Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing

Visual Art Major

The Visual Art major enables students to gain studio-based knowledge, technical proficiency, and the individual work ethic necessary for visual arts practice as a skilled professional working with communities. This is through technical development workshops, seminars, projects and studio experimentation allowing students to develop their skills and to create personalised artistic outcomes. This major is underpinned by foundational Human Services courses to equip students with the necessary knowledge to apply their creative processes in/with/and for diverse communities to assist individuals and groups to build capacity and resilience.

Duration

3-years Full Time

6-years Part Time

Campus

Toowoomba

Online

QTAC Code

909941

909945

ATAR

58.90

Credit Points

24

What You Study!

Through technical development workshops, seminars, projects and studio experimentation you will develop the skills needed to create personalised artistic outcomes in ceramics, printmaking, painting, sculpture and drawing.

Community Welfare and Development

2D Studio Foundations

Foundation of the Human Services Disciplines

3D Studio Foundations

Perspectives in Visual Arts: Movements, Moments and Events

Curatorial and Cultural Management

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Human Services Case Management

Intermediate Studio 1

Community Project 1

Intermediate Studio 2

Community Project 2

3D Studio Foundations

2D Studio Foundations

Perspectives in Visual Arts: Movements, Moments and Events

Curatorial and Cultural Management

Professional artists need a broad knowledge of museums, commercial galleries, artist-run initiatives and arts business models.  The aim of this course is to develop students’ awareness of a variety of arts industry professions and practices that are an extension of artistic practice.  This course is an industry development course that will expand the student’s knowledge and skills and personal development in the arts industry through traditional and non-traditional professions, with a focus on managerial skills and entrepreneurship.  This is integral to working towards a career in a varied range of art professions.

VIS 2001 Intermediate Studio 1

This intermediate course offers the opportunity for students to continue developing their contemporary art practice and research.  Students are encouraged to expand their knowledge of technical, conceptual, practical and observational skills related to their selected 2D and 3D studio practice areas.  This intermediate level course aims to inform students about concepts, techniques and skills needed to critically operate as a practicing visual artist.  Through independent and/or collaborative learning, this course will identify the professional issues associated with art and research practices, including interdisciplinary and/or hybrid works alongside self-reflective practices.

This course builds on the knowledge and skills gained in VIS 1001 and VIS 1002, and is integral and complementary to the understanding of VIS 2002.

VIS 2002 Intermediate Studio 2

This course builds upon the foundational visual art courses, and aims to establish a higher level of competency in and understanding of professional visual art practices.  This course aims to increase awareness of professional practices and standards that are necessary for pursuing careers in the visual arts and related creative industries.  Intermediate studios courses VIS 2001 and VIS 2002 are an important bridge between foundational and advanced studio courses, as they aim to increase the student’s ability to formulate links between art and ideas through reflection and process, and then to pursue these links in a self-directed manner.

This course builds on the knowledge and skills gained in VIS 1001 and VIS 1002, and is integral and complementary to the understanding of VIS 2001.

Students undertaking photography (minor) need to have completed FSP1003 Editing Lab 1 and FSP1001 Location Production 1 in first year.

CAW3001 Community Project 1

This course seeks to explore at an advanced level the intersection between theory and practice within the creative arts and human services sectors. Students operating at an advanced level will demonstrate capacity to think critically and to integrate ideas with practice to achieve a tangible outcome. All 3rd year students in the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing will undertake this applied project course to ensure entry level practical experience within a community setting to assist in their preparation for employment. It is particularly important that students are able to identify problems, resolve them in a creative and ethical manner, and reflect critically on the process. This course enables students to scope the relevant sector, then observe, record and participate with community while under expert supervision.

CAW3002 Community Project 2

This course seeks to explore at an advanced level the intersection between theory and practice within the creative arts and human services sectors. Students operating at an advanced level will be able to be independent and apply critical thinking to integrate their knowledge of both sectors to generate an appropriate project for implementation.  All 3rd year students in the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Community Wellbeing will undertake this applied project course to ensure entry level practical experience within a community setting to assist in their preparation for employment. It is particularly important that students are able to identify problems, resolve them in a creative and ethical manner, and reflect critically on the process. This course enables students to build on the skills and insights gained from completing CAW3001 by enacting independent practice within a community setting under limited supervision.

Why Visual Art?

The theatre making major is for those who want to make original performance. Whether you’re curious about writing, directing, performing, teaching (or maybe Drama is just your favourite subject at school), this program offers students a diverse range of experience and the foundations for a sustainable career in the creative arts. Graduates from theatre making programs at USQ have gone on to be award-winning playwrights, nationally acclaimed directors, expert academics, celebrated comedians, speciality drama teachers, arts therapists and much more.

Your Career

Graduates will understand how arts processes can be employed to enable others to grow confidence, foster trust, alleviate worry, communicate trauma, celebrate achievements, share knowledge, and feel better.  Employers could include community services (youth, indigenous, aged, refugee, homeless, unemployed), community arts, local government, hospitals/allied health, correctional services, schools, NGOs, and churches.

Career opportunities include:

Program Activities Officer

Youth Arts Worker

Community Officer – Arts, Culture and Experience

Youth Development Coach

Creative Lifestyle Facilitator

Your Career

Graduates will understand how arts processes can be employed to enable others to grow confidence, foster trust, alleviate worry, communicate trauma, celebrate achievements, share knowledge, and feel better.  Employers could include community services (youth, indigenous, aged, refugee, homeless, unemployed), community arts, local government, hospitals/allied health, correctional services, schools, NGOs, and churches.

Career opportunities include:

Program Activities Officer

Youth Arts Worker

Community Officer – Arts, Culture and Experience

Youth Development Coach

Creative Lifestyle Facilitator

Your Career

Graduates will understand how arts processes can be employed to enable others to grow confidence, foster trust, alleviate worry, communicate trauma, celebrate achievements, share knowledge, and feel better.  Employers could include community services (youth, indigenous, aged, refugee, homeless, unemployed), community arts, local government, hospitals/allied health, correctional services, schools, NGOs, and churches.

Career opportunities include:

Program Activities Officer

Youth Arts Worker

Community Officer – Arts, Culture and Experience

Youth Development Coach

Creative Lifestyle Facilitator

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