Visual arts major

Why do we make pictures? What is the importance of a painting or drawing? Or more importantly how do we learn to make them? These are questions that many prospective students may not ask themselves directly; yet they feel the impetus to pursue a program that answers them.

Student in art studio

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Master of ArtsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study at Deakin?

Get ready for your new career

When we create or make images we are responding to our perception of the world. Creating a likeness of the world is one aspect of making images. At Deakin, this is certainly one aspect of the Visual Arts program. As students progress through the program they also may learn how to create something visually from an imagined world, or one that takes a symbolic form or representation.
Visual Arts at Deakin University explores representations of the figure and settings by observation of their nature and as students progress through different levels of the course they become acquainted with the ideas of abstraction, pluralist strategies and conceptual development.

Learn from the best

Be taught by well established artists who have exhibited nationally and internationally and who have many years of combined industry experience, and are leaders in their research fields.

Career and Industry

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.
This major sequence will enable you to gain qualifications, skills and knowledge for professional practice in visual arts and visual communication design. You will develop skills for a specialised industry vocation or for a broader role in the fields of culture and the arts. The program combines contemporary theory with specialised studio practice incorporating digital technologies. Final-year students are able to participate in visual arts internships.


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