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Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    24 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

About this course

This online arts degree offered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia will teach you the critical and technical aspects of visual culture, practice and research. The course is best suited to those interested in pursuing a career in gallery and museum employment or art academia.

Subjects are aimed at exploring the history and theories of art and teach students how to critically evaluate art and its influence on our world. Students are also trained in technical and intuitive skills based in drawing, enabling them to understand the practices of seeing and representation.


Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this arts degree, the subjects you will study include: Humanities core unit:

  • Art and creativity

Plus complete 1 unit from the following:

  • Engaging media
  • Australian and global society
  • Web communications
  • Living culture
  • Critical thinking
  • Gender, history and culture

Level 2 major units:

  • Historical issues in art and design
  • Visual arts research: introduction to drawing
  • Art in the age of revolution
  • Visual arts research: drawing A
  • Visual arts research: drawing B

Plus complete 1 from the following:

  • Australian art history
  • Contemporary Indigenous Australian art
  • Modernism in art and design
  • Art and fashion

Level 3 major units:

  • Art and the environment
  • Visual arts research: independent project A
  • Perspectives on beauty in art
  • Visual arts research: independent project B
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture) from Curtin University.

This online arts degree program from Curtin University will enable you to find employment in a range of fields relating to the visual arts. The course will develop your creative thinking and critical awareness. Career opportunities will be available in both the private and public sector, in areas such as cultural policy development, cultural industries and tourism.

Curious about where a career in arts could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Artist
  • Museum Curator
  • Textile Designer
  • Textile Technician
  • Art Curator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Exhibition Coordinator

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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