Visual Art

The School of Art at the VCA offers practical training to students who have passion for the visual arts.

 

FINA10035 Nature Morte: 21st Century Perspective

Engaging drawing and painting techniques and processes, this subject is designed for students who have little or no practical experience in art making. Commencing with figurative drawing, you are introduced to ways of visualising relevant, abstract concepts as they relate to the still-life genre. Multi-disciplinary investigations around the inanimate object also focus on the dynamics of colour and pictorial space. Theoretical discussions explore the human relationship to abstract ideas and the evolution of the still life convention. Projects are set in both practical and theoretical areas. This subject has a fixed number of places available, so be sure to enrol early and register into your group.

Campus: Southbank

Offered in: Semester 2

No audition required

Contact hours: 36

Practical subject

 

FINA10036 The Body: Facts and Fictions

Our changing notions of 'what it is to be human' affect how we represent ourselves. This practice-based subject focuses on figurative drawing and is designed for students who have had little or no experience in visual art making. Students are introduced to specialist drawing practices and 3D modelling through life drawing and related approaches to imaging the human form. The studio program is delivered alongside formal lectures and seminars that explore the nexus between theory and practice by critically examining the representation of the human figure in the context of significant visual art genres and pictorial convention. Projects are set in both the theoretical and practical areas.

Campus: Southbank

Offered in: Semester 1

No audition required

Contact hours: 36

Practical subject

 

FINA10037 Drawing on Animation Intensive

In this subject students learn animation under camera technique which is a drawing and erasing method on the same surface followed by photographing each image with a digital still camera in order to create an animated film. The technique explores the immediacy of a drawing language and experimental animation. Students study the craft and structure of animation, experimenting with drawing, stop motion practices, object animation and collage all under camera. This subject has a fixed number of places available, so be sure to enrol early and register into your group.

Campus: Southbank

Offered in: Summer (February) and Winter (July) semesters

No audition required

Contact hours: 36

Practical subject

 

FINA20026 Painting Techniques Intensive

Introduces you to the techniques and processes used in contemporary painting. Through project-based experimentation students are guided through a range of different painting techniques and their application in the production of aesthetically and materially developed artworks. This subject aims to create an informed and critical methodology for the use of contemporary painting technology as a vehicle for imaging ideas. It is also concerned with developing skills and a visual language through a range of painting media. This subject has a fixed number of places available, so be sure to enrol early and register into your group.

Campus: Southbank

Offered in: Summer (February) and Winter (July) semesters

No audition required

Contact hours: 36

Practical subject

 

Introduction to Printmaking Processes Intensive

Introduces you to the unique possibilities inherent in printmaking processes, with a technical focus on monotype, relief and intaglio techniques. You will learn key historical moments in the evolution of printmaking through an introductory lecture encompassing the fundamental technological innovations that have impacted printmaking, as well as the major terms of reference allowing you to engage with printmaking terminology in a workshop environment. This subject has a fixed number of places available, so be sure to enrol early and register into your group.

Campus: Southbank

Offered in: Summer (February) and Winter (July) semesters

No audition required

Contact hours: 60 over a 10 day period

Practical subject