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Visual Arts - unit set code MJ-A000015

The Visual Arts major will appeal to students who are interested in careers across a variety of traditional media including painting, drawing or 3D modelling and new technologies including digital/photo imaging and computer-generated prints. A broad based course structure enables students to overlap disciplines to develop individual vision and expression by exploring the aesthetic, formal and social concerns of visual communication.

On successful completion of the Visual Arts major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to produce a conceptually, formally and thematically coherent body of work of exhibition standard
  • an ability to identify a professional niche in the art industry and a preparedness to enter that industry
  • an ability to negotiate the marketplace and develop productive working relationships with galleries, professional organisations and funding bodies; and
  • an ability to position their own work in relation to their field of research

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACV101 Studio Art: Painting A (B, S, W)  

Trimester 2
ACV102 Studio Art: Painting B (B, S, W)  

Level 2

Students to select 4 units from level 2 units on offer.

Trimester 1

ACV203 Visual Narrative Studio (B, S)  

ACV205 Studio Art: Painting C (B, S, W)  

EEA211 Navigating the Visual World (B, G, S, W)  


Trimester 2

ACV204 Graphic Novels and Artists' Books Studio (B, S)  

ACV206 Studio Art: Painting D (B, S, W)  

EEA212 Visual Culture: Images, Meaning and Contexts (B, G, S, W)  


Level 3

Trimester 1

ACV307 Studio Art: Painting E (B, S, W)  

Trimester 2
ACV308 Studio Art: Painting F (B, S, W)  

Note: The following unit may be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence:

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3
ALX321 Creative Industries Internship (B, G, W, X)  *

* ALX321 - Internship units are normally undertaken in third level (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

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