In this course students are encouraged to specialise or to diversify in line with contemporary practice in the visual arts. The strong lecture and studio sequence of Studio: Practice and Theory subjects is structured to accelerate development in the range and depth of students’ creative concepts and contextual awareness. Theoretical and visual cultural studies contribute to studio production of folios in their major medium, selected from an offering of ceramics/sculpture, painting/drawing/printmaking, or photography. Visual Arts Media Workshops in these major media expand students’ technical expertise through a sequence of challenging applied assignments. Comparative Studies in Visual Media provide opportunities to explore new means of combining and hybridising media from another discipline in conjunction with the major, and this subject itself can become a second major. Additional disciplines of illustration and photojournalism provide further options in this subject. The first year in the degree is supported by a vigorous Art and Visual Culture program. Professional Studies is a compulsory subject in the final two semesters of the course and guides students in the vocational outcomes of their study. For students who successfully complete all requirements of the course and whose academic transcript indicates that more than 50% of their studies are devoted to one medium, this specialisation will be reflected in the title of their degree. The course is primarily designed to produce professional artists, although graduates may also have the opportunity to work as art administrators; curators and directors in public, commercial and corporate collections and galleries; art conservators; valuers or dealers; community arts officers; colour and interior design consultants; art therapists; art critics or historians; photojournalists; professional photographers; illustrators; secondary art teachers; teachers in continuing education or with private providers; or as tertiary art lecturers with relevant further study.
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Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Creative Arts courses at La Trobe University.