Visual arts



Learn an array of visual art techniques, including contemporary drawing, painting and 3D modelling. Develop a solid knowledge of contemporary art theory, then combine cutting-edge theory with specialised studio practice. Our visual arts course gives you access and links to local and regional galleries, as well as other major arts organisations. You’ll even produce work for display in Deakin’s very own exhibition spaces.

I have reached potential in myself I never thought I could actually reach.

Erin Dickinson

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)

Turn a passion into a career

As a visual arts graduate, you’ll be equipped with skills appropriate to the expanding arts industries. Fields include illustration, design, video, advertising, film production and education. 

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Visual arts courses

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Folio information evenings

Visit our Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waterfront campuses in September to learn about the folio requirements for courses within the School of Communication and Creative Arts. Hear about the courses that require folio submission and gain handy tips and insights to enhance and develop your folio. Find out from our staff what you should look out for when submitting a folio, and how best to present your work in an online environment.

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Work experience opportunities

Our visual arts course draws upon the expertise of our staff, who are active practitioners and leading researchers in their fields. 

Students also engage with the arts industry through visiting specialists and professionals. We offer professional placements in art institutions, with contemporary artists as well as major community and cultural events.

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Find out what’s going on in the creative arts at Deakin.

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Career opportunities

A career in visual arts could lead nearly anywhere. Fields of work include:

  • advertising agencies
  • art galleries and museums
  • cultural associations
  • design studios
  • the education sector
  • freelancing
  • marketing consultancies
  • multimedia businesses
  • newspaper and magazine publishers
  • practising studio artist
  • services in art therapy
  • web development companies.

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