Visual Art is taught in an immersive, studio and workshop-based environment that offers artists the opportunity to develop their technical and conceptual skills across a wide range of methodologies.

Alumnus artist Fred Fowler with works for his Gorman collaboration. Photo: Drew Echberg, 2015.

Study Visual Art at the VCA

Independently led studio practice is a focus of Visual Art at the VCA. Artists are expected to develop studio projects that require investigation and experimentation with a range of concepts, materials, techniques and processes.

Critical and theoretical studies and professional arts practice skills subjects provide you with the skills to pursue the practice of a professional working artist, and allow you to critically engage in the debates of contemporary visual art.

Regular student exhibitions and the annual end-of-year exhibitions form an important part of the discipline’s curriculum and offer the opportunity to engage the wider public in your work.

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Areas of study

At undergraduate level, artists work within four distinct mediums; Drawing and Printmaking, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture and Spatial Practice with opportunity to explore all mediums through related studies subjects. Graduate students’ practice incorporates the methods and ideas of a variety of mediums.

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