About this course
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates will be able to:
- apply technical skills and knowledge required in the creation of artworks for professional contemporary art practice;
- articulate key concepts and personal insights in the discussion of contemporary art;
- implement style and character through artworks to the independent and self-driven demands of ideas and exhibition contexts;
- work collaboratively within a creative process to create professional exhibition outcomes;
- combine technical and analytical skills and knowledge to contribute to studio and exhibition outcomes that create pathways to prospective career paths;
- create and maintain professional networks within the contemporary art industry;
- employ safe work and best practices in the making and exhibition of visual art.
Refer to Graduate Attributes.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) will have developed the following skills and attributes that allow them to be:
- demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional artist/practitioner in the 21 Century;
- have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and of the ethics of artistic practices and scholarship;
- have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s);
- reach a high level of achievement in artistic practice, writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication;
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
- be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies.
Knowledgeable across disciplines:
- critically examine, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a range of disciplines;
- expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects;
- have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems;
- have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment.
Leaders in communities:
- initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces;
- have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations;
- mentor future generations of learners;
- engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs.
Attuned to cultural diversity:
- value different cultures and their cultural forms of practice;
- be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work;
- have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community;
- respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values.
Active global citizens:
- understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society;
- accept social and civic responsibilities;
- be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment;
- have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics.
Last updated: 6 July 2021