Bachelor of Visual Art

Innovation, Curation and Visual Art Major

This major explores the future of visual art and its applications within not only visual art, but also how artists within evolving new employment opportunities such as health, design, new media, architecture, museum and gallery professions and education have adapted them. A key focus of this major is how artists have historically and currently, translated their work and ideas principles as our societies evolve. Through a high level of critical reflexivity and reflectivity in the design of personalised study, students gain a broad knowledge of the historical, ideological, critical and ethical perspectives in the visual arts, and how these are used within expanded employment areas such as arts therapy, interior design and education.

Duration

3-years Full Time

6-years Part Time

Campus

Toowoomba

Online

QTAC Code

909971

909975

ATAR

60

Credit Points

24

What You Study!

You will learn about key historical, contemporary, cultural and creative ideas related to the Visual Arts both in Australia and globally.  In addition to this, you will learn how to apply this knowledge to a range of professional roles and careers including arts writing, arts research, arts management, and curation within the commercial, private, independent and government sectors.

2D Studio Foundations

Perspectives in Visual Arts – Movements, Moments and Events

3D Studio Foundations

Innovation in Art, Architecture, New Media and Design

Intermediate Studio 1

Ways of Seeing Art

Intermediate Studio 2

Artists, Works and Processes

Visual Storytelling -Building Personal and Cultural Narratives in the 21st Century

Contemporary Culture and Visual Analysis

Curational and Cultural Management

Global Cultures

VIS1001 2D Studio Foundations

VIS1100 Perspectives in Visual Arts

VIS1002 3D Studio Foundations

VIS1300 Innovation in Art, Architecture, New Media and Design

VIS2001 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.

VIS1200 Ways of Seeing Art

VIS2002 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.

VIS1400 Artists, Works and Processes

This course will examine multifaceted approaches to art practice and aesthetics, positioned within the focus of 20th and 21st century cultural and artistic theories.  Students will view and research key artists and the ways in which they articulate conceptual intentions to reach creative outcomes.  The knowledge obtained from this course will form the basis for subsequent courses about art and ideas, and provides key information for students engaged in studio-based courses or activity, who will need to become critically reflective of their own work, as practicing artists.  This course will also introduce students to discussions about the public reception of artworks, and how works can become a conversation between artist and viewer.

VIS2100 Visual Storytelling - Building Personal and Cultural Narratives in the 21st Century

Storytelling and narrative based works of art offer artists an alternative to theory driven, aesthetic or historical approaches to practice. As such, the aim of this course is to show students how ‘storytelling’ has become a vital strategy for many artists in making a connection with the societies and cultures they live in.   This course will explore acts of storytelling across a broad range of media and cultural practices, from dominant culture to sub-cultures and Indigenous practices.  This will demonstrate how personal and cultural narratives provide opportunities to engage ideas that offer audiences an unfolding engagement with the artist’s intended story. Students in this class will be researching and viewing different forms of storytelling that are within traditional and non-traditional studio activities such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and ceramics, as well as their expansion into areas such as film and social media.  Students undertaking this course should ultimately develop an understanding of how visual narratives are formed, and how the artist’s intention intersects with audience reception and expectation

VIS2200 Curational 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.

VIS3100 Contemporary Culture and Visual Analysis

This course is one of two Curation, Innovation and Cultural Management capstone courses.  The aim of these capstone courses is to facilitate the integration of advanced level learned knowledge and the industry standard for employability and project outcomes.

Contemporary art is an increasingly complex object of study at the tertiary level.  This complexity has only increased with the emergence of a global network of culture.  Students need to know and comprehend the historical, cultural and critical contexts in which their art practice will be received.  This course aims to build on the student’s cultural, theoretical and practical knowledge within a global context in the development of artistic practice.

VIS3200 Global Cultures

This course is one of two Curation, Innovation and Cultural Management capstone courses.  The aim of these capstone courses is to facilitate the integration of advanced level learned knowledge and the industry standard for employability and project outcomes.

Why Curation, Innovation and Visual Art?

Curation, Innovation and Visual Art is for those who are interested in various fields of Contemporary art, with particular emphasis on critical, written, spoken and organisational applications.  If you are passionate about the Visual Arts and want to work in a related industry, this pathway will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to engage in a range of professional outcomes.

Your Career

Depending on your areas of specialisation and choice of electives, your career options could include roles including:

Practicing artist

Curator

Arts administrator

Designer

Arts educator

Arts writer/editor

Conservator/Restorer

Community arts officer

Arts consultant

Your Career

Depending on your areas of specialisation and choice of electives, your career options could include roles including:

Practicing artist

Curator

Arts administrator

Designer

Arts educator

Arts writer/editor

Conservator/Restorer

Community arts officer

Arts consultant

Your Career

Depending on your areas of specialisation and choice of electives, your career options could include roles including:

Practicing artist

Curator

Arts administrator

Designer

Arts educator

Arts writer/editor

Conservator/Restorer

Community arts officer

Arts consultant

Your Career

Depending on your areas of specialisation and choice of electives, your career options could include roles including:

Practicing artist

Curator

Arts administrator

Designer

Arts educator

Arts writer/editor

Conservator/Restorer

Community arts officer

Arts consultant

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