Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Deakin’s Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) 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 allied 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. 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, and studio practice. Draw on the expertise of our staff, who are active practitioners and leading researchers in their fields. You’ll also engage with the arts industry through visiting specialists and professionals. Choose to undertake work placements in art institutions, with contemporary artists as well as at major community and cultural events. You can also go overseas on an optional international study tour. Through this course, you’ll develop transferable skills in critical thinking, collaboration, experimentation, technique, and visual analysis. By coupling your major with units in other creative arts disciplines, you’ll expand your career opportunities in areas like marketing, media, and communications. Alternatively, work in arts and cultural communities when you graduate, or develop an independent studio career working towards exhibitions in commercial galleries or publicly-run arts spaces. If you’re considering becoming a visual arts teacher, you can combine your art specialisation with further postgraduate teaching studies.
The degree consists of a total of 24 credit points - 18 core and 6 elective units
- Creative arts practice, Digital practices in art, Drawing, Interdisciplinary practice, Modelling objects, spaces and systems, Painting, Public art, Theory of art and design, Visual arts
Standard entry requirements
"Current or recent Year 12If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following:Prerequisite subjectsUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.ATARSelection will be based on your performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.Folio and folio presentationAll applicants must complete the online Deakin University folio requirement. Learn more about the folio requirements (https://www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts/portfolio-applications)Higher education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.*VET education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.*Work and life experienceIf you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.** Selection criteriaThis course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Senior secondary prerequisite subjectsUnits 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102), or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study.All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102).Personal statementApplicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course. Learn more about the personal statement (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement).Folio and folio presentationAll applicants must complete the online Deakin University folio requirement. Learn more about the folio requirements (https://www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts/portfolio-applications)STAT Multiple ChoiceApplicants who wish to use a general aptitude test for consideration for entry must complete the STAT (Multiple Choice). Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice test (https://stat.acer.org/au).Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=34&_ga=2.68433684.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102) outlines the principles of selection."
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
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