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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design Honours degree is a higher level of study available to BVAD graduates and other eligible external applicants who wish to undertake research-based practice in studio art, graphic design and art and design history and theory into an honours fourth year.
  • Entry requirements
    Prerequisites Completion of the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design pass degree or equivalent, normally within the last five years. The pass degree must have been completed at least a credit average including at least four of the units in the major sequence of the discipline of the Honours course and the student must have satisfied the prerequisites for units to be undertaken in the Honours degree.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design (Honours)
  • Course description
    Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design (Pass and Honours)
    BVAD

    240 cp (Pass)

    Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

    80 cp (Honours)

    Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

    EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

    1. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degree

    To qualify for the Pass degree, a student must complete:

    240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

       1.  
             1. 40 cp from 2D Studies35;
             2. 40 cp from 3D/4D Object Design35;
             3. 40 cp from Graphic Design35;
             4. 40 cp from Art and Design History and Theory;
             5. 20 cp from Professional Development and Practice;
             6. 40 cp from Self-directed Studies;
             7. 20 cp from Mission-focussed Units;

                and

       2. required Volunteer Experience.36

    2. Requirements for Completion of the Honours Degree

    To qualify for the Honours degree a student must, in addition to satisfying the requirements of the Pass degree, complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Honours Units.
    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

    2D Studies Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    ARTS109     10     2D Studies 1
    ARTS113     10     2D Studies 2
    ARTS225     10     2D Studies 3 (Pre: 10 cp from 100-level 2D Studies unit)
    ARTS238     10     2D Studies 4 (Pre: 10 cp from 100-level 2D Studies unit)

    3D/4D Object Design Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    ARTS110     10     3D/4D Object Design 1
    ARTS114     10     3D/4D Object Design 2
    ARTS226     10     3D/4D Object Design 3 (Pre: 10 cp from 100-level 3D/4D Studies unit)
    ARTS239     10     3D/4D Object Design 4 (Pre: 10 cp from 100-level 3D/4D Studies unit)

    Graphic Design Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    ARTS111     10     Graphic Design 1
    ARTS115     10     Graphic Design 2
    ARTS227     10     Graphic Design 3 (Pre: 10 cp from 100-level Graphic Design Studies unit)
    ARTS240     10     Graphic Design 4 (Pre: 10 cp from 100-level Graphic Design Studies unit)

    Media37
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    MEDA100     10     Introduction to Media Production
    MEDA201     10     Video/Film Production (Pre: MEDA100 Introduction to Media Production)
    MEDA202     10     2D Computer Animation 1
    MEDA203     10     3D Computer Animation 1 (MEDA202 2D Computer Animation 1)

    Art and Design History and Theory Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    ARTS112     10     Art and Design History and Theory 1
    ARTS116     10     Art and Design History and Theory 2
    ARTS228     10     Art and Design History and Theory 3
    ARTS231     10     Art and Design History and Theory 4

    Professional Development and Practice Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    ARTS325     10     Professional Practice
    ARTS326     10     Internship

    Mission-focussed Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    PHIL104     10     Introduction to Ethics
    ARTS324     10     Art and Spirit

    Self-Directed Studies
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    ARTS327     20     Self-Directed Studies 1 (Pre: at least 10 cp in 200-level units)
    ARTS329     20     Self-Directed Studies 2 (Pre: ARTS327 Self-Directed Studies 1)

    Volunteer Experience Unit
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    ARTS232     0     Volunteer Experience

    Schedule of Honours Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    ARTS405     10     Practices of Research in Art and Design
    ARTS406     10     Issues of Ethical Practice in Art and Design
    ARTS407     10     Advanced Studies in Art and Design
    ARTS408     20     Research Thesis/Research Studio Practice A
    ARTS409     30     Research Thesis/Research Studio Practice B

    35 In Melbourne only, up to four MEDA units may substitute for units in 2D Studies and/or 3D/4D Object Design and/or Graphic Design.
    36 Volunteer Experience is normally to be completed by the end of Year 2.
    37 In Melbourne only, up to four MEDA units may substitute for units in 2D Studies and/or 3D/4D Object Design and/or Graphic Design.

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