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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)

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Award granted Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code060435J
Deakin course codeA359

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) offers you a range of skills including systematic exposure to collaborative possibilities between various art forms, the experience of bringing art forms together in major projects, training in creative arts enterprise and management, and a grounding in the academic knowledge necessary to understand the arts and to create new forms of art.

 

Deakin's visual arts program will give you the opportunity to gain qualifications, skills and knowledge for professional practice in visual arts and visual communication design (graphic design). You will develop skills for a specialised industry vocation or a broader role in the fields of culture and the arts. The course combines cutting edge, contemporary theory with specialised studio practice incorporating digital technologies.

 

The program draws upon the expertise of its staff - who are active practitioners in their fields - and industry, through visiting special guest and casual academic staff.

 

 

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Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Writing for Professional Practice 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.

 

Prerequisites
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.

 

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) a student must complete 24 credit points including:

  • 12 credit points of core units
  • 12 credit points of electives.  Electives may include cognate creative arts disciplines or electives from across the Faculty of Arts and Education (or other University courses as approved).
  • no more than 8 credit points taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education
  • no more than 10 credit points at level 1

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Course structure

Visual Arts Core units

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACV101 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACT104 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 2

ACV102 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACV113 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACV203 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACV205 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 2

ACV204 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACV206 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACV307 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 2

ACV308 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACC316 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

 

The following two elective units are also available in addition to the major sequence

ACM337 Unit description is currently unavailable   (Tri 1, 2 and 3)

ACV211 Unit description is currently unavailable   

Melbourne Burwood Campus - Elective cognate creative arts sequences

The following units are strongly recommended to students as part of their electives.  Students may choose more than one cognate study area which must include units from at least 2 year levels (eg 1st and 2nd year OR 2nd and 3rd year).

 

Animation

ACN108 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM132 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM138 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACN203 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM240 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM308 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Creative and Media Arts Theory


Students intending to study at honours level should complete the units listed below:

 

ACT102 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACT203 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALC208 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Creative Entrepreneurship

ACC301 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALX321 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

* Offered in trimester 3

 

Cultures and Contexts

AAM219 Unit description is currently unavailable   **

AAM220 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACN108 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACT102 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACT303 Unit description is currently unavailable   

** Offered trimester 3

 

Dance (Via Audition)

ACD101 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACD102 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACD105 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACD110 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

ACD203 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACD204 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

* ACD110 does not require an Audition

 

Drama

ACP101 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACP177 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACP279 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACP280 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACP323 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACP378 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Film

AAM219 Unit description is currently unavailable   **

ACM112 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM116 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM120 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM236 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM237 Unit description is currently unavailable   

** Offered trimester 3


Visual Communication Design (formerly Graphic Design)

Note: Students who commenced studies prior to 2011 may need to contact Student Support office for course advice. Melbourne Burwood Campus Tel 03 924 43843 or 03 924 43910 artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au


ACG101 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACG102 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACG103 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACG204 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACG207 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACG208 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Interdisciplinary Practice

ACC308 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACV211 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Motion Capture

AMC201 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AMC202 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AMC303 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACN310 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

 

Photography

ACM101 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM102 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM203 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM204 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACC308 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM328 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Professional and Creative Writing

ALW101 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW102 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW227 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALW225 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

* ACN310 is not offered 2012, re-offered 2013.

Geelong Waterfront Campus - Elective cognate creative arts sequences

The following units are strongly recommended to students as part of their electives.  Students may choose more than one cognate study area which must include units from at least 2 year levels (eg 1st and 2nd year OR 2nd and 3rd year).

 

Photography

ACM101 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM102 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM203 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACM202 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Printmaking (offered by the Gordon TAFE)

Students commencing at Deakin from 2011, may undertake Printmaking units through the Gordon Diploma of Visual Arts for up to 4 credit points of Credit for Prior Learning towards the course electives.

 

Creative and Media Arts

ALC101 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

SRA143 Unit description is currently unavailable   (to be confirmed)

EEA211 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ACC301 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALC102 Unit description is currently unavailable   

EEA212 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

* Not offered at the Geelong Waterfront Campus in 2012, re-offered 2013.

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Other Course Information

Assessment
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, workshop exercises and tests.

 

Cross-institutional arrangements
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 Support.

 

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