Visual Arts (Degree)

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
The following units are only availalbe to Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies students

Sydney College of the Arts

Visual Arts first year core units of study

Studio units
CASF1001
Studio Foundation
12      Semester 1
CAST1001
Studio 1
12    P CASF1001
Semester 2
Critical Studies units
CATE1001
Contemporary Art: an Introduction
6      Semester 1
CATE1002
The Avant-Garde
6      Semester 2
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
The following units are only availalbe to Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies students
Visual Arts studio specialisations
2000-level units of study
CAPA2001
Painting 2
12    P CAST1001 or (MSTD1111 and MSTD1112)
N MSTD2541
Semester 1
CAPA2002
Painting 3
12    P CAPA2001 or MSTD2541 or EXCH2005
N MSTD2542
Semester 2
CAPH2001
Photomedia 2
12    P CAST1001 or (MSTD1111 and MSTD1112)
N MSTD2571
Semester 1
CAPH2002
Photomedia 3
12    P CAPH2001 or MSTD2571 or EXCH2005
N MSTD2572
Semester 2
CAPR2001
Printmedia 2
12    P CAST1001 or (MSTD1111 and MSTD1112)
N MSTD2551
Semester 1
CAPR2002
Printmedia 3
12    P CAPR2001 or MSTD2551 or EXCH2005
N MSTD2552
Semester 2
CASA2001
Screen Arts 2
12    P CAST1001 or (MSTD1111 and MSTD1112)
N MSTD2581
Semester 1
CASA2002
Screen Arts 3
12    P CASA2001 or MSTD2581 or EXCH2005
N MSTD2582
Semester 2
CASC2001
Sculpture 2
12    P CAST1001 or (MSTD1111 and MSTD1112)
N MSTD2511 or MSTD2521 or MSTD2561
Semester 1
CASC2002
Sculpture 3
12    P CASC2001 or MSTD2511 or MSTD2521 or MSTD2561 or EXCH2005
N MSTD2512 or MSTD2522 or MSTD2562
Semester 2
3000-level units of study
CAPA3001
Painting 4
12    P CAPA2002 or MSTD2542 or EXCH2005
N MSTD3541
Semester 1
CAPA3002
Painting 5
12    P CAPA3001 or MSTD3541 or EXCH3005
N MSTD3542
Semester 2
CAPH3001
Photomedia 4
12    P CAPH2002 or MSTD2572 or EXCH2005
N MSTD3571
Semester 1
CAPH3002
Photomedia 5
12    P CAPH3001 or MSTD3571 or EXCH3005
N MSTD3572
Semester 2
CAPR3001
Printmedia 4
12    P CAPR2002 or MSTD2552 or EXCH2005
N MSTD3551
Semester 1
CAPR3002
Printmedia 5
12    P CAPR3001 or MSTD3551 or EXCH3005
N MSTD3552
Semester 2
CASA3001
Screen Arts 4
12    P CASA2002 or MSTD2582 or EXCH2005
N MSTD3581
Semester 1
CASA3002
Screen Arts 5
12    P CASA3001 or MSTD3581 or EXCH3005
N MSTD3582
Semester 2
CASC3001
Sculpture 4
12    P CASC2002 or MSTD2512 or MSTD2522 or MSTD2562 or EXCH2005
N MSTD3511 or MSTD3521 or MSTD3561
Semester 1
CASC3002
Sculpture 5
12    P CASC3001 or MSTD3511 or MSTD3521 or MSTD3561 or EXCH3005
N MSTD3512 or MSTD3522 or MSTD3562
Semester 2
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Critical Studies units of study

2000-level units of study
CATE2004
Life, Art and the Everyday
6    P (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or (18 junior credit points from Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Table A including (ARHT1001 or CATE1001) and (ARHT1002 or CATE1002))
Semester 1
CATE2007
The Art of Memory
6    P (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or (12 senior credit points of Art History and Theory)
Semester 1
CATE2013
Theorising Street Art

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or (BDES1011) or (12 senior credit points of Art History and Theory)
Semester 2
CATE2015
Performance Art

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or BDES1011
Semester 2
CATE2018
Global Art
6    P (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or BDES1011
Semester 1
CATE2024
Professional Practice in Visual Arts

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002)
Semester 1
CATE2025
Practising Contemporary Indigenous Art
6      Semester 2
CATE2028
Art and the Archive
6    P CATE1001 and CATE1002
Semester 2
ARHT2614
Pollock to Psychedelia

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))
Semester 1
ARHT2640
Contemporary Asian Art

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (12 junior credit points from Asian Studies)
N ARHT2040
Semester 2
ARHT2671
Art, Travel, Empires

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P ARHT1001 and ARHT1002
N ARHT2071
Semester 1
3000-level units of study
CATE3003
Fashion, the Body and Art
6    P CATE1001 and CATE1002
N CATE2017
Semester 1
CATE3004
Contemporary Realism
6    P CATE1001 and CATE1002
N CATE2021
Semester 2
CATE3005
Art and Nature
6    P CATE1001 and CATE1002
N CATE2014
Semester 2
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Elective units of study

1000-level units of study
CAEL1001
Contemporary Drawing: Experimental
6    N CADR1006
Semester 2
CAEL1002
Contemporary Drawing: Life
6    N CADR1005
Semester 1
DESA1004
Designing with Surfaces and Light
6    N DESA2612


Due to the high volume of interest in this course, all questions and enquiries will be answered in online discussion forums on eLearning, instead of in face-to-face consultation. No early results are available for this unit. No extensions will be granted because of failed internet access.
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main
DECO1006
Design Process and Methods
6      Semester 1
DECO1012
Design Programming
6      Semester 1
ENGL1011
Introduction to Film Studies
6      Semester 1
Summer Main
MUSC1506
Music in Western Culture
6    A The ability to follow a musical score while listening to the music and knowledge of elementary music theory.


This is a Foundation unit in Analysis, history and culture studies.
Semester 2
MUSC1507
Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music and Media
6    N MUSC1000 or MUSC1001 or MUSC1502
Semester 1
2000-level units of study
CAEL2039
Screen Arts: an Introduction
6    P CASF1001, or 18 junior credit points from Undergraduate Table A for Arts and Social Sciences including ENGL1011
Semester 1
CAEL2041
The Art of Sound and Noise
6      Semester 1
CAEL2042
Photography and the Darkroom
6      Semester 1
CAEL2046
Painting Music
6      Semester 1
CAEL2047
Animation

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Semester 1
CAEL2048
Investigating Clay

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Semester 2
CAEL2049
Vessel as Concept: Hot Glass Intro
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CAEL2053
Screen Printing: an Introduction
6      Semester 1
CAEL2054
Silversmithing: Exoskeleton Extension
6      Semester 2
CAEL2055
Bodyworks: Jewellery as Communication
6      Semester 1
CAEL2060
Experimental Writing Studio

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Semester 1
CAEL2069
Screenwriting and Directing
6      Semester 2
CAEL2072
Ceramics: Potter¿s Wheel as Sculptural Tool
6      Semester 1
CAEL2076
Upcycled Glass: Introducing Warm Glass

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Semester 2
CAEL2080
Etching: Expanded Workshops

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Semester 2
CAEL2082
On Location: Jewellery-Street and Gallery

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CAEL2085
Photography and the Lighting Studio
6      Semester 2
CAEL2092
Sculpture: Form and Materials
6      Semester 1
CAEL2093
Sculpture: Installation and Space
6      Semester 2
CAEL2094
Painting: Transcultural Collaborations
6    N CAEL2067
Semester 2
CAEL2095
Video Art Studio (in a post medium era)
6      Semester 2
CAPP2003
Professional Placement for Artists
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
ARHT2655
Modern Cinema: Modes of Viewing

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011)
N ARHT2055
Semester 2
ARHT2656
Film Genres and National Cinemas
6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or 18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011
N ARHT2056
Semester 1
FILM2601
Cinema Today: Traffic in Moving Images

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011) or (12 senior credit points from Digital Cultures)
Semester 2
DAAE2002
Architecture, Place and Society

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    N DESA2211
Semester 1
DECO2103
Architectural Modelling and Prototyping
6    A Basic understanding of design principles and design processes and how to apply them in practical design projects
P DESA1555 and completion of at least 36 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
MUSC2616
Noise/Sound/Music: Engaging Sonic Worlds

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6      Semester 1
MUSC2670
Music Festivals and Arts Events Management

This unit of study is not available in 2018

6    P 18 Junior credit points
Semester 1
3000-level units of study
CAEL3014
Image/Object in Photomedia
6    N CAEL2043
Semester 1
CAEL3015
Glass in Time: Advanced Hot Glass
6    P CAEL2049
N CAEL2078
Semester 1
Semester 2
CAEL3016
Experimental Film
6      Semester 1
CAEL3017
Skin and Sign: Ceramic Surfaces
6    N CAEL2073
Semester 2
CAEL3018
Introduction to Digital Publishing
6    N CAEL2052
Semester 2
CAEL3019
The Experimental Darkroom
6    P CAEL2042
Semester 2
MUSC3699
Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing
6    P 18 Junior credit points


A good working knowledge of musical terminology and vocabulary is required.
Semester 2