Visual Arts Major | 2017
UAC Code: 754605
A major study in Visual Arts is based on studio practice and related theory and history studies. The studio processes cover textiles, painting and sculpture - with support studies in drawing, printmaking, photography, video, installation, digital image making and curatorial practices. Student work is shown throughout the year in gallery spaces in the Faculty.
The first year provides a strong foundation in visual and design concepts. In second year, students move towards their chosen specialization in the studio subjects. Increased emphasis is placed on students’ ability to achieve independence in ideas, technical skills and work practices. Students are encouraged to contextualise their artwork in contemporary practice by developing research processes, attending exhibitions and participating in the wider artistic community.
Alongside the studio practice are theory subjects that provide students with the theory, history and context to support their practice. In third year studio subjects, students are expected to explore and develop personal themes and ideas to a greater depth. The focus is on the completion of a major project, culminating in the public exhibition of work within the Graduate Show.
Subjects Required for Major Study
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|CACS102||Critical Frameworks in Creative Practice||6||Autumn|
|CACS101||Contemporary Creative Practice||6||Spring|
|Plus TWO from the following:|
|CACS331||Contemporary Theory and Research Practice||6||Autumn|
|CAGD331||New Media and Visual Communication Theory||6||Autumn|
|CAMS331||Music and Culture||6||Autumn|
|CAPF331||Theory and Practice of Theatre in the 20th and 21st Century||6||Autumn|
|CAGD332||Advanced Graphic Design and Visual Communication Theory||6||Spring|
|CAVA332||Globalisation and Contemporary Art||6||Spring|
|Plus the following major related subjects:|
|CAVA101||Visual Foundation 1||6||Autumn|
|CAVA102||Visual Foundation 2||6||Autumn|
|CAVA103||Visual Foundation 3||6||Spring|
|CAVA104||Visual Foundation 4: Studio Practice||6||Spring|
|CAVA201||Visual Arts Studio 1||6||Autumn|
|CAVA202||Visual Arts Studio 2||6||Autumn|
|CAVA232||Contemporary Indigenous Art: Theory and Practice||6||Autumn|
|CAVA203||Visual Arts Studio 3||6||Spring|
|CAVA231||Visual Art, Modernism and the Avant-garde||6||Spring|
|CAVA301||Visual Arts Workshop||6||Autumn|
|CAVA390||Visual Arts Major Project||12||Spring|
|Plus electives to bring the total number of credit points to 144.|
Subjects Required for a Minor
A 24 credit point minor is available in Visual Arts.