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Art and Creativity Course unit

Understand the creative process and examine the value of art within the community with this online Art and Creativity unit of Study.


This unit on Art and Creativity, delivered by Curtin University, is a key starting point for anyone undertaking a Bachelor of Arts degree.


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Art Project: Exploration Course unit

This online unit offered by Curtin University gives artists the necessary foundation to self-manage a studio.


Upon negotiating a proposal, Art Project: Exploration students undertake their own project.


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Art Project: Innovation and Investigation Course unit

This online unit, awarded by Curtin University, fosters engagement in a studio-based visual art specialisation of the student's choosing.


Art Project: Innovation and Investigation will encompass research, experimentation and debate with fellow students and tutors, concluding with a series of final project pieces for assessment.


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Art Project: Resolution and Presentation Course unit

Students of the Art Project: Resolution and Presentation unit at Curtin University will develop the ability to critique and refine their self-directed studio practices.


Delivered entirely online, students learn to present their work clearly and effectively, while also building a portfolio of works.


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Arts and Cultural Policy Course unit

This online Arts and Cultural Policy unit from Griffith University explores the relationship between the arts, culture and the government.


Examine the impact of economic issues on the arts sector, and the ways in which performance measurement informs cultural policy and practice.


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Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture)

This online arts degree from Curtin University will prepare students for a career in the fields of art administration, academia and gallery work.


Covering general humanities subjects as well as visual arts practice, history and research, you will receive a well-rounded education in visual culture.


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Certificate in Freelance Cartooning and Illustrating

The Certificate in Freelance Cartooning and Illustrating online course will give you the chance to formalise your drawing skills with quality education and training.


This online illustration course will give you the power to harness your illustrating talent and turn it into a profitable career. You will become adept in drawing for a variety of mediums, thereby expanding your professional opportunities. You will be given guidance by an industry professional who will help you to reach your career potential.


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Certificate in Illustration and Drawing Made Easy

Studying the Certificate in Illustration and Drawing Made Easy online will introduce you to the art of drawing and illustrating.


Completing this online course in illustration and drawing will enable you to turn your hobby into an exciting career path creating cartoons and illustrations for newspapers, magazines and books.


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Exploring Painting Course unit

Unit Synopsis: Exploring Painting is an online unit provided by RMIT University that teaches how painting becomes a form of self-expression across various applications.


Key themes include analysis, visual perception and intuitive sensibility, which culminate to draw conclusions around the potential for traditional artistic skill across a range of platforms.


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Issues in Contemporary Art Course unit

Issues in Contemporary Art is an online unit offered by Curtin University that introduces the major theoretical issues of contemporary art.


You will examine contemporary art practices through the framework of seeing and cultural production theories.


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Perspectives on Beauty in Art Course unit

Gain a better understanding of art discourse and the philosophies of aesthetics with this online Perspectives on Beauty unit from Curtin University.


The unit is a geared towards practitioners of art and design, and introduces students to historical and contemporary views on what constitutes ‘beauty.’


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Visual Arts Research: Introduction to Drawing Course unit

Develop and fine-tune your drawing skills with the Visual Arts Research: Introduction to Drawing online course unit from Curtin University.


Covering line, tone, body, space and depth, this unit is an exploration of the elements and principles of drawing as a visual language.


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About Fine Arts

Matisse said that creativity takes courage, and no one would dispute that. But for anyone wondering about whether to commit to creativity as a way of life, it was sociologist Charles Horton Cooley who said it best: ‘An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one’.

No one would claim that trying to make your way as an artist is the easiest road to career success, but that road is also incredibly free and therefore greatly rewarding. The fine arts are quite different to other creative disciplines such as design and architecture because there is no particular set of functional parameters to work within, and there is a lot less focus on meeting client expectations or commercial goals. But that doesn’t mean it’s a breeze, either.

Creativity is no longer accepted as simply the product of born genius; it’s a practice that is learnt and honed over time. Successful artists today are typically imaginative, adaptable and good collaborators – they need to be sensitive to the workings of the world around them and find opportunities to be heard.

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