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Bachelor of Visual Art Major Curation, Innovation & Visual Art

Bachelor of Visual Art Major Curation, Innovation & Visual Art (BVSA)
CRICOS: 103182K

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • USQ’s industry-aligned Bachelor of Visual Art aims to produce professional graduates who are creative, innovative, adaptable and entrepreneurial. In order to foster these key, employable qualities, this degree focuses on ensuring you graduate with comprehensive knowledge and technical proficiency within studio practice, as well as a strong, self-directed work ethic.
  • With a major in Curation, Innovation and Visual Art, you will acquire knowledge about the intricacies and skill of constructing artistic and creative meaning through exhibition.
  • Learn from USQ Visual Art staff who are industry professionals, engaged in longstanding research, practice, exhibition, education and advocacy.
  • Enjoy the freedom to undertake minors, majors and double majors that open up study opportunities and employment qualifications.

Further study

Upon successful completion of this degree, you can go on to study the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).

Career outcomes

  • The range of subjects in the visual arts creates a variety of potential employment opportunities including artist, curator, arts administrator, art teacher, art therapist, arts magazine writer/editor, art critic/journalist, gallery director, public arts officer, community arts officer, conservator, cultural policy writer/advisor, venue and collections manager, web designer, digital content manager, visualisation/interior designer, workshop facilitator.

Entry requirements

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Visual Arts (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at Australian Year 12 high school level. Find out more about assumed knowledge.

  • Attend an interview with portfolio (see below for more information).

Note: It is a requirement that Queensland-based students hold a current positive notice indicating that they are deemed suitable for working with children and young people whilst studying the Bachelor of Visual Art. Further information about the Blue Card or Exemption Card suitability process is available from the Blue Card Services.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Interview information

Applicants for the Bachelor of Visual Art must attend an interview and must bring with them:

  • a passport-sized photo of themselves
  • a school exit statement or evidence of previous education standard achieved
  • a portfolio of work at the interview. This should contain at least 8-10 high quality images of past artwork. Please note: it is not necessary to bring the physical work.

For registration and interview tips, please see our Auditions and interviews page. Please note that you will need to apply for your degree before registering for the interview.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
12-unit Curation, Innovation and Visual Art major 12
1 x second 8-unit major*
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x elective courses
8
Total 24

*The second 8-unit major can be chosen from any approved 8-unit major in another discipline in the School of Creative Arts (e.g. Theatre, Music, TV/Radio, Film Production etc. providing all entry requirements are met) or from an another major outside of the creative arts in consultation and with approval from the degree director.

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Students would be able to undertake internships in industry organisations e.g., Regional Art Galleries, Museums, Artist-Run Spaces, Flying Arts, as a part of particular courses within this major.

Other requirements

While studying this degree, you will need to provide some of your own art materials. Materials lists will vary depending on the studio area(s) you will undertake. Further details will be provided during Orientation Week and at the commencement of individual courses.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 26880
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 26880

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 103182K

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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