Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours
About this course
Honours in Visual Arts is a separate fourth year of study that is undertaken following the successful completion of a relevant undergraduate degree. It provides an opportunity to engage in advanced studio enquiry in contemporary arts practice in conjunction with academic research training. Students study Research Methodology and Creative Project units.
The degree provides opportunity for intellectual stimulation and academic and artistic achievements. This enables students to prepare for further postgraduate study such as a PhD and/or a professional artistic career. Students are supported through School-wide facilities and resources as well as specialised, individual visual arts supervision.
Prior to lodging an application, interested applicants must contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic. For more information refer to the School of Arts and Social Sciences Honours information
Graduates typically become practicing artists and visual arts researchers within the context of contemporary practice.
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Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The Academic Skills team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
Equipment and facilities
Southern Cross University provides students with modern well equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audiovisual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
Table of contents
The Honours course comprises the equivalent of eight (8) units (96 credit points) of study and includes a research methodology unit and a research project.
Schedule of units
How to apply
Interested applicants need to contact the School directly to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application. Apply directly to the University.
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