Visual arts (Bachelor of Creative Arts)



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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Key information

Unit set code

MJ-A317005 (major)

Students undertaking the Visual Arts major sequence (MJ-A317005) cannot undertake the 2D Practices in the Visual Arts minor sequence (MN-A317007) or 3D Practices in the Visual Arts minor sequence (MN-A317008)

Career outcomes

From specialised studio practice and interdisciplinary learning to leading theory and critical thinking, you will 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.

Explore units


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

  • Painting in the Visual Arts
  • Drawing and the Body in Visual Arts
  • Abstraction in the Visual Arts
  • Art in Public Space
  • Digital Practices and the Visual Arts
  • Modelling and the Visual Arts
  • Practice-Led Research in the Visual Arts
  • Visual Arts Major Project