Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)

Course summary for current students

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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.

 

 


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.

 

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

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

Course structure

Visual Arts Core units

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACV101Unit description is currently unavailable

ACT104Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACV102Unit description is currently unavailable

ACV113Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACV203Unit description is currently unavailable

ACV205Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACV204Unit description is currently unavailable

ACV206Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACV307Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACV308Unit description is currently unavailable

ACC316Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

 

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

ACM337Unit description is currently unavailable (Tri 1, 2 and 3)

ACV211Unit 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

ACN108Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM132Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM138Unit description is currently unavailable

ACN203Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM240Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM308Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Creative and Media Arts Theory


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

 

ACT102Unit description is currently unavailable

ACT203Unit description is currently unavailable

ALC208Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Creative Entrepreneurship

ACC301Unit description is currently unavailable

ALX321Unit description is currently unavailable *

* Offered in trimester 3

 

Cultures and Contexts

AAM219Unit description is currently unavailable **

AAM220Unit description is currently unavailable

ACN108Unit description is currently unavailable

ACT102Unit description is currently unavailable

ACT303Unit description is currently unavailable

** Offered trimester 3

 

Dance (Via Audition)

ACD101Unit description is currently unavailable

ACD102Unit description is currently unavailable

ACD105Unit description is currently unavailable

ACD110Unit description is currently unavailable *

ACD203Unit description is currently unavailable

ACD204Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* ACD110 does not require an Audition

 

Drama

ACP101Unit description is currently unavailable

ACP177Unit description is currently unavailable

ACP279Unit description is currently unavailable

ACP280Unit description is currently unavailable

ACP323Unit description is currently unavailable

ACP378Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Film

AAM219Unit description is currently unavailable **

ACM112Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM116Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM120Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM236Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM237Unit 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


ACG101Unit description is currently unavailable

ACG102Unit description is currently unavailable

ACG103Unit description is currently unavailable

ACG204Unit description is currently unavailable

ACG207Unit description is currently unavailable

ACG208Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Interdisciplinary Practice

ACC308Unit description is currently unavailable

ACV211Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Motion Capture

AMC201Unit description is currently unavailable

AMC202Unit description is currently unavailable

AMC303Unit description is currently unavailable

ACN310Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Photography

ACM101Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM102Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM203Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM204Unit description is currently unavailable

ACC308Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM328Unit description is currently unavailable


Professional and Creative Writing

ALW101Unit description is currently unavailable

ALW102Unit description is currently unavailable

ALW227Unit description is currently unavailable

ALW225Unit 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

ACM101Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM102Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM203Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM202Unit 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

ALC101Unit description is currently unavailable *

SRA143Unit description is currently unavailable (to be confirmed)

EEA211Unit description is currently unavailable

ACC301Unit description is currently unavailable

ALC102Unit description is currently unavailable

EEA212Unit description is currently unavailable

 

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


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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