Learning outcomes:

  • Introduces you to practice-led research skills and develops your capacity for devising, defining and managing a major project
  • Extends your technical facility, artistic sensibility and creative capacities to deepen your knowledge of visual art through artistic mentorship and academic supervision
  • Introduce you to practice-based research and to a range of research methodologies

Course Description

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (Visual Art) is for students that have completed an undergraduate degree in the visual arts, either at the Victorian College of the Arts or another institution, who wish to extend their practice and develop their research ability. It is a year-long program that allows you to undertake advanced work in the visual arts, develop a high level of studio practice and further develop your capacity as a better informed, skilled and more articulate visual artist.

The program culminates in a public exhibition of your work as part of the Graduate Exhibition at the School of Art. The program provides an opportunity for you, under the guidance of your supervisor, to engage in independent research in your chosen field of artistic practice. During the year you produce a major creative work, or series of works, and a related research paper. The course also introduces you to practice-led research skills and develops your capacity for devising, defining and managing a major project. The program offers a direct pathway to a higher research degree as well as equipping you to work as a professional practicing artist in your chosen field of specialisation.

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