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Honours in Design Arts and Visual Arts

Honours in Design Arts and Visual Arts

Dean Butters, Hollywood Film Still #1, 2010 film still
Ashley Bauman, Mineral treasury, 2011, mixed media dimensions variable
John Carey, Portrait #55 (detail), 2011, tusche on paper 90 x 60 cm

The Bachelor of Design Arts Honours and Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours programs give those who have excelled in a relevant Bachelor degree the opportunity to develop and extend their abilities. Each offers a focused program of investigation as preparation for higher degree study and/or for high level independent professional practice.

A research proposal is submitted as part of the application process and on admission students engage in a two semester-long Design Arts Studio Research or Visual Arts Research Project under the supervision of Workshop staff. On completion, assessment is based on a body of visual art or design works or a digital production. This is accompanied by a 5000 word exegesis discussing the project’s development and outlining its historical/theoretical and cultural contexts. Applications are welcomed from both national and international students in the following areas:

BDA Honours: Ceramics Design Arts, Furniture Design Arts, Glass Design Arts, Gold and Silversmithing Arts or Textiles Design Arts. Projects in other Workshops may be negotiated.

BVA Honours: Animation & Video/Digital Arts, Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Gold and Silversmithing, Painting, Photomedia, Printmedia and Drawing, Sculpture or Textiles.

Please see Programs and Courses for more details about the Design Arts Honours and Visual Arts Honours programs, and for a video that gives a sense of the student experience of the Honours program, click here.

More information about Honours can also be found on the College of Arts and Social Sciences Honours page.

Study details

Bachelor of Design Arts (Honours)

Academic Plan: HDESA
1 year full-time
48 units
Program details

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)

Academic Plan: HVART
1 year full-time
48 units
Program details

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