Visual Art

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.

Independently led studio practice is a focus of the discipline. 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.

Lucina Lane, 2013, l-r Worlds Wurst, Enamel on canvas, and Painting, Enamel and Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Photo: Drew Echberg, VCA Graduate Exhibition, 2013

At undergraduate level, artists work within four distinct mediums; Drawing and Printmedia, 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.

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.