Contextualised Graduate Attributes



Research and enquiry
Information literacy
Personal and intellectual autonomy
Ethical, social and professional understanding
Communication

Research and enquiry

Graduates of the Sydney College of the Arts create new knowledge and understanding through the process of research and inquiry, and:

  • participate in research activities that are innovative and achieve standards of excellence
  • possess an in-depth understanding of contemporary art practices, histories and theories that informs their own creative processes
  • employ appropriate materials and technologies in developing creative research outcomes for publication and exhibition.

Information literacy

Graduates of the Sydney College of the Arts use information effectively in a range of contexts and:

  • apply information to pursue the creation of knowledge and art.
  • use appropriate technologies and media to effectively gather information including images from a range of sources.
  • critically evaluate information including images from a wide range of sources.
  • understand the protocols and the cultural and ethical issues surrounding the gathering and use of information including images.

Personal and intellectual autonomy

Graduates of the Sydney College of the Arts work independently and sustainably in a way that is informed by openness, curiosity and a desire to meet new challenges, and:

  • are independent learners capable of reflectively assessing their own goals and strategies for achieving them
  • are intellectually curious and capable of rigorous and independent thinking
  • possess a personal vision that is sustainable and socially and ethically aware.

Ethical, social and professional understanding

Graduates of the Sydney College of the Arts hold personal values and beliefs consistent with their role as responsible members of local, national, international and professional communities, and:

  • are responsible and accountable for their own learning and professional practice
  • interact or collaborate with others in creative art projects in ways that value the diversity and equality of others, and facilitate their contribution to the wider community
  • engage critically with social, cultural and ethical issues and apply local and international perspectives to extend creative practice
  • recognise the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to contemporary Australia and engage ethically and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and material.

Communication

Graduates of the Sydney College of the Arts use and value communication as a tool for negotiating and creating new understanding, interacting with others, and furthering their own learning, and:

  • use all forms of communication to further their own learning and develop a critical, contemporary art practice
  • communicate creatively and effectively to a range of audiences in different settings for various purposes
  • use all forms of communication to creatively interact with and relate to others.