Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Visual Arts (Degree)

The following units are only available to Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies students

Visual Arts

Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, a candidate must complete 192 credit points including:
(i) 72 credit points of Studio units
(ii) 24 credit points of Art History units, of which 12 credit points must be from 1000 level and 12 credit points must be from 2000 or 3000 level.
(iii) A major from Table S, excluding the Visual Arts major
(iv) 12 credit points of Open Learning Environment units from Table O
(v) a minimum of 24 credit points at 4000 level from this table
(vi) elective units from this table, Table O or Table S where appropriate

Bachelor of Visual Arts

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Visual Arts, a candidate must complete 144 credit points including:
(i) 72 credit points of Studio units
(ii) 24 credit points of Art History units, of which 12 credit points must be from 1000 level and 12 credit points must be from 2000 or 3000 level
(iii) 48 credit points from Elective units in this table, Table O or Table S, which may, optionally include a minor or major, excluding the Visual Arts major or minor

Studio units

1000 level units of study

CASF1001
Studio Foundation 1
12      Semester 1
CASF1002
Studio Foundation 2
12    P CASF1001
N CAST1001
Semester 2

2000 level units of study

CAST2001
Studio 1
12    P CASF1002 or CAST1001
Semester 1
CAST2002
Studio 2
12    P CAST2001 or EXCH2005
Semester 2

3000 level units of study

CAST3001
Studio 3
12    P CAST2002 or EXCH2005
Semester 1
CAST3002
Studio 4
12    P CAST3001 or EXCH3005
Semester 2

Art History units

1000-level units of study
ARHT1001
Style and Substance: Introducing Art History
6      Semester 1
ARHT1002
Shock of the Now: Global Art since 1900
6      Semester 2
2000-level units of study
ARHT2614
Pollock to Psychedelia
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
ARHT2616
High Renaissance Art

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2016
Semester 2
ARHT2618
French Art, Salon to Cezanne

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2018
Semester 2
ARHT2632
Modern Australian Art and Cinema

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2032
Semester 1
ARHT2636
Contemporary Indigenous Art
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Indigenous Studies
N ARHT2036
Semester 2
ARHT2640
Contemporary Asian Art

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2040
Semester 2
ARHT2645
Arts in Imperial China

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 2
ARHT2671
Art, Travel, Empires
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2071
Semester 2
ARHT2674
Fashion and Dress: Past and Present

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
ARHT2675
Fieldwork: Art at the Gallery

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies


Taught as a three-hour block. To meet the agreement we have established with our industry partner, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, this unit will be taught as a three-hour block. This structure allows us to engage in focused and extended object-based learning activities, the logistics and pedagogy of which require an extended block of time. Teaching in a three hour block means less disruption to the gallery's schedule.
Semester 2
ARHT2676
Planetary Art: Nature, Ecology, Environment

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
ARHT2677
Art, Memory, and Identity

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 2
ARHT2678
Islamic Art and Architecture

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts
Semester 1
FILM2000
From Silent to Sound Cinema
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Film Studies major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Art History major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Visual Arts major
N ARHT2052 or ARHT2652
Semester 2
FILM2001
Memory of the World: Key Films
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Film Studies major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Art History major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Visual Arts major
N ARHT2053 or ARHT2653
Semester 1
3000-level units of study
ARHT3610
Art in the Age of Giotto
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History
N ARHT2610
Semester 2
ARHT3617
British Art and Empire

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History
N ARHT2617
Semester 2
ARHT3633
Contemporary Australian Art and Film
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2633
Semester 2
ARHT3646
Modern Art in East Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2646
Semester 1
ARHT3662
On Photography and the Wretched Screen
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History
N ARHT2662
Semester 1
ARHT3663
Gender and Sexuality in Asian Art History

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
ARHT3672
Fieldwork: Art and the City

This unit of study is not available in 2021

12    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive July
ARHT3673
Art and the Aesthetics of the Everyday
6      Semester 2
ARHT3674
Objects and Problems: Old Regime Europe

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Art History Major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 2
ARHT3675
Objects and Problems at Chau Chak Wing Museum

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 cred points at 2000 level in the Art History major
Semester 2
FILM3000
Cinematic Transformations
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Digital Cultures or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT3601
Semester 2

Elective units of study

1000-level units of study
CAEL1001
Contemporary Drawing: Experimental
6    N CADR1006
Semester 2
CAEL1002
Contemporary Drawing: Life
6    N CADR1005
Semester 1
2000-level units of study
CAEL2039
Screen Arts: an Introduction
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 1
CAEL2041
The Art of Sound and Noise
6      Semester 1
CAEL2042
Photography and the Darkroom
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Intensive July
Semester 1
CAEL2044
Radical Rock Video
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 2
CAEL2045
Site Works: Sculptural Interventions
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 2
CAEL2046
Painting Music

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6      Semester 1
CAEL2047
Animation
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 2
CAEL2048
Investigating Clay
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 1
CAEL2049
Vessel as Concept: Hot Glass Intro
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Visual Arts major or 12 credit point at 1000 level Studio Foundation units in the Bachelor of Visual Arts
Semester 1
CAEL2053
Screen Printing: an Introduction
6      Semester 2
CAEL2054
Silversmithing: Exoskeleton Extension
6      Semester 2
CAEL2055
Bodyworks: Jewellery as Communication
6      Semester 1
CAEL2060
Experimental Writing Studio

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 1
CAEL2069
Screenwriting and Directing
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 2
CAEL2072
Ceramics: Potter's Wheel as Sculptural Tool
6      Semester 2
CAEL2076
Upcycled Glass: Introducing Warm Glass
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 1
Semester 2
CAEL2080
Etching: Expanded Workshops
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 1
CAEL2081
Fusion: Jewellery and Ceramics
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 2
CAEL2083
Virtual Objects 2D

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 2
CAEL2085
Photography and the Lighting Studio
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 1
Semester 2
CAEL2086
On Site: Fieldwork and Practicums
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or Studio Foundation
Semester 1
CAEL2092
Sculpture: Introduction
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Visual Arts major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Bachelor of Visual Arts
Semester 1
CAEL2093
Sculpture: Installation and Space
6      Semester 2
CAEL2094
Painting: Transcultural Collaborations

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    N CAEL2067
Semester 2
CAEL2095
Video Art

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Visual Arts major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Bachelor of Visual Arts
Semester 2
CAEL2096
Non-Objective Painting
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts major or 12 credit points of 1000 level Studio Foundation unit in the Bachelor of Visual Arts
Semester 2
CAEL2097
Performance Art for the Internet
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Visual Arts major or 12 credit points of 1000 level Studio Foundation unit in the Bachelor of Visual Arts
Semester 1
CAEL2098
Intermediate Hot Glass
6    P CAEL2049 or relevant prior experience commensurate to a 12 x 3hrs per week introduction to glass blowing
Semester 1
Semester 2
CAEL2099
Intermediate Glass: Fusing and Slumping
6    P CAEL2076 or relevant glass fusing experience commensurating with a 12 week introductory glass fusing unit
Semester 1
Semester 2
CAEL2100
The Art of Documentary
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Visual Arts major or 12 credit points of Studio Foundation units in the Bachelor of Visual Arts
Semester 2
CAPP2003
Professional Placement for Artists
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
3000-level units of study
CAEL3014
Image/Object in Photomedia
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
N CAEL2043
Semester 1
CAEL3015
Glass in Time: Advanced Hot Glass
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Visual Arts including CAEL2049
N CAEL2078
Semester 1
Semester 2
CAEL3016
Experimental Film
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Semester 2
CAEL3017
Skin and Sign: Ceramic Surfaces
6    N CAEL2073
Semester 2
CAEL3018
Introduction to Digital Publishing
6    N CAEL2052
Semester 2
CAEL3019
Advanced Photography and the Darkroom
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Visual Arts including CAEL2042
Semester 2
CAEL3020
Critical Bodies: Performance Art Practice

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Visual Arts major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Bachelor of Visual Arts
Semester 1
CAEL3021
Expanded Painting
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or Studio Foundation
Semester 1
CAEL3022
Posters to Paste-ups

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or Studio Foundation
N CAEL2051
Semester 2