Visual Arts (Degree)

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Visual Arts (Degree)

The following units are only available to Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies students

Visual Arts

Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, a candidate must complete 192 credit points including:
(i) 72 credit points of Studio units
(ii) 24 credit points of Art History units, of which 12 credit points must be from 1000 level and 12 credit points must be from 2000 or 3000 level.
(iii) A major from Table S, excluding the Visual Arts major
(iv) 12 credit points of Open Learning Environment units from Table O
(v) a minimum of 24 credit points at 4000 level from this table
(vi) elective units from this table, Table O or Table S where appropriate

Bachelor of Visual Arts

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Visual Arts, a candidate must complete 144 credit points including:
(i) 72 credit points of Studio units
(ii) 24 credit points of Art History units, of which 12 credit points must be from 1000 level and 12 credit points must be from 2000 or 3000 level
(iii) 48 credit points from Elective units in this table, Table O or Table S, which may, optionally include a minor or major, excluding the Visual Arts major or minor

Studio units

1000 level units of study

CASF1001
Studio Foundation 1
12      Semester 1
CASF1002
Studio Foundation 2
12    P CASF1001
N CAST1001
Semester 2

2000 level units of study

CAST2001
Studio 1
12    P CASF1002 or CAST1001
Semester 1
CAST2002
Studio 2
12    P CAST2001 or EXCH2005
Semester 2

3000 level units of study

CAST3001
Studio 3
12    P CAST2002 or EXCH2005
Semester 1
CAST3002
Studio 4
12    P CAST3001 or EXCH3005
Semester 2

Art History units

1000 level units of study
ARHT1001
Style and Substance: Introducing Art History
6      Semester 1
ARHT1002
Shock of the Now: Global Art since 1900
6      Semester 2
2000 level units of study
ARHT2614
Pollock to Psychedelia
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
ARHT2640
Contemporary Asian Art
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2040
Semester 2
ARHT2671
Art, Travel, Empires
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2071
Semester 2
ARHT2616
High Renaissance Art
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2016
Semester 2
ARHT2676
Planetary Art: Nature, Ecology, Environment
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
Semester 1
ARHT2653
Memory of the World: Key Films

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or 18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011 or 6 Senior credit points from ICLS
N ARHT2053
Semester 1
ARHT2678
Islamic Art and Architecture
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Art History major or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 2
ARHT2632
Modern Australian Art and Cinema
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2032
Semester 1
ARHT2674
Fashion and Dress: Past and Present
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
ARHT2677
Art, Memory, and Identity
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
Semester 2
ARHT2652
From Silent to Sound Cinema
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2052
Semester 2
3000 level units of study
ARHT3673
Art and the Aesthetics of the Everyday
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Art History major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
ARHT3636
Issues in Indigenous Art
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Indigenous Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2636
Semester 2
ARHT3646
Modern Art in East Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2646
Semester 1
ARHT3677
CInema Spectatorship
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Film Studies major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2655
Semester 1
ARHT3674
Objects and Problems: Old Regime Europe
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Art History Major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 2
ARHT3633
Contemporary Australian Art and Film
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2633
Semester 2
ARHT3601
Cinematic Transformations
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Digital Cultures or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 2

Elective units of study

CAPP2003
Professional Placement for Artists
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Honours

In addition to the requirements in the degree resolutions, admission to Honours in Visual Arts requires:
(i) completion of the requirements of the pass degree of the Bachelor of Visual Arts, or a Major in Visual Arts in an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney or an equivalent degree from another university with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65 across all 2000- and 3000-level units; and
(ii) presentation of a research proposal outlining the proposed topic of investigation; and
(iii) for students not in the Bachelor of Visual Arts, presentation of a portfolio of creative work demonstrating level of expertise for honours level.
(i) 36 credit points of 4000-level core Honours units, either by studio practice and research paper; or by dissertation.
Achievement of Honours in Visual Arts requires 36 credit points of 4000-level core Honours units, either by studio practice and research paper; or by dissertation from this table:

By studio practice and research paper

CAHO4005
Research Honours Seminar
6    C CAHO4001 or CAHO4003
Semester 1

By dissertation

CAHO4005
Research Honours Seminar
6    C CAHO4001 or CAHO4003
Semester 1

Advanced Coursework

The requirements for advanced coursework in Art History are described in the degree resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
24-36 credit points of advanced study will be included in the table for 2020.