If you want to be at the forefront of engaging the visual arts in the wider community as a way of capturing and reshaping our stories as a culture then the Bachelor of Visual Arts at USQ is for you. The degree aims to produce industry ready graduates who are creative, innovative, adaptable and entrepreneurial. In order to foster these key employable qualities, the BVSA focuses on producing graduates with a comprehensive knowledge of and technical proficiency within studio practice, as well as a strong, self-directed work ethic. The degree will give students the skills to become a professional artist creating personalised artistic outcomes as a visual representation of the student’s voice. This degree explores the future of visual art and its applications within evolving new employment opportunities in the 21st century such as health, design, new media, architecture, museum and gallery professions, and education. Through a high level of idea and technical development in the design of personalised study, students gain a broad knowledge of the visual arts and its position within flexible and innovative career opportunities in professional creative industries.
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 Theatre. Further information about the Blue Card or Exemption Card suitability process is available from the Blue Card Services via http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
Curation, innovation and visual art; visual art studio practice.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.
English (Units 3 and 4, C); Visual Art (Units 3 and 4, C)
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Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
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ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
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Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
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The range of courses 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/adviser, venue and collections manager, web designer, digital content manager, visualisation/interior designer, workshop facilitator.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time