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The Visual Arts major provides a mix of studio-based fine art and art and design history and theory electives. Emphasis is placed on students experiencing a range of professional practice opportunities such as entering their work in art competitions, writing publish-ready interviews, articles and art reviews and presenting their artwork in group exhibitions in the ACU gallery. Students are trained by staff who are active practitioners in their field and benefit from small class sizes in an intimate studio environment. Students on an education pathway choose units in the visual arts major that will prepare them for primary and secondary level teaching. The art history and theory units have resulted in career outcomes as freelance art reviewers, educational officers in galleries and research assistant positions in academia. The practical art units have resulted in students working toward solo exhibitions and curating group shows of their peers' work in artist-run spaces.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.
A student must complete 80 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
a. at least 10 cp from 100-level units (Part A)
b. at least 40 cp from 200-level units (Part B)
c. at least 20 cp from 300-level units (Part C)
*Students in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary and Special Education) must complete 60 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of no more than 2 units at 100-level and at least 2 units at 300-level.
*Students may not include more than 20cp of Graphic Design units within the Visual Arts Major