Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) offers an immersive, studio-based environment that fosters and promotes self-directed, studio practice in Painting, Drawing and Printmedia, Photography, or Sculpture and Spatial Practice. Students are expected to develop studio projects that require investigation and experimentation with a range of concepts, materials, techniques and processes. In second and third year, students are involved in sustained exploration and experimentation with ideas, procedures and methodologies of practice, culminating in a resolved body of artwork for the Graduate Exhibition. Students also undertake Critical Studies subjects that introduce them to the diversity of contemporary arts practices, and have the opportunity to choose electives from other specialisations across the Victorian College of the Arts and the University of Melbourne.
Studio Studies - In Studio Studies you are initially introduced to a range of activities and projects to start to approach self-directed studio practice. You also begin a sustained exploration and experimentation with a range of materials, methods, techniques and concepts that provide a focus for your studies according to specific technological and material practices relevant to your medium.
Critical and Theoretical Studies - Critical and Theoretical Studies introduces you to the language and methods for critically describing works of art, and to issues and topics of aesthetics and critical theories pertinent to contemporary art and culture.
Related Studies - Related Studies explores studio practices related to the first-semester studio program. The program will offer a series of structured classes, practical exercises and projects to encourage you to experiment with a range of tools, materials, methodologies and pictorial conventions.
Open Art - Open Art is designed to introduce, familiarise and induct students into workshops and labs within the School of Art. Practical and conceptual lines of enquiry are examined through set projects in classes and workshops.
Studio Options 1 & 2 - Studio Options is designed to accommodate enrichment and elaboration of a particular aspect of the student’s work practice including the development of specialised skills and techniques, methods and processes, new technologies, material practices and concepts and ideas. Students select a weekly class from a range of studio options offered from the four streams of the undergraduate program to pursue an area of interest and relevance to their practice.
VCA School of Art contemporary alumni include: Sally Smart, Anastasia Klose, Nick Mangan and Arlo Mountford, as well as Australian Venice representatives, Bill Henson, Susan Norrie, Patricia Piccinini, Callum Morton and Ricky Swallow
Our esteemed alumni of the past include: John Brack, Fred Williams, Tom Roberts, Sidney Nolan and Frederick McCubbin
Career Outcomes include: Practising visual artist; Art advisor; Conservator; Curator; Designer; Specialist artisan; Visual art industry expert; Visual art teacher
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3 years full time
No part time option
No mid-year entry or deferrals
Please refer to the University's Handbook
Refer to the University's Future Students Fees
Major Areas of Study
Drawing and Printmedia
Sculpture and Spatial Practice
5pm (EST) 27 September 2013 to guarantee you will be offered a live interview
5pm (EST) 8 November 2013 and applicants will not be guaranteed a live interview.
13 September 2013 (if attending interview in person)
30 November 2013