Visual arts

Major

Overview

The Visual Arts major combines in-depth disciplinary training in drawing, painting, 3D construction, fabrication, and digital technologies alongside a sequence of open-ended studio-based studies encouraging cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary thinking. Gain both the practical studio skills and adaptable critical thinking skills necessary to participate successfully in the art world and creative industries.

Theoretical elements of the course are highly integrated with studio practice and designed to develop transferable skills alongside the necessary specialist knowledge required to participate critically in your chosen fields.

There is emphasis on exhibition making as an integral aspect of professional studio practice and our various studio and gallery spaces are designed to support a dynamic culture of studio production and development, collaboration, experimentation, exhibition and critique. 

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UnitSetCode

MJ-A317005 (major)

Career outcomes

From specialised studio practice and interdisciplinary learning to leading theory and critical thinking, you’ll develop the skills to be an adaptable, articulate and creative practitioner.

Draw inspiration from and gain expertise in:

  • digital technologies
  • traditional techniques
  • interdisciplinary practices
  • studio practice.

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Units

To complete a Major sequence in Visual Arts complete the eight (8) units as specified below

  • Painting in the Visual Arts ACV101
  • Drawing and the Body in Visual Arts ACV115
  • Abstraction in the Visual Arts ACV206
  • Art in Public Space ACV210
  • Digital Practices and the Visual Arts ACV212
  • Modelling and the Visual Arts ACV213
  • Practice-Led Research in the Visual Arts ACV307
  • Visual Arts Major Project ACV312
  • Note: Incompatible with the 2D Practices minor sequence and 3D Practice minor sequence