2017 Undergraduate Courses

Visual Arts Major | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 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)
CACS102Critical Frameworks in Creative Practice6Autumn
CACS101Contemporary Creative Practice6Spring
Plus TWO from the following:
CACS301Professional Practice6Spring
CACS331Contemporary Theory and Research Practice6Autumn
CAGD331New Media and Visual Communication Theory6Autumn
CAMS331Music and Culture6Autumn
CAPF331Theory and Practice of Theatre in the 20th and 21st Century6Autumn
CAVA331Contemporary Artworlds6Autumn
CAGD332Advanced Graphic Design and Visual Communication Theory6Spring
CAVA332Globalisation and Contemporary Art6Spring
CAPF333Political Dramaturgy6Spring
CAVA361Curatorial Practices6Spring
Plus the following major related subjects:
CAVA101Visual Foundation 16Autumn
CAVA102Visual Foundation 26Autumn
CAVA103Visual Foundation 36Spring
CAVA104Visual Foundation 4: Studio Practice6Spring
CAVA201Visual Arts Studio 16Autumn
CAVA202Visual Arts Studio 26Autumn
CAVA232Contemporary Indigenous Art: Theory and Practice6Autumn
CAVA203Visual Arts Studio 36Spring
CAVA231Visual Art, Modernism and the Avant-garde6Spring
CAVA301Visual Arts Workshop6Autumn
CAVA390Visual Arts Major Project12Spring
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.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 6 February, 2017