Bachelor of Arts

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Visual Arts - unit set code MJ-A000015

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)

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

Note: this major is only available to students at Warrnambool who are already formally enrolled in the major. ACV307 Studio Art: Painting E and ACV308 Studio Art: Painting F final year of offer was 2014 for continuing Warrnambool students enrolled in the major; after that time units will only be available for Warrnambool students at Waterfront (Geelong).

Level 1

ACV101Contemporary Art Practice: Ideas

ACV102Contemporary Art Practice: Space

Level 2

Students to select 3 units from level 2 units on offer, including one of ACV205 or ACV206.

ACV203Visual Narrative Studio

ACV205Contemporary Art Practice: Pluralism

ACV206Contemporary Art Practice: Abstraction

ACV207Fear and Loathing in the Visual Arts: Art Since 1989

EEA211Navigating the Visual World

EEA212Visual Culture: Images, Meaning and Contexts

Level 3

Select one of:

ACV306Artists' Books Studio

Or

ACV307Contemporary Art Practice: Research

Plus

ACV308Studio Art: Painting and Practice F (2 credit points)

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

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

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