(The same applies for the Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies!).
Short answer: Very.
First year: You’ll being by looking at art practice in two-dimensions (painting, drawing) and three-dimensions (sculpture, glass, ceramics) of creative practice.
Second year: You’ll select one area to focus on through project work. This is where you’ll start to explore your own ideas and artistic voice.
As well as tailored, hands-on workshops you’ll also develop your ability to research and contextualise your creative practice through studying art history.
Third year: This is where everything you've learned comes together and you create a final artwork for the graduate exhibition.
Short answer: They’re really new and they’re really good. We’re one of the best equipped art schools in the Southern Hemisphere.
We’re now on the main university campus in Camperdown. Classes take place in the historic Old Teachers’ College, which has undergone an extensive, multimillion dollar redesign and refurbishment.
The new building has heaps of room – we have brand new studios for painting, photography, ceramics, jewellery and everything in between, as well as galleries, and spaces that house next-gen tech including virtual reality units.
Short answer: Up to two.
In addition to your primary major, you’ll complete either a second major or a minor from our Shared Pool.
(Btw: If you study the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, you have to take a second major from the shared pool).
What's the difference between a major and a minor? Check out this handy page.
Our degrees provide you with the training and knowledge to thrive not only in a contemporary art environment but the broader workforce.
Our grads are employed across a wide range of careers and roles, including: artist, arts journalist, commercial art director, craftsperson, creative director, cultural officer or program manager, curator, digital producer, educator (with further tertiary qualiﬁcations!), ﬁlm producer or ﬁlmmaker, innovation manager, web and interaction designer.
Visual Arts is focused on providing you with the conceptual, theoretical and technical skills you need to succeed as a practising artist or in a range of careers in the creative industries. Taught primarily at Sydney College of the Arts, you will have access to our gallery spaces, art studios, practical expertise and shared postgraduate culture.
In addition to meeting the academic admission criteria for our Bachelor of Visual Arts, Bachelor of Visual Arts and combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies degrees you will need to submit a portfolio of your artwork.
*Available to all students studying the Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Economics, as well as all combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies degrees, except for the Bachelor of Visual Arts / Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
The Master of Moving Image offers you a hands-on education in contemporary moving image production by teaching you how to develop a film project from concept to screen. Taught at Sydney College of the Arts, where you will have access to our editing laboratory, gallery spaces, art studios, practical expertise and shared postgraduate culture.