- Undertake advanced work in social practice
- Develop fluency in the conceptual and practical issues involved in engaging communities
- Develop your capacity as a better informed, skilled and more articulate artist
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (Social Practice and Community Engagement) is for students that have completed an undergraduate degree in the creative arts, either at the Victorian College of the Arts or another institution, who wish to develop their research ability and extend their creative practice in communities outside a traditional arts context.
It is a year-long program that allows you to undertake advanced work in social practice, develop fluency in the conceptual and practical issues involved in engaging communities, and further develop your capacity as a better informed, skilled and more articulate artist.
The program for 2019 is centred around intensive site visits in Melbourne, Central Australia and Indonesia with leading social practice artists, providing inspiration and insight as you develop your final work. You will develop an independent major project (or series of projects) and related research essay under the guidance of your supervisor.
The course also introduces you to practice-led research skills and develops your capacity for devising, defining and managing a major project. The program offers a direct pathway to a higher research degree as well as equipping you to work as a social practice artist and in broader arts and community settings.