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Visual Arts

About the major

Students enrolled in degrees other than the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies can take a major or minor in Visual Arts as part of their undergraduate studies.

First year introduces you to visual art practice to further extend your conceptual understanding and creative skills, theory and practice and the wide variety of media and disciplines within SCA's well-equipped studios, by focusing on project-based creative learning experiences in two-dimensional (2D) (image), three-dimensional (3D) (sculpture), four-dimensional (4D) (screen) and x-dimensional (XD) (interdisciplinary) practices.

In second year you can choose from a broad range of visual arts selectives, including ceramics, glass, jewellery painting, photomedia, printmedia, screen arts and sculpture; as well as a range of units growing out of experimental practices, the expanded field and art history. You may elect to develop depth by enrolling in complementary disciplinary units. Alternatively, you may wish to develop your interdisciplinary practice by enrolling in a broader range of units.

Third year deepens your engagement with visual arts and contemporary culture, through intensive studio-based projects that are increasingly self-directed. As with second year, a broad range of disciplinary units are offered, that encourage proactive and idiosyncratic conceptual development, along with the deepening of your existing technical expertise. Further, the principles of practice-led research are established in a way that maintains the ability to find a specific focal point alongside the potential to explore a shifting or interdisciplinary mode of art making.

Requirements for completion

The Visual Arts major and minor requirements are listed in the Visual Arts unit of study table.

Advanced coursework

Requirements and units of study for advanced coursework can be found on the advanced coursework units of study page.


Honours is not available for students in the Visual Arts major. Honours is only available for students completing the Bachelor of Visual Arts or an equivalent degree.

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