About this course
|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Visual Art|
|Year & campus||2021 — Southbank|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||12 months part-time|
This course is designed for students who have completed a degree and wish to further develop interests and skills in the visual arts. It will also serve as a refresher course for some professionals (e.g. teachers) and improve the competitiveness of those seeking entry to the Master of Contemporary Art.
The course will provide appropriate practical and theoretical coursework elements through studio workshops and studies in art history and theory.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent, or
- at least five years of documented relevant professional practice.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance and/or the professional practice.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Intended learning outcomes
The objectives of this course are to:
- provide students with an opportunity to extend their critical interest and technical skills in the disciplines of visual art;
- develop student facility with their selected visual art materials and methods appropriate to postgraduate entry level through studio workshops and supervised studio practice;
- develop awareness of professional studio and critical practices that comprise the contemporary art profession;
- demonstrate through critical writing and discussion the capacity to articulate judgements and opinions that reflect an understanding of the field.
At the completion of the course students should be able to:
- demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
- demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century;
- demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas.
50-point program of compulsory subjects.
Students may complete this course over 12 months, or 24 months part-time.
Sample course plans can be viewed here.
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|FINA60008||Studio Materials and Methods A||
|FINA60010||Studio Materials and Methods B||
|FINA60011||Contemporary Art Practice A||
|FINA60012||Contemporary Art Practice B||
|FINA60013||Critical Issues in Contemporary Art A||
|FINA60014||Critical Issues in Contemporary Art B||
Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to apply for the Master of Contemporary Art (coursework).
Last updated: 23 February 2021