- Study at Deakin
- Life at Deakin
- Industry and community
- About Deakin
|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$24,320* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||060435J|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|VTAC Codes||1400415463 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place|
1400515463 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
|Deakin course code||A359|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) you will be readily equipped with skills appropriate to the expanding arts industries in fields including illustration, design, video, advertising, film production, education and community arts. The course will also equip you to pursue an independent studio career working towards exhibitions in: commercial galleries; publicly run arts spaces; experimental, collaborative and interdisciplinary exchanges; and higher degree research. If you are graduating from other Deakin programs you may utilise skills gained in a Visual Arts major sequence to add to your skills in portfolio presentation, design, observation and critical interpretation. Combining a major sequence in Visual Arts with education studies can qualify you to teach visual arts in schools and other educational settings.
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|
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.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
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.
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
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.