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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

Some units of study and/or placements relating to this major cannot be delivered remotely or online for students commencing their study in Semester 1, 2021. You will be required to attend in-person on campus from Semester 1, 2022.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this major

The Visual Arts major taught at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) will provide you with creative, conceptual and technical skills that can be applied across a wide range of disciplines. As the creative economy expands, skills in both digital and traditional processes, ways of thinking and communicating through image-based media have come to the fore. These are in demand across a range of industries including business, IT, design and telecommunications.

Through experimentation and research you will learn how to contextualize and develop concepts. You will realise your projects by applying skills, techniques, and material knowledge you have developed under the guidance of highly respected and knowledgeable artists and technicians.

Within the major you can elect to specialise in one of several studio areas. You will be encouraged to work across disciplinary boundaries in order to realise your ideas, while also given a grounding in the skills and history of your chosen specialism.

SCA provides you with generous access to well-equipped workshop and studio facilities in traditional and new media.

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

This major is offered by Sydney College of the Arts

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers. Examples include:

  • Artist
  • Arts writer
  • Craftsperson
  • Curator
  • Digital artist
  • Designer
  • Educator (with further tertiary qualifications)
  • Filmmaker
  • Illustrator
  • Painter
  • Product designer
  • Sound artist
  • Web and multimedia designer
  • Cultural advisor (government)
Courses that offer this major

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Units of study in this major

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