Diploma in Creative Arts (Visual Arts)

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  • Entry requirements
    Students who are currently enrolled in a degree course at the University of Melbourne.
  • Academic title
    Diploma in Creative Arts (Visual Arts)
  • Course description
    The Diploma in Creative Arts allows students to undertake studies equivalent to a major in one area of study in creative arts while completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne.

    The Diploma in Creative Arts has as its objectives that graduates should be able to:

        *explore new ways of preparing artists to work in interdisciplinary contexts;
        * focus on international influences and the intercultural context of the emerging global community;
        * facilitate the multi-skilling appropriate for graduates who will have a number of career changes in their lifetimes;
        *emphasise new technologies and new forms which are emerging through the application of these technologies;
        *explore ways to strengthen the interface between theory and practice, particularly by deconstructing the art of diverse cultures during different periods of time in order to identify the expressive modes and aesthetics which are common to humankind;
        *use core curriculum and community extension activities to develop critical forums which will challenge and change the cultural industry;
        * increase the health of the cultural ecology by promoting better understanding between arts producers, managers, critics and consumers.

    Course Structure & Available Subjects:    

    The diploma usually consists of a three-year sequence of study, and adds one year to the duration of the student's degree course. Students will complete 25 points of first-year and usually 25 points of second-year and 50 points of third-year studies in an area of Creative Arts. Students who have already completed studies in their chosen area of study may be permitted to complete 100 points of study at second/third year instead of the above structure.

    Areas of study available

    Students must complete a three-year sequence from one of the following areas of study:

        * Creative Writing

        * Visual Media

        * Theatre Studies

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