational outcomes, due to its flexible program and degree structure. 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. The course 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.
Visual Arts course details
Bachelor of Arts (with a major in Visual Arts)
Course news: From 2012 the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) is also offered from Deakin's Geelong Waterfront Campus.
Visual Art students at Deakin's Geelong Waterfront Campus will work out of new facilities which will include an 'atelier' style studio and labs equipped for digital and chemical Photography. From this location they will enjoy the maritime environment that has been the inspiration of countless artists.
The vibrant waterfront location is an excellent inspiration for the Visual Arts program at Deakin's Geelong Waterfront Campus. The strong Arts community and aspiring students of the arts in many forms will be challenged and rewarded through this new initiative which is sound preparation for a range of careers.
The course is offered on campus, at the Melbourne Burwood Campus and the Geelong Waterfront Campus.
Honours in Visual Arts offers an opportunity to deepen your Visual Arts practice through a research project that is studio-based, and supported through research training in the arts
Visual Arts in Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program