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Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
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Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.
|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||060435J|
|Deakin course code||A359|
Although the course is based at the Geelong Waterfront campus, students can take cognate units of study at the Waurn Ponds Campus.
Deakin's Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) offers you a range of skills including: a grounding in the fundamental skills and techniques used in the broad field of the visual arts; exploration of diverse art forms and collaborative practice; the experience of bringing art forms together in major projects; training in creative arts enterprise and management; a grounding in the academic knowledge necessary to understand the arts; and critical, contemporary practices that prepare students for both higher degree research and careers as professional practitioners.
Deakin's visual arts program will give you the opportunity to gain qualifications, skills and knowledge for professional practice in the visual arts,and to understand and enable exchange across disciplines. You will develop skills for a specialised industry vocation or a broader role in the fields of culture and the arts. At the same time students will be introduced to critical and historical discourses that situate their practice in a research framework. The course combines cutting edge, contemporary theory with specialised studio practice incorporating digital technologies and interdisciplinary practices.
The program draws upon the expertise of its staff, who are active practitioners and leading researchers in their fields. It also engages with the arts industry, through visiting specialists and professionals, as well as through professional placements with art institutions, with major community and cultural events, and with contemporary artists.
This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines. Students with graded advanced diplomas from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives. Students with graded diplomas or equivalent from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives. There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.
On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career. Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision. Further honours information.
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Professional Writing for Work which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.
Because a number of disciplinary studies are cumulative in knowledge, technical competencies and/or study and research skills there are prerequisites which direct students to take some units before others. Students must seek advice from a course adviser before enrolling in units for which they do not have prerequisite or recommended units.
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
For students commencing from 2015:
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
For students commencing from 2015:
|ACV101||Studio Art: Painting and Practice A|
|ACV114||Art and Technology|
|ACC100||Creative Communications Practice|
|ACV102||Studio Art: Painting and Practice B|
|ACV113||Drawing for Art and Design|
|ACC101||Creativity, Imagination and Dangerous Ideas|
|ACV205||Studio Art: Painting and Practice C|
|ACV207||Fear and Loathing in the Visual Arts: Art Since 1989|
|ACC200||Freelancing in the Arts|
|ACV203||Visual Narrative Studio|
|ACV206||Studio Art: Painting and Practice D|
|ACV307||Studio Art: Painting and Practice E|
|ACV306||Artists' Books Studio|
|ACV308||Studio Art: Painting and Practice F (2 credit points)|
Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3
|ACC317||Communication and Creative Arts Internship A|
|ACC318||Communication and Creative Arts Internship B|
Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts varies from written assignments and/or examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, seminar exercises and tests.
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts Student Services.