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Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design

BVAD

240 cp

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Melbourne Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield) NSW

Associate Degree in Visual Arts and Design
(Exit qualification only)
AssocDegVAD

160 cp
Minimum duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:

New South Wales
Prerequisites: Nil.

Victoria
Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 25 in one of art, studio arts, or visual communication and design.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degree

To qualify for the pass degree, a student must complete:

  1. 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. 40 cp from 2D Studies2;
    2. 40 cp from 3D/4D Object Design2;
    3. 40 cp from Graphic Design2;
    4. 40 cp from Art and Design History and Theory;
    5. 20 cp from Professional Development and Practice;
    6. 40 cp from Self-directed Studies;
    7. 20 cp from Mission-focused Units;

      and

  2. required Volunteer Experience.3

3. Exit Point

3.1 The Associate Degree in Visual Arts and Design is offered as an exit point from the Bachelor degree only.

3.2 A student who has completed the following requirements may exit from the course with the Associate Degree in Visual Arts and Design:

  1. 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings4, consisting of:
    1. 40 cp from 2D Studies Units;
    2. 40 cp from 3D/4D Object Design Units;
    3. 40 cp from Graphic Design Units;
    4. 40 cp from Art and Design History and Theory Units;

      and      
             
  2. required Volunteer Experience.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

2D Studies Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ARTS109 10 2D Studies 1
ARTS113 10 2D Studies 2
ARTS225 10 2D Studies 3
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in 2D Studies)
ARTS238 10 2D Studies 4
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in 2D Studies)

3D/4D Object Design Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ARTS110 10 3D/4D Object Design 1
ARTS114 10 3D/4D Object Design 2
ARTS226 10 3D/4D Object Design 3
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in 3D/4D Object Design)
ARTS239 10 3D/4D Object Design 4
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in 3D/4D Object Design)

Graphic Design Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ARTS111 10 Graphic Design 1
ARTS115 10 Graphic Design 2
ARTS227 10 Graphic Design 3
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Graphic Design Studies)
ARTS240 10 Graphic Design 4
(Pre: 10 cp from 100-level unit in Graphic Design Studies)

Media2

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
MEDA100 10 Introduction to Media Production
MEDA200 10 Audio Production
MEDA201 10 Video Production
(Pre: MEDA100 Introduction to Media Production)
MEDA202 10 2D Computer Animation 1
MEDA203 10 3D Computer Animation 1
(Pre: MEDA202 2D Computer Animation 1)

Art and Design History and Theory Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ARTS112 10 Art and Design History and Theory 1
ARTS116 10 Art and Design History and Theory 2
ARTS228 10 Art and Design History and Theory 3
ARTS231 10 Art and Design History and Theory 4

Professional Development and Practice Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ARTS325 10 Professional Practice
ARTS326 10 Internship

Mission-focused Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ARTS324 10 Art and Spirit
PHIL104 10 Introduction to Ethics

Self-Directed Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ARTS327 20 Self-Directed Studies 1
(Pre: at least 10 cp from a 200-level unit)
ARTS329 20 Self-Directed Studies 2
(Pre: ARTS327 Self-Directed Studies 1)

Volunteer Experience Unit

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ARTS232 0 Learning in the Community


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2 In Melbourne only, up to four MEDA units may substitute for units in 2D Studies and/or 3D/4D Object Design and/or Graphic Design.
3 Volunteer Experience is normally to be completed by the end of Year 2.
4 With the approval of the Course Coordinator, a student at the Melbourne campus may substitute one or more Media units, for units in 2D Studies and/or 3D/4D Object Design and/or Graphic Design.