Learning outcomes:

  • Obtain knowledge and skills to maintain an independent artistic practice
  • Develop confidence to undertake experimental technical/artistic approaches in developing set projects
  • Develop understanding of topics in contemporary art criticism and aesthetic theory

Course Description

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) offers an immersive, studio-based environment that fosters self-directed studio practice in your choice of Drawing & Printmedia, Painting, Photography or Sculpture & Spatial Practice.

This is a specialist course that develops your practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the visual arts. From the beginning your studio projects are expected to demonstrate 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.

From your first day in the program, VCA provides you with studio and workshop facilities where you can explore both traditional and new media under the guidance of our lecturers. Aside from studio practice, you also undertake critical studies subjects that introduce you to the diversity of contemporary arts practices.

Visual art graduates work as practicing visual artists and a variety of associated industries and professions including; conservators, curators, designers and educators.

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