Art_ Architecture and Design by wuyunyi


									Art, Architecture
and Design

• Visual Arts
• Architecture
• Interior Architecture
• Product Innovation Design
• Visual Communication Design

Why study Art, Architecture or Design at UniSA?
» We are one of Australia’s longest established Art, Architecture and Design schools located in
  contemporary, award-winning facilities, including Australia’s only Architecture Museum;
» We offer the country’s most recognised and comprehensive ‘design and construction’
  program (students build community-based projects around the country);
» Our students have won national and international awards through agIdeas (the largest
  annual international design event held in Australia), Helpmann Academy, DIA (Design
  Institute of Australia), James Dyson Australian Design Award and Wheels Young Designer.

 Bachelor of Architectural Studies                             2
 Bachelor of Interior Architecture                             4
 Bachelor of Design (Product Innovation)                       6
 Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)                    10
 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Specialisation)                     12

 Entry Requirements                                           16

The recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) awards recognised UniSA’s Division of
Education, Arts and Social Sciences with world-class rankings for leading research in the areas
of Education Systems, Social Work, Studies in Creative Arts and Writing, Visual Arts and Crafts,
Language, Communication and Culture, Cultural Studies, Linguistics and Historical Studies.

Front cover: School of Art, Architecture and Design students working in one of the various
studio spaces in the award winning Kaurna Building, City West campus.

                       The University of South Australia is a              Besides providing a high-quality teaching environment, the
                       university of first choice for career-focused        University of South Australia is a research leader. Our research
                       achievers. We provide the widest range of           institutes address research questions in a range of priority
                       degree programs in South Australia and              areas, including community sustainability, population health,
                       have a reputation for excellence in our             defence and security, minerals science and business.
                       four faculty divisions. At the University
                       of South Australia, some of the world’s             We have recently had proof that we are on the right track. The first
brightest minds teach and research in the areas of business,               Excellence in Research for Australia assessment – an official national
education, arts and social sciences, health sciences and                   evaluation of the quality of research – showed that 70 per cent of our
information technology, engineering and the environment.                   assessed research is of world-class standard and in several areas we
                                                                           have built research that is performing well above world-class levels.
In the 2010 QS World University rankings, the University                   The University’s research informs our teaching and learning activities.
of South Australia recorded the biggest increase for an
Australian university and we are now in the top 3 per                      As a student at the University of South Australia you will have a
cent of more than 10,000 universities in the world.                        world of opportunities open to you: you will be able to develop a
                                                                           capacity for critical and independent thinking; learn the value of
The quality of our teaching is regularly recognised by                     research; develop the most up-to-the-minute knowledge of your
awards such as Citations for Outstanding Contributions to                  chosen profession and learn the essential skills in communication
Student Learning, and two of our academics have won the                    and teamwork that will help you forge a successful career.
nation’s highest honour for university teachers, the Prime
Minister’s Award for University Teacher of the Year.                       I wish you luck in all your academic endeavours.

It’s that quality teaching that helps our graduates
in their careers; in 2010 almost 80 per cent of the
University’s domestic bachelor graduates secured full-time
employment, which is above the national average.
                                                                           Professor Peter Høj

                                                                           Vice Chancellor and President

Art, Architecture and Design
Art, architecture and design are part of our daily lives and               The School’s unique combination of programs provides many
fundamental to society and culture. Everything from large-scale urban      opportunities for the integration of theory, research and
environments to tools for microsurgery, from identity and signage          practice. The breadth of courses offered allows students to
systems, to jewellery, is the work of artists, architects and designers.   investigate wide-ranging and specialised interests, including
                                                                           contemporary cultural theory and design, exhibition and
Located in the heart of Adelaide’s vibrant west-end cultural               furniture design, remote area and sustainable construction,
precinct, the School of Art, Architecture and Design at UniSA              Indigenous art and design, professional management, or digital
is an exciting partnership between the long-established South              and information technologies in art and design practice.
Australian School of Art (founded in 1856) and the Louis
Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design (founded                 Our teachers are academics and practitioners and the School
in 1906). The School offers professionally recognised programs             maintains a close association with professional bodies. This means our
that equip students with skills in critical analysis, creative             graduates have the relevant skills needed to succeed in a professional
and lateral thinking, leadership and problem solving.                      and multidisciplinary environment, winning acclaim through prizes
                                                                           and awards for their work as both students and practitioners.
Recognised through national awards, our state of the art facilities are
the perfect environment in which to study. The School boasts modern
studio and workshop facilities, South Australia’s most comprehensive
art, craft and design library and Australia’s only Architecture Museum.

For the most up-to-date and detailed information visit and enter the four-letter UniSA program code.

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Open Day 2011                                                              in designing and building             with people, have leadership
City West campus: Sunday 21 August                                         prefabricated structures for local,   qualities and be willing to accept                                                       rural and remote communities.         responsibility for their work.
                                                                           This awarded program is unique        The ability to communicate
Art, Architecture and Design Information Session 2011                      among Australian architecture         ideas and instructions through
City West campus: Friday 9 September                                       schools, in providing student         drawings, written material and
                                                                           designed and built projects           verbal presentation is vital,
For more information and to register,                                      from the far reaches of South         as are superior thinking skills
visit                                            Australia, to the Gibson Desert       and a high level of creativity.
                                                                           in Western Australia and the
                                                                           Snowy Mountains in the ACT.           Who will employ me?
SATAC code                           424441                                                                      UniSA Architecture graduates
UniSA program code                   DBAE                                  What will I study?                    are highly sought after in
CRICOS code                                                                Throughout all years, the             Adelaide, interstate and
(international students only)        060207K                               architecture programs at UniSA        overseas. Most graduates work
ATAR (February 2011 cut-off)         85.55                                 have a core focus on design           within the traditional field of
Program length                       3 years                               studio as a place of integration      architecture, running their own
Prerequisites                        None                                  for other streams of learning.        practices, or employed by private
Assumed knowledge                    None                                  Courses also include                  architectural firms and commercial
Home campus                          City West                             workshops, online study,              organisations, by public research
Accepts Special Entry (STAT)         Yes                                   national and international field       and higher learning institutions,
External study available             No                                    trips, masterclasses and the          and by government agencies.
Part-time study available            Yes                                   opportunity to study overseas.
TAFE credit available                Yes                                   UniSA’s world-class workshop          Some architects also choose
Honours study available              No                                    facilities provide students with      to develop careers in other
Program fees                         Commonwealth supported                a practical environment where         areas such as interior design,
Program fees                                                               they can gain valuable experience     graphic design, construction
(international students only)        (A$) 23,000                           in 3D concept model-making            management, urban design,
Scholarships available                   and real project construction.        heritage consultancy, project
                                                                                                                 management, furniture
                                                                           In the Bachelor of Architectural      design, multimedia design,
Program overview                     these programs constitute             Studies degree, students gain         and other related fields.
Architects provide a primary role    a professionally accredited           a foundation in design theory,
in the design and development        education, providing students         creativity and environmental          Bachelor degree graduates may
of buildings and the spaces          with the creative and technical       awareness, as well as technical       use the skills and knowledge
around them. An architect is         skills to work as graduate            and communication skills in           gained in the program to seek
involved through various stages      architects, leading to registration   architectural construction,           employment within the design and
of a building project from its       as professional architects.           science and written and graphic       construction industry, or for entry
design and documentation                                                   presentation. Increasingly            into other related postgraduate
through to its construction          The programs are highly               complex projects are undertaken       degrees. Graduates must complete
and beyond. Architects work          respected in the industry and         by students and the third year        the Master of Architecture
closely with clients, builders and   provide students with both            culminates with a final design         program and two years of practical
other design and construction        practical and academic training.      studio which demonstrates the         work experience prior to applying
professionals on projects which      The majority of teaching staff        integration of a broad range          for registration as an architect.
range from the very small to         are practising architects and         of skills and knowledge.
major urban redevelopments.          the programs enjoy a strong                                                 Professional recognition
                                     relationship with the architecture    What does it take?                    The Bachelor of Architectural
The three-year Bachelor of           profession in Adelaide, as well       Architects need an appreciation       Studies is a pre-professional
Architectural Studies and two        as with significant practitioners      of aesthetics and design,             program recognised by
year Master of Architecture          nationally and internationally.       as well as knowledge of               the Australian Institute of
at the University of South           Architecture students at UniSA        construction systems, materials       Architects. Students in the
Australia are engaging and           can engage in real-life projects      and structures, practice              program are eligible for student
rewarding programs for students      through the excellent Student         management, environmental             membership of the Institute.
interested in design and the         Design and Construction               science, and sustainable design.
built environment. Together,         program, which specialises            Architects must enjoy working

Important information
The program provides graduates
with the necessary competencies
and knowledge required to
apply for entry into the Master
of Architecture program.
The Master of Architecture
program is accredited by the
Architects Board of South
Australia, endorsing the
architecture qualifications
of graduates required for
registration as an architect.

Program requirements
First Half
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Design Studio 1                   Branko Jaric
Design Drawing
Design Construction Principles    Graduated – Bachelor of Architectural Studies
Design, Culture and Environment   Currently studying – Master of Architecture
Second Half
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)          ‘This program is highly regarded nationally and has a
Design Studio 2                   lot to offer. I enjoy the whole university experience –
Design Documentation
                                  especially being around people who share a common
Design Construction Housing
Architecture and Environment      goal, and the opportunity to explore and test your own
                                  ideas and beliefs.
                                  Architecture needs people at the cutting edge of the
First Half
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
                                  industry with new ideas and UniSA’s modern outlook
Architectural Design              fits perfectly with this.
Studio 3 (Context)
                                  The school provides practical learning opportunities
Design Communications (Digital)
Free Elective
                                  through a building construction elective course where
Second Half                       students get the opportunity to go to places like Mimilli
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)          – a remote town close to the Northern Territory border
Architectural Design Studio 4     – to help build single men’s housing. It’s fabulous and
(Communications)                  reminds you that good architecture can be practised in
Design Construction Multistorey
                                  your own backyard.’
Architecture and Modernity

First Half
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Architectural Design Studio 5
Architecture and Technology
Art, Architecture and
Design Elective
Second Half
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Architectural Design
Studio 6 (Integrated)
Architecture and Ecology
Contemporary Design Theory

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Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Open Day 2011                                                              meaning and intention of design,      What does it take?
City West campus: Sunday 21 August                                         and to the skills and strategies      Creative problem-solving skills                                                       used in the composition of three      and the capacity to work in a
                                                                           dimensional forms and spaces.         team are fundamental qualities
Art, Architecture and Design Information Session 2011                                                            for interior architects. The ability
City West campus: Friday 9 September                                       Second and third year courses         to communicate ideas and
                                                                           extend students’ knowledge by         concepts clearly and confidently
For more information and to register,                                      allowing them to apply design         is also important, as is lateral
visit                                            processes and strategies to a         thinking and staying attuned to
                                                                           range of interior architecture        the changing needs of society.
                                                                           projects. Students participate in     Designers need to love what
SATAC code                            424081                               a compulsory work placement           they do as the hours are often
UniSA program code                    DBIR                                 where they have the opportunity       long and arduous and the
CRICOS code                                                                to work within an interior design     demands can be challenging.
(international students only)         024202C                              practice or architecture firm with
ATAR (February 2011 cut-off)          71.70                                a design office. The placement         Who will employ me?
Program length                        4 years                              is the equivalent of three            The Interior Architecture
Prerequisites                         None                                 weeks full-time work over             program consistently records
Assumed knowledge                     None                                 the second and third years.           high graduate employment
Home campus                           City West                                                                  rates. Graduates typically find
Accepts Special Entry (STAT)          Yes                                  Fourth-year courses allow             work in architectural practices,
External study available              No                                   students to demonstrate a             interior design practices, building
Part-time study available             Yes                                  mastery of the integrative            companies and other companies
TAFE credit available                 Yes                                  processes of interior architecture.   supplying the building industry,
Honours study available               Yes                                  Students design and manufacture       such as corporate furniture
Program fees                          Commonwealth supported               their own furniture item as part      suppliers. There are also a
Program fees                                                               of their studio project and also      number of private interior
(international students only)         (A$) 20,900 per annum                have the flexibility to pursue         design firms in South Australia
Scholarships available                   specific areas of interest, for        as well as interstate.
                                                                           example set design, lighting
                                                                           design, exhibition design and         Some graduates develop their
Program overview                      Throughout their studies, students   other related design fields.           own design businesses and an
Commercial interior designers         can also pursue particular design                                          increasing number are specialising
work on diverse projects that         areas of interest, with course       Field trips are another important     in the areas of furniture and
involve refurbishing existing         options including furniture          component of the program,             exhibition design as well as
buildings or working together         workshop, media museum, and          enabling students from all            interior design. Graduates may
with architects on new buildings.     sustainable design strategies.       year levels to visit international    also find opportunities for
Projects may include corporate                                             and national design practices,        travel interstate and overseas,
office fit-out, retail interiors,       What will I study?                   exhibitions and significant            and may gain employment in
exhibition projects, hotels,          The program maintains strong         interiors. Students also have         places like Singapore, Hong
libraries, hospitals and schools.     connections with the design          the opportunity to participate        Kong, London and Dubai.
                                      profession and teaching is           in international study tours.
The Bachelor of Interior              undertaken by academics who          In addition, the program’s annual     Professional recognition
Architecture program produces         are qualified interior designers      Interior Architecture Professional    Graduates of the Bachelor of
graduates capable of designing        and interior design practitioners.   Practice Week features a range        Interior Architecture are eligible
and implementing creative                                                  of activities that allow students     for Associate Membership of
socially and environmentally          First-year courses enable students   to further apply their knowledge      the Design Institute of Australia
sustainable settings. It focuses on   to establish a foundation in the     to professional design practice.      after two years of professional
the integration of design theory      areas of design theory, creativity   The program also offers               practice. The Bachelor of Interior
and practice, and is unique           and environmental awareness,         students the opportunity to           Architecture does not confer
in that it offers courses in the      as well as develop their             benchmark their work nationally       qualifications in Architecture and
expanding fields of furniture          communication and technical          and internationally through           the South Australian Architects
design and exhibition design.         skills. Foundation studio courses    design competitions that are          Act legislations (1939) restricts
                                      introduce students to the nature,    integrated into studio courses.       the use of the title ‘Architect’ to

those registered by the Architects   FOURTH YEAR
Board of South Australia.            First Half
                                     (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Honours                              Interior Architecture
The degree may be awarded            Studio 7: Advanced
with Honours. Students are           Advanced Theory of
selected on academic merit           Interior Architecture
during their third year in           Art, Architecture and
accordance with University policy.   Design Elective 3
                                     OR LLS Honours Research 2
Program requirements                 Second Half
FIRST YEAR                           (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
First Half                           Interior Architecture
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)             Studio 8: Advanced
Design Studio 1                      Professional Management
Drawing and Representation           Art, Architecture and
Design Construction Principles       Design Elective 4
Design, Culture and Environment
Second Half                                                      Emma Smith
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Interior Architecture Studio 2                                   Graduated – Bachelor of Interior Architecture
Materials and Processes 1                                        with Honours
Design Construction Housing                                      Employment – Interior Designer, Woods Bagot
Interior Architecture Studies
                                                                 ‘I would recommend this program to anyone who is
SECOND YEAR                                                      passionate about design. There is a strong focus on
First Half
                                                                 creating innovative and original work and we were always
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Interior Architecture Studio 3:                                  encouraged to achieve the best work we could and to
Work Placement (Construction)                                    push the boundaries of what Interior Architecture is.
Design Communications 1A
                                                                 The variety of skills and knowledge learnt during
Contemporary Design Theory
Second Half
                                                                 the program provides opportunities for many career
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)                                         prospects, ranging from large commercial fit-outs to
Interior Architecture Studio 4:                                  theatre set design and everything in between.
Work Placement
Interior Environments
                                                                 As part of my degree, I started at Woods Bagot Design
Design Communications 2A                                         Studio as a work placement student and after this I
Free Elective                                                    continued as a part-time employee, while completing
                                                                 my third and fourth years of study. I am now employed
THIRD YEAR                                                       at Woods Bagot full-time and using the skills and
First Half
                                                                 knowledge that I learnt during my studies.’
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Interior Architecture
Studio 5: Work Placement
Design Construction Tenancy
Art, Architecture and
Design Elective 1
Second Half
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Interior Architecture Studio 6:
Work Placement
Theory of Interior Architecture
Design Construction Detailing
Art, Architecture and
Design Elective 2
OR LLS Honours Research 1

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Bachelor of Design (Product Innovation)

Open Day 2011                                                              What will I study?                   Who will employ me?
City West campus: Sunday 21 August                                         In first year, students will          Graduates of the Bachelor of                                                       be introduced to elements            Design (Product Innovation) can
                                                                           and principles of design in          work in diverse areas including
Art, Architecture and Design Information Session 2011                      project-based studios. This is       technical illustration, exhibition
City West campus: Friday 9 September                                       supplemented by studies in           design, 3D computer aided
                                                                           the basic skills and concepts        design, modelling and drafting.
For more information and to register,                                      in design theory, creativity,
visit                                            environmental awareness,             Graduates of this degree are
                                                                           communications and technology.       eligible to apply for entry to
                                                                                                                the Master of Design (Industrial
SATAC code                            424551                               In second year, students will        Design) which leads into the
UniSA program code                    DBPR                                 broaden their knowledge              Industrial Design profession.
CRICOS code                                                                with courses such as design          Industrial designers work in
(international students only)         071953G                              history and ergonomics,              manufacturing, industry research
ATAR (February 2011 cut-off)          60.35                                and gain an understanding            and development teams (such
Program length                        3 years                              of design methods,                   as sports equipment or toy
Prerequisites                         None                                 materials, manufacturing             and game design) or fashion
Assumed knowledge                     None                                 processes and introductory           houses. They may also work
Home campus                           City West                            engineering principles.              for themselves as designers/
Accepts Special Entry (STAT)          Yes                                                                       makers or entrepreneurial
External study available              No                                   In third year, students will         product inventors.
Part-time study available             Yes                                  focus on design for usability
TAFE credit available                 Yes                                  and design for manufacture           Alternatively, other areas of
Honours study available               No                                   and sustainability and can           further postgraduate study and
Program fees                          Commonwealth supported               choose from a range of               employment include sustainable
Program fees                                                               elective courses. Students           design, education and journalism.
(international students only)         (A$) 20,900 per annum                will apply this knowledge in
Scholarships available                   studios where increasingly           Professional recognition
                                                                           complex and sophisticated            Graduates of the Bachelor of
                                                                           projects will be completed.          Design (Product Innovation) are
Program overview                      objects and play a key role in                                            eligible for Associate Membership
The Bachelor of Design (Product       determining how products are         What does it take?                   of the Design Institute of
Innovation) is the entry degree       made, the materials used and         Students in this program should      Australia. Graduates are eligible
for the profession of Industrial      environmental sustainability.        have technical and creative skills   for membership of the Design
Design. Industrial designers                                               as well as an interest in making     Institute of Australia after two
create the form and function of       Industrial designers discover the    things. Industrial designers         years of professional practice.
the thousands of products people      practical issues that influence       must also have strong written
use every day including consumer      product design – such as             and verbal skills in order to
electronic devices, appliances        ergonomics, manufacturing            communicate ideas and designs
for the home, more efficient           technologies, trend forecasting,     to clients and colleagues.
workplace products, tools for         sustainability – and how this
safer and more effective industrial   knowledge informs the design of  Most design work occurs in
applications, sports equipment to     products that make people’s livescollaborative teams, so industrial
improve safety and performance,       safer, happier, and more efficient.
                                                                       designers need to work well with
fashion accessories, new car                                           groups of diverse people and
concepts, toys and game designs,      The degree has a strong emphasis be able to provide leadership
furniture and medical equipment.      on hands on practical experience to manage projects. They must
                                      through design studios, model    have sound problem-solving
Industrial designers are              making and prototyping, work     skills, patience and creativity, as
concerned with the aesthetics,        experience and the opportunity   well as the ability to approach
function, usability and social        for international study.         tasks practically and logically.
significance of manufactured

Program requirements
First Half
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Design Foundation Studio
Design Communication 1
Design Communication 2
Second Half
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Product Design Studio 2
Design, Culture and Society 1
CADD CAM Principles
and Practice

First Half
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Product Design Studio 3         Simon Chalk
(Human Factors)
Product Design Technology 1     Graduated – Bachelor of Industrial Design now
Design Communication 3          called Bachelor of Design (Product Innovation)
Second Half
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)        ‘I have really had the chance to get my hands dirty
Product Design Studio 4         in this course with a lot of time spent on workshop
(Materials, Processes
                                activities, and this hands-on focus gives you a better
and Sustainability)
Design, Culture and Society 2   understanding of the workplace.
Computer Graphics and           It’s nice to be able to take an idea from a concept
Imaging for Design
                                and then actually be able to make it into a working
                                prototype, which is a lot nicer than seeing a picture
First Half                      on a screen.
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
                                When I graduate I am hoping to travel and take my
Product Design Studio 5
                                portfolio with me as I would love to work overseas.’
Product Design Technology 2
Art, Architecture and
Design Elective
Second Half
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Product Design Studio 6
Product Aesthetics and Values
Free Elective

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1 Ellen Buttrose
  Bachelor of Architectural Studies

2 Carissa Schmerl
  Bachelor of Interior Architecture

3 Catherine Ellis
  Bachelor of Industrial Design

4 Zoe Woods
  Bachelor of Visual Arts
  Blown and engraved glass
  Dimensions variable

5 Tim Mason
  Bachelor of Design
  (Visual Communication)
  Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago

6 Kate Smith
  Bachelor of Visual Arts
  Quixote no. 9
  Collagraph, screenprint
  32 x 42cm

7 Matiya Marovich-Tadic
  Bachelor of Architectural Studies

8 Rain Tao
  Bachelor of Design
9 Katie Hubbard
  Bachelor of Interior Architecture

10 Margot Penner
   Bachelor of Industrial Design



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Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

Open Day 2011                                                           What will I study?                     analysis using a variety of
City West campus: Sunday 21 August                                      The Bachelor of Design (Visual         media and applications.                                                    Communication) centres on
                                                                        research, ideas, investigation,        Visual communication design
Art, Architecture and Design Information Session 2011                   interaction, knowledge                 is a profession that requires a
City West campus: Friday 9 September                                    application and the development        high level of commitment and
                                                                        of skills to express and               is demanding of both time and
For more information and to register,                                   communicate effectively through        effort. Students need to love it
visit                                         type and image. Studio design          to succeed at the highest level.
                                                                        courses make this program stand        It is exciting and challenging,
                                                                        out, as it is centred on both          and is a career that can give
SATAC code                          424151                              practical and theoretical design       enormous personal satisfaction,
UniSA program code                  DBVC                                studies. Students may choose to        however it’s not always a
CRICOS code                                                             major in either Graphic Design         standard ‘nine-to-five’ profession.
(international students only)       023813F                             or Illustration Design, and will
ATAR (February 2011 cut-off)        73.05                               undertake courses that examine         Who will employ me?
Program length                      3 years                             the fundamentals of design,            The School of Art, Architecture
Prerequisites                       None                                typography, computer graphics,         and Design has an enviable
Assumed knowledge                   None                                imaging and web design, design         employment record nationally
Home campus                         City West                           photography, package design,           and internationally because
Accepts Special Entry (STAT)        Yes                                 forms of communication and             it teaches the fundamental
External study available            No                                  idea generation. Theoretical and       and underlying principles
Part-time study available           Yes                                 cultural studies build on students’    and processes of design that
TAFE credit available               Yes                                 understanding of the broader           enable graduates to apply
Honours study available             Yes                                 contexts of design in society.         their knowledge and skills
Program fees                        Commonwealth supported                                                     across diverse applications.
Program fees                                                            In Graphic Design, students
(international students only)       (A$) 19,400 per annum               expand their knowledge in areas      Visual Communication graduates
Scholarships available                of editorial design, identity,       go on to secure work as designers,
                                                                        information and exhibition           art directors, animators, illustrators,
                                                                        design, advertising, publishing,     typographers, web and interactive
Program overview                    The Bachelor of Design (Visual      packaging, interactive and new       designers, design managers, and
Visual communication design         Communication) aims to provide      media design. Students have          exhibition designers. They work
is about solving problems.          an educational and research         opportunities to engage with         in environments such as design
These designers work with           structure that enables students     real-life design tasks and lecturers studios, advertising agencies,
image, type and visual form         to address both the intellectual    are themselves designers with        publishing houses, educational
to communicate diverse ideas,       and practical aspects of the        strong links to the design industry. and government institutions,
function and identity as they       program. By developing the                                               large companies (with their
analyse, organise and present       individual student’s creativity     In Illustration Design, students are own design studios), printers,
solutions to all forms of visual    and knowledge through the           encouraged to develop their own public relations firms, architecture,
communication problems in           integration of theory and           individual drawing and illustration interior design and industrial
society. Graphic designers and      studio studies, the program         styles and techniques as they        design firms, television, new
illustration designers commonly     aims to produce graduates           focus on drawing, illustration,      media and film production houses,
work with an extensive range        who are able to function as         conceptual development,              and freelance design businesses.
of applications from paper to       reflective practitioners in the      narrative, and printmaking skills.
digital media, still to animated    field of contemporary visual                                              Professional recognition
(web page design, motion            communication design and who        What does it take?                   Graduates of the Bachelor of
graphics for film or television),    can contribute to the cultural      Visual communication designers       Design (Visual Communication)
flat to three-dimensional            and social life of the community.   must be highly motivated,            are eligible for Associate
(packaging, display, exhibition),                                       disciplined and committed to         Membership of the Design
single piece to multi-page (print   In a team-based environment         their design practice. Students      Institute of Australia after two
or electronic presentations).       and under the guidance of           are expected to undertake a          years of professional practice.
                                    professional staff, students        diverse range of idea generation,
                                    can create and manage a             visual exploration and critical
                                    range of design outcomes.

A separate one year Bachelor
of Design (Honours) (Visual
Communication) program
is available to students who
complete this program with
a credit or higher grade point
average. Other selection
criteria may apply.

Program requirements
First Half
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Design Foundation Studio
Introductory Drawing for Design
Representing Visual Culture:
Design History and Theory
Second Half                        Emma Codrington
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Major Design Studio 1              Graduated – Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
Design, Culture and Society 1      Currently studying – Bachelor of Design
Computer Graphics and              (Honours) (Visual Communication)
Imaging for Design
                                   ‘I considered a couple of different universities when
SECOND YEAR                        I first looked into tertiary study, but the point of
First Half
                                   difference that I really liked at UniSA was getting into
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Graphic Design Studio 2 or         the conceptual side of things. I have learned how to
Illustration Design Studio 2       idea generate, rather than just execute ideas, and
Advanced Computer                  the degree is well structured from paper to computer
Practice for Design                – it’s not just a technical execution.
Free Elective
Second Half                        I enjoy everything about my studies, especially the
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)           people I am surrounded by as it’s such a creative
Graphic Design Studio 3 or         culture. Being in this environment with passionate
Illustration Design Studio 3       people is inspiring and motivating, and encourages
Design, Culture and Society 2
                                   me to do my best.
Design for Multimedia and Web
                                   Along with my interest in graphic design I have also
THIRD YEAR                         fallen in love with photography after completing an
First Half
                                   elective subject. UniSA has been incredibly encouraging
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Major Design Studio 4
                                   and helpful by supporting me with my own solo
Visual Communication               exhibition.
Design Theory Elective
                                   I have already been offered a job in graphic design and
Design Elective
                                   hope to work freelance on different projects with my
Second Half
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)           own collection of clients.’
Professional Studio and Practice
Indigenous Art, Culture
and Design
Design Elective

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Bachelor of Visual Arts (Specialisation)

Open Day 2011                                                              » photography                           principles within the framework
City West campus: Sunday 21 August                                         » printmaking                           of self employment and the ability                                                       » sculpture                             to confidently promote their work
                                                                           » textiles                              through professional practice.
Art, Architecture and Design Information Session 2011                      » visual art history and theory
City West campus: Friday 9 September                                                                               Who will employ me?
                                                                           During the second and third             Visual Arts specialisation graduates
For more information and to register,                                      years, students extend and              may pursue careers as art teachers,
visit                                            consolidate their skills and            photographers, computer artists
                                                                           knowledge as they specialise            (such as web page designers),
                                                                           in the studio discipline of             jewellery and glass designers,
SATAC code                           424381                                their choice. Students also             ceramicists, painters, printmakers,
UniSA program code                   DBVS                                  undertake study in a number of          sculptors, textile artists, or
CRICOS code                                                                electives to complement their           art historians. They may also
(international students only)        002488K                               specialisation, either from one         become professionals in theatre,
ATAR (February 2011 cut-off)         66.85                                 of the above studio disciplines         television, video and publishing
Program length                       3 years                               or from a wider pool of electives       industries, or pursue careers in
Prerequisites                        None                                  offered by the School of Art,           galleries and museums as arts
Assumed knowledge                    None                                  Architecture and Design.                administrators or arts directors.
Home campus                          City West
Accepts Special Entry (STAT)         Yes                                   Students are also expected              Professional visual arts or
External study available             No                                    to undertake research,                  craftspersons are essentially self
Part-time study available            Yes                                   exploring both traditional and          employed, working from their
TAFE credit available                Yes                                   contemporary art techniques, as         own or cooperative studios.
Honours study available              Yes                                   well as testing their ideas within      They market themselves
Program fees                         Commonwealth supported                contemporary practice. This is          principally through the established
Program fees                                                               done through engagement with            gallery system and retail outlets,
(international students only)        (A$) 19,400 per annum                 the art industry and exhibiting         or they tender for community or
Scholarships available                   work through Adelaide’s varied          publicly funded arts projects.
                                                                           arts spaces. Students may also
                                                                           choose to gain international            Honours
Program overview                     University library with the largest   experience by participating in          A separate one year Bachelor
The Bachelor of Visual Arts          collection of art, craft and design   UniSA’s study abroad program            Visual Arts (Honours) program
(Specialisation) is one of South     resource materials in the state.      and undertaking study at                is available to students who
Australia’s most prestigious         A program of guest lectures by        an art school overseas.                 complete this program with
undergraduate visual arts            visiting national and international                                           a credit or higher grade point
qualifications. It provides           artists provides students with        What does it take?                      average. Other selection
students with a studio based         the opportunity to further            As well as a high level of creativity   criteria may apply.
education and a choice of eleven     broaden their understanding           and artistic ability, visual artists
specialisations, each of which       of contemporary arts practice.        must be highly motivated,
have qualified and experienced                                              disciplined, and committed to
practitioners and lecturers, who     What will I study?                    studio or theoretical practice.
introduce students to some           The first year of the program          Students are expected to
of the most compelling ideas         introduces students to a range of     experiment with visual ideas,
in contemporary visual arts          visual, applied arts and cultural     discuss their work and are
practice. This program is also       studies fields, complemented by        encouraged to pursue their own
the only one of its kind in South    the following specialisations:        unique vision. Depending on
Australia to offer specialised art   » ceramics                            individual career paths, students
history and theory training.         » drawing                             might choose to develop other
                                     » glass                               professional skills related to
Students at all year levels enjoy    » jewellery and metal                 their practice. This might include
working in modern, well-equipped     » new media arts                      developing a wider understanding
studios, with access to the          » painting                            of business and management

Program requirements                 Jewellery and Metal
FIRST YEAR                           Jewellery Materials
First Half                           and Techniques
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)             Processes and Forms in
Foundation Studio                    Jewellery and Objects
Visual Inquiry
                                     New Media Arts
Reading Visual Culture 1
                                     New Media Art
Second Half
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)             Internet and Digital Media
Professional Major Elective 1        Painting
Visual Arts Elective 1               Painting Media and Processes
Visual Arts Elective 2
                                     Painting Techniques and Imagery
Reading Visual Culture 2
SECOND YEAR                          Introduction to Photography
First Half                           Digital Photography
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Professional Major Elective 2
Visual Arts Elective 3               Printmaking Image and Text
                                     Relief Printmaking
                                                                        Toby Richardson
Visual Arts Elective 4
Australian Art: Image,               Sculpture                          Graduated – Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts)
Issues and Identity                  Introduction to Sculpture          now called Bachelor of Visual Arts (Specialisation)
Second Half                          and Installation                   UniSA Lecturer in Photography –
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)                                                School of Art, Architecture and Design
                                     Installation Art
AAD Specialisation A
Free Elective                                                           ‘Photography is a wonderful mechanism for telling
Indigenous Art, Culture and Design   Textiles: Fibre and Structure
                                                                        stories, and as an artist/photographer, I feel compelled
                                     Textiles: Print/Dye V.A.
                                                                        to discuss things I observe in everyday life.
THIRD YEAR                           Visual Arts History and Theory
First Half                                                              I find working alongside other professionals who share
                                     Arts Writing
(Study Period 1, 2 or 3)                                                a similar passion extremely motivating and stimulating.
AAD Specialisation B                 Photography: the
                                     Evolution of an Image              And it creates an atmosphere where you desire to do
Visual Arts Elective 5
Visual Arts Professional Practice    Romanticism: From                  your best. I think the most important thing a teacher
Second Half                          Impulse to Style                   can offer students is their time and experience.
(Study Period 4, 5 or 6)             Sex, Gender and Representation
                                                                        My advice for students is to be prepared to take some
AAD Specialisation C                 The Moving Image:
Visual Arts Elective 6               Film, Art and Theory
                                                                        risks, push yourself, and those around you to the limit
Contemporary Art and                                                    and you will reap the rewards.’
Visual Culture
                                     Art and Design 1A

PROFESSIONAL                         AAD Negotiated Study 1
MAJOR AND VISUAL                     AAD Negotiated Study 2
ARTS ELECTIVES:                      AAD Negotiated Study 3
Ceramics                             Art in Public
Ceramic Vessels: An Introduction     AAD Field Experience
Ceramic Production Techniques        Contemporary Curatorial Practice
Drawing                              Experimental Media
Alternative Drawing Processes        Expanded Spatial Practices
Drawing the Human Figure             AAD Industry Internship
Introductory Drawing V.A.
Life Drawing
Hot Glass Techniques
and Processes
Kiln Formed Glass
Techniques and Processes
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Entry requirements

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Bachelor Degrees and                    Entry and completed the           UniSA Advantage is a bonus
Associate Degrees                       Special Tertiary Admissions       points scheme that encourages       bonuspoints. You can also
Applicants are required to have:        Test (STAT). A personal           participation in education as       contact Future Student Enquiries
» Completed SACE;                       competencies statement and/       well as rewards achievement in      by phone (08) 8302 2376 or
» Completed at least 80 credits         or employment experience          selected Year 12 subjects that      1300 UNINOW (local call cost)
  of SACE at Stage 2 of which           may also be considered;           better prepare students for         or email
  60 must be Tertiary Admission       » Completed the University          university study. The scheme
  subjects (TAS) and the other          Foundation Studies program.       includes two strands –              Student contributions
  20 either TAS, Recognised                                               Achievement and Aspire.             Student contributions are the
  Studies or a mix of the two;        Please note that some                                                   amount you pay towards the cost
» Completed any prerequisites         programs have prerequisites.        Achievement bonus points will       of your program. The University
  for your chosen program;            Applicants should check all entry   automatically be awarded if         determines the amount that you
» Obtained a competitive ATAR;        requirements before applying.       students score a C or better        contribute within a range set by
» Completed interstate or             For some programs, applicants       in Year 12 Tertiary Admission       the Australian Government. The
  overseas qualifications that         may also be required to attend      Subjects (TAS) relevant to their    contribution that applies depends
  the University considers            an interview or present a folio.    intended UniSA program. Find        on which courses you choose
  equivalent to the SACE;                                                 out more here        to study and the contribution
» Completed the International         For more information on             au/future/year12/bonuspoints        band in which those courses
  Baccalaureate Diploma;              entry requirements, visit                                               are classified. The amount of
» Completed or partly completed                 Aspire bonus points are awarded     your student contribution also
  a recognised higher education                                           automatically to students who       depends on the unit value
  program at a recognised             Participation and Access            attend a school recognised by       of your courses of study (the
  higher education institution;       UniSA offers various programs       UniSA as ‘under represented’        equivalent full-time student load
» Completed at least four Open        and services to assist rural and/or with respect to students going      (EFTSL) value of the course).
  Universities Australia (OUA)        socio-economically disadvantaged on to higher education. Students
  courses at the appropriate level;   students, Indigenous Australians    from rural and remote areas are
» Completed an award from             and people with a disability. For   also eligible for automatic bonus
  TAFE or from another registered     more information, contact (08)      points while those students on
  training organisation at AQF        8302 2376 or 1300 UNINOW            School Card (or state equivalent)
  Certificate IV or above;             or email         and/or Youth Allowance, and
                                                                          do not attend a recognised
                                                                          school, can apply for bonus
                                                                          points by downloading an
                                                                          application form at

As per the Australian Government guidelines, the student contribution amounts for 2011 are:

 Band                                 Fields of study                                                         Student contribution
 National priorities                  Mathematics, statistics, science                                        $0 – $4,355
 Band 1                               Humanities, behavioural science (including clinical psychology),        $0 – $5,442
                                      social studies, foreign languages, visual and
                                      performing arts, education, nursing
 Band 2                               Computing, built environment, health (allied health and other           $0 – $7,756
                                      health), engineering, surveying, agriculture
 Band 3                               Law, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, accounting,               $0 – $9,080
                                      administration, economics, commerce

 Note: These amounts are for 1 EFTSL in 2011. The student contribution amounts for 2012 will be advised by the Federal Government in
 October 2011, and these will be available to view via at that time.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?                  HOW DOES YOUR                       UNISA GLOSSARY                       SATAC Guide
                                      PROGRAM WORK?                                                            A publication that lists every
Associate degree                                                          Assumed knowledge                    program offered by South
An award for completing               Major                               Some first-year courses               Australian higher education
a two-year (or part-time              A set of related courses which      require knowledge of certain         institutions. The SATAC Guide
equivalent) tertiary program.         comprises 36 units of study         SACE Stage 2 subjects.               provides information about
                                      within a Bachelor degree.                                                the selection process, includes
Direct Entry                                                              Free Electives                       instructions on how to apply
Programs for which applications       Sub-major                           A course chosen from any on          and is available every year from
are not processed through SATAC       A set of related courses which      offer outside your Division,         newsagents Australia-wide.
but are made direct to UniSA.         comprises between 19 and            provided that individual course
                                      35 units of study within a          prerequisites are met. Free          Special Entry (STAT)
Bachelor degree                       Bachelor degree. In some            elective courses are designed        Special Tertiary Admissions
A program of three or more years      programs these may be called        to broaden your knowledge            Test (STAT) is an alternative
duration (or part-time equivalent).   ‘general studies sub-majors’.       and skills beyond your               tertiary admissions test for
Bachelor degree programs                                                  professional field of study.          people who do not have a
provide the relevant qualifications    Minor                                                                    recent Year 12 certificate.
for many professions.                 A set of related courses which      CRICOS code
                                      comprises up to 18 units of         Code identifying that a UniSA        ATAR (Australian Tertiary
Honours                               study within a Bachelor degree.     program has been registered on       Admission Rank)
An additional year of study in a      In some programs these              the Commonwealth Register            A ranking of all students who
Bachelor degree during which          may be called ‘cognates’.           of Institutions and Courses for      have completed SACE in a
students specialise in a chosen                                           Overseas Students (CRICOS).          particular year. The minimum
area of study. In some cases,         Program                                                                  ATAR required for the previous
Honours study can actually be         Award in which you are              Division                             year is often a guide to how
done as part of the degree.           enrolled, eg Bachelor of Arts.      UniSA is split into four academic    well you will need to perform
                                                                          Divisions – Business; Education,     to gain entry into a particular
Graduate Certificate                   Course                              Arts and Social Sciences; Health     program. ATARs can vary
An award for completing a             A component of study                Sciences; and Information            from year to year and should
postgraduate program of at            within a program (previously        Technology, Engineering              be used as a guide only.
least six months in duration          known as a ‘subject’).              and the Environment – each
(or part-time equivalent).                                                offering a range of specialised
                                      Unit                                programs and courses.
Graduate Diploma                      A value assigned to a course
An award for completing a             which measures the amount of        Prerequisites
postgraduate program of at            work involved in that course.       Are SACE Stage 2 (Year
least one year in duration            Full-time students normally         12) subjects, or equivalent
(or part-time equivalent).            undertake 36 units of study per     qualifications which are required
                                      year (18 units per study period).   for admission into the program.
Master degree
A postgraduate degree                                                     SACE
undertaken after completion                                               Is the South Australian Certificate
of a Bachelor degree (normally                                            of Education or a recognised
with Honours) which focuses                                               equivalent qualification.
on one area of specialisation.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
programs normally extend
over three years (or part-
time equivalent) and involve
significant research work.
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