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  • Research Methods (Production)THTR40009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    A weekly seminar that begins to introduce and examine the relationship between research and practice within the context of practice led research. This seminar acquaints students with a range of research methods and research paradigms, key issues and practical skills relevant to the creative arts....

  • Concepts and Creativity 3 (Internship)THTR30021

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    This subject involves completion of a minimum of 180 hours internship with an approved partner organization or individual artist. Internships provide opportunities for integrating, academic learning, employability skills and attributes and an improved knowledge of organisations, workplace culture...

  • Discipline Skills B (Lighting Design)THTR60039

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Discipline Skills B (Lighting Design) is a further development of the material introduced in Discipline Skills A (Lighting Design). At the completion of the course students should have developed an understanding of the scope and special needs of events for example Rock and Roll, Corporate Theatre...

  • Performing Arts Practice 3 (SM)THTR30027

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    This subject is an extension of the practical skills taught in Performing Arts Practice 2B (SM) Performing Arts Practice 3 (SM) is the subject where creative and technical knowledge and experience gained over the previous two years is tested and consolidated in a practical performance environment...

  • Performing Arts Practice 3A (DR)THTR30028

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This is the subject where creative and technical knowledge and experience gained over the previous two years is tested and consolidated in a practical environment. Through negotiation involving career planning, students are assigned a project. The students will be given project guidelines and par...

  • Applied Project A (Design)THTR90006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to the theory and process of designing for live performance. A range of approaches will be explored through considering current and historical thinking about the role design plays in live performance and applying these ideas in a series of studio‐based projects.

  • Hashtag CyberstarTHTR30042

    Offered:Summer Term, Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    #Cyberstar is the subject that guides the student to create, host, and promote the student’s artistic practice online. In #Cyberstar the student aims to build a complete online portfolio. The subject covers contemporary web design techniques, engages with design to build context around the work, ...

  • Applied Project B (Design)THTR90007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students are able to further extend technical and creative knowledge through studio-based design projects. Students may also have the opportunity to be assigned to placements on productions mounted either within or beyond the Victorian College of the Arts. The placements introduc...

  • Design Realisation 3BTHTR30023

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject expands on the knowledge and skills acquired in Design Realisation 3A allowing students to research and develop a project based on a specified theme and to realise an element of that project in accordance with their area of specialization. Students will have the opportunity to work i...

  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Art AFINA60013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides students with an introduction to critical argumentation in the visual arts by addressing significant issues and topics in the field of contemporary art. In particular, the course examines the relation between the critical concepts of vanguard modernism and postmodernist “tra...

  • Studio Studies 3FINA20027

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Building on Studio Studies 2, students are expected to be more responsible for the direction of their work. Individual development is encouraged and the lecturer's role becomes increasingly one of facilitating independent art practice. At this level sustained exploration and experimentation with ...

  • Studio Studies 2FINA10034

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Building on the range of studio practice components introduced in Studio Studies 1, students will be expected to demonstrate a higher degree of conceptual aesthetic and practical ability in their work and begin to establish a more consistent self-directed studio practice. At this level there is a...

  • Related Studies PhotographyFINA10030

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This programme comprises two parts: Part A is a one hour lecture examining the phenomenon of the photograph as it relates to particular artists and art movements intrinsic to the history and contemporary understanding of the Photographic.Part B comprises a series of three hour project based class...

  • Related Studies PaintingFINA10028

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    An intensive experimental program designed to foster artistic and conceptual strengths, informing and underpinning individual research in the first year studio program. Practical lines of enquiry will be examined through a series of set projects. While the emphasis will be on drawing, students wi...

  • Related Studies Sculpture & Spatial PracFINA10031

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The development of object and spatial generating abilities, drawing and observational skills, and the articulation of these in an expanded sculptural and spatial context. A series of 12 studio workshops where students will experiment with a range of observation, translation and generating methods...

  • Introduction to Printmaking ProcessesFINA20033

    Offered:Summer Term, February, Semester 1, June, Winter Term, Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will introduce students to the unique possibilities inherent in printmaking processes, with a technical focus on monotype, relief and intaglio techniques. Alongside this workshop focus, students will be introduced to the key historical moments in the evolution of printmaking through ...

  • Light in PerformanceFINA20043

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Light is an essential ingredient in any performance – without light there is nothing to see. This subject examines how through the use of colour, texture, rhythm and intensity,  light can be used as a dramaturgical tool in the development of a performance. This subject also explores the close rel...

  • Under Camera AnimationFINA20036

    Offered:Summer Term, February, June, Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    In this subject each student will make a film using the “under camera animation” technique. This animation technique involves the creation of an animation through frame-by-frame imagery, photographing each frame with a tablet and then combining these photographs into an animated film. The potenti...

  • Travelling Art StudioFINA20046


    The Travelling Art Studio is an intensive study abroad subject that exposes students to a deeper and contextual understanding of the production and presentation of art in an international context. Students will travel to an international destination in Europe or Asia where they will have first-ha...

  • Art and the BotanicalFINA20044

    Offered:Summer Term, February, June, Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This practice-based drawing subject focuses on developing skills and techniques in botanical drawing, using drawing and watercolour media. Students will be introduced to specialist botanical drawing techniques, working from both live plants and botanical specimens from the University Cultural Col...