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                                                                                         WHAT WILL yOU STUDy?               HOW DOES yOUR                       UNISA GLOSSARy                      Special Entry (STAT)
                                                                                                                            PROGRAM WORk?                                                           Special Tertiary Admissions
                                                                                         Associate degree                                                       Assumed knowledge                   Test (STAT) is an alternative
                                                                                         An award for completing            Major                               Some first-year courses             tertiary admissions test for
                                                                                         a two-year (or part-time           A set of related courses which      require knowledge of certain        people who do not have a
                                                                                         equivalent) tertiary program.      comprises 36 units of study         SACE Stage 2 subjects.              recent year 12 certificate.
                                                                                                                            within a bachelor degree.
                                                                                         Direct Entry                                                           BUGE (Broadening                    TER (Tertiary Entrance Rank)
                                                                                         Programs for which applications    Sub-major                           Undergraduate Education)            A ranking of all students who
                                                                                         are not processed through SATAC    A set of related courses which      A course chosen from any on         have completed SACE in a
                                                                                         but are made direct to UniSA.      comprises between 19 and            offer outside your Division,        particular year. The minimum
Why design your future with UniSA?                                                                                          35 units of study within a          provided that individual course     TER required for the previous year
                                                                                         Bachelor degree                    bachelor degree. In some            prerequisites are met. BUGE         is often a guide to how well you
» Visual Communication Design students consistently achieve national and                 A program of three or more         programs these may be called        courses are designed to broaden     will need to perform to gain entry
                                                                                         years’ duration (or part-          ‘general studies sub-majors’.       your knowledge and skills beyond    into a particular program. TERs
     international awards through AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) and       time equivalent). Bachelor                                             your professional field of study.   can vary from year to year and
                                                                                         degree programs provide            Minor                                                                   should be used as a guide only.
     AGIdeas (the largest annual international design event held in Australia).          the relevant qualifications        A set of related courses which      CRICOS code
                                                                                         for many professions.              comprises up to 18 units of         Code identifying that a UniSA
» The poster for the 2008 Adelaide Fringe, seen worldwide, was designed by a UniSA                                          study within a bachelor degree.     program has been registered on
                                                                                         Honours                            In some programs these              the Commonwealth Register
     Visual Communication Design graduate.                                               An additional year of study in a   may be called ‘cognates’.           of Institutions and Courses for
                                                                                         bachelor degree during which                                           Overseas Students (CRICOS).
» Of bachelor degree graduates who were available for full-time employment in 2008,      students specialise in a chosen    Program
                                                                                         area of study. In some cases,      Award in which you are              Division
     85.2 per cent were in full-time employment within four months of completing their   honours study can actually be      enrolled, eg Bachelor of Arts.      UniSA is split into four academic
                                                                                         done as part of the degree.                                            Divisions – Business; Education,
     degrees (up from 84.5 per cent in 2007).*                                                                              Course                              Arts and Social Sciences; Health
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» In 2008, more than 100 staff from across UniSA’s four divisions were recognised for    An award for completing a          within a program (previously        Technology, Engineering
                                                                                         postgraduate program of at         known as a ‘subject’).              and the Environment – each
     teaching excellence by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.                least six months in duration                                           offering a range of specialised
                                                                                         (or part-time equivalent).         Unit                                programs and courses.
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                                                                                         Graduate Diploma                   which measures the amount of        SATAC Guide
                                                                                         An award for completing a          work involved in that course.       A publication that lists every
                                                                                         postgraduate program of at         Full-time students normally         program offered by South
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Visual Arts, Graphic Design and Illustration

Established in 1856, the South       Graduates continue to win         Bachelor of Visual Arts (Specialisation)                           2
Australian School of Art (SASA) is   acclaim, prizes and awards for    Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)                          6
one of the oldest art and design     their art and design practice,
schools in Australia, with an        arts writing and curatorship.     Entry Requirements                                                 8
impressive history and reputation
that continues to be upheld. It      The SASA Gallery showcases
prides itself on its outstanding     South Australian artists,
teaching and learning methods,       designers, writers and
with contributions by some           curators associated with
of Australia’s leading artists       the SASA in a national and
and designers. Graduates             international context.
of the School include Hans
Heysen, Margaret Preston             UniSA has a new exhibition
and Jeffrey Smart.                   gallery. The Anne and Gordon
                                     Samstag Museum of Art
Located in the heart of Adelaide’s   opened late 2007 and features
vibrant west-end cultural            three substantial exhibition
precinct at UniSA’s City West        areas over two levels.
campus, the School boasts
modern studio facilities and         Students are eligible to apply
the state’s most comprehensive       for the Anne and Gordon
art, craft and design library.       Samstag International Visual
                                     Arts Scholarship which supports
The School sets the pace             study overseas for 12 months.
in contemporary art and              Since 1992 a total of 116
design, linking study with the       scholarships have been awarded.
professions. Students present
their art and design work locally,
nationally and internationally
and are taught by professional
artists, designers and theorists.

For the most up-to-date and detailed information visit and enter the four-letter UniSA program code.
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Bachelor of Visual Arts (Specialisation)                                                                                                               Program requirements
                                                                                                                                                       FIRST YEAR (LEVEL 1)
                                                                                                                                                       First Half
                                                                                                                                                       Foundation Studies - Visual Arts
                                                                                                                                                       Visual Inquiry
                                                                                                                                                       Representing Visual Culture VA
Open Day 2009                                                               »   jewellery and metal              work and are encouraged to            Second Half
City West Campus: Sunday 16 August, 70 North Terrace, Adelaide              »   new media arts                   pursue their own unique vision.       Professional Major 1                                                        »   painting                                                               or Professional Major 2A
                                                                            »   photography                      Depending on individual career        and Professional Major 2B
Program Information Session 2009                                            »   printmaking                      paths, students might choose          Professional Minor 1
City West Campus: Designer and Visual Artists Day,                          »   sculpture                        to develop other professional         Visual Art and Culture in the
Thursday 10 September                                                       »   textiles                         skills related to their practice.     Modern Age
Graduate Exhibitions, to be held in December                                »   visual art history and theory    This might include developing a (registration essential)                                                               wider understanding of business       SECOND YEAR (LEVEL 2)
                                                                            During the second and third          and management principles             First Half
                                                                            years, students extend and           within the framework of self          Professional Major 3

                                                                                                                                                                                           kim Buck
                                                                            consolidate their skills and         employment and the ability to         Professional Minor 2
                                                                            knowledge as they specialise         confidently promote their work        Elective 1
SATAC code                              424381                              in the studio discipline of their    through professional practice.        Visual Arts Professional Practice
UniSA program code                      DBVS                                choice. Students also undertake                                            Second Half                         Bachelor of Visual Arts (Specialisation)
CRICOS code                                                                 a minor study to complement          Who will employ me?                   Professional Major 4
(international students only)           002488k                             their specialisation, either         Visual Arts specialisation            Professional Minor 3                ‘I chose to study visual arts at UniSA as I wanted
TER (February 2009 cut-off)             55.3                                from one of the above studio         graduates may pursue careers          BUGE Elective                       to learn new skills, be creative and explore my
Program length                          3 years                             disciplines or from Graphic          as art teachers, photographers,       Australian Art, Craft and Design
                                                                                                                                                                                           interests in the arts. Plus UniSA has great facilities,
Prerequisites                           None                                Design or Illustration.              computer artists (such as web
Assumed knowledge                       None                                                                     page designers), jewellery and        THIRD YEAR (LEVEL 3)                great teaching staff, and is in a great location.
Home campus                             City West                           In addition, students can            glass designers, ceramicists,         First Half                          Everything you need is there.
Accepts Special Entry (STAT)            yes                                 participate in a field trip to       painters, printmakers,                Studio Specialisation 1             The staff at UniSA are very personable and are
External study available                No                                  the Australian outback, where        sculptors, textile artists, or        or Art Theory Option
                                                                                                                                                                                           interested in helping students develop as artists
Part-time study available               yes                                 they learn more about the            art historians. They may also         Elective 2
TAFE credit available                   yes                                 techniques and skills within         become professionals in theatre,      Contemporary Art and
                                                                                                                                                                                           and people. They are willing to share time and
Honours study available                 yes                                 their selected specialisation.       television, video and publishing      Visual Culture                      knowledge, and provide a creative and open
Program fees                            Commonwealth supported                                                   industries, or pursue careers in      Second Half                         environment in which to learn.
Program fees                                                                Students are also expected           galleries and museums as arts         Studio Specialisation 2             Practical work experience has been invaluable,
(international students only)           (A$) 17,750 per annum               to undertake research,               administrators or arts directors.     or Art Theory Option
                                                                                                                                                                                           in particular working at Peter Walker Fine Art
Scholarships available                    exploring both traditional and                                             Professional Minor 4
                                                                            contemporary art techniques, as      Professional visual arts or           Indigenous Arts, Cultures
                                                                                                                                                                                           Gallery where I learnt about the art world from a
                                                                            well as testing their ideas within   craftspersons are essentially self-   and Design                          commercial point of view.’
Program overview                        access to the University library    contemporary practice. This          employed, working from their
The Bachelor of Visual Arts             with the largest collection of      is done through engagement           own or cooperative studios. They
(Specialisation) is South Australia’s   art, craft and design resource      with the art industry and            market themselves principally
most prestigious undergraduate          materials in the state. A program   exhibiting work through              through the established gallery
visual arts qualification. It           of guest lectures by visiting       Adelaide’s varied arts spaces.       system and retail outlets, or
provides students with a studio-        national and international                                               they tender for community or
based education and a choice            artists provides students with      Students may also choose to          publicly funded arts projects.
of eleven specialisations, each         the opportunity to further          gain international experience
of which have qualified and             broaden their understanding of      by participating in UniSA’s study    Honours
experienced practitioners and           contemporary arts practice.         abroad program and undertaking       This degree provides the
lecturers, who introduce students                                           study at an art school overseas.     undergraduate education
to some of the most compelling          What will I study?                                                       for students who seek to
ideas in contemporary visual arts       The first year of the program       What does it take?                   pursue the Bachelor of Visual
practice. This program is also          introduces students to a            As well as a high level of           Arts (Honours) degree.
the only one of its kind in South       range of visual, applied arts       creativity and artistic ability,
Australia to offer specialised art      and cultural studies fields,        visual artists must be highly
history and theory training.            complemented by the following       motivated, disciplined, and
                                        studio specialisations:             committed to studio or
Students at all year levels             » ceramics                          theoretical practice. Students
enjoy working in modern,                » drawing                           are expected to experiment
well-equipped studios, with             » glass                             with visual ideas, discuss their                                                                               (08) 8302 2376 or 1300 UNINOW

    (08) 8302 2376 or 1300 UNINOW
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Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)                                                                                                            printers, public relations firms,
                                                                                                                                                     architecture, interior design
                                                                                                                                                     and industrial design firms,
                                                                                                                                                     television, multimedia and
                                                                                                                                                     film production houses, and
                                                                                                                                                     freelance design businesses.
Open Day 2009                                                           to work on real projects, with         focus on drawing, illustration,
City West Campus: Sunday 16 August, 70 North Terrace, Adelaide          real clients and outcomes,             conceptual development,               Professional recognition                                                    through the program and in             narrative, and printmaking skills.    Graduates of the Bachelor of
                                                                        UniSA’s Visual Communications          This specialisation prepares          Design (Visual Communication)
Program Information Session 2009                                        Consultancy. In a team-based           graduates for a career as a           are eligible for Associate
City West Campus: Designer and Visual Artists Day,                      environment and under the              professional illustrator in the       Membership of the Design
Thursday 10 September                                                   guidance of professional staff,        areas of publishing, advertising,     Institute of Australia.
Graduate Exhibitions, to be held in December                            students can create and manage         publicity and new media. (registration essential)                      a range of design outcomes.                                                  Honours
                                                                                                               What does it take?                    This degree provides the
                                                                        What will I study?                     Visual communicators must be          undergraduate education for

                                                                                                                                                                                         Sonia Giuliani
                                                                        The Bachelor of Design (Visual         highly motivated, disciplined         students who seek to pursue the
                                                                        Communication) centres on              and committed to their design         Bachelor of Design (Honours)
SATAC code                          424151                              research, ideas, investigation,        practice. Students are expected to    (Visual Communication) degree.
UniSA program code                  DBVC                                interaction, knowledge                 undertake a diverse range of idea                                         Bachelor of Visual Communication
CRICOS code                                                             application and the development        generation, visual exploration        Program requirements                [now called Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)]
(international students only)       023813F                             of skills to express and               and critical analysis using a         FIRST YEAR (LEVEL 1)
TER (February 2009 cut-off)         67.75                               communicate effectively through        variety of media and applications.    First Half                          ‘Illustration allows me to be creative. I am at my
Program length                      3 years                             type and image. Studio design                                                Design Foundation Studio            happiest when I am expressing myself this way. I
Prerequisites                       None                                courses make this program stand        Visual communication design           Introductory Drawing for Design
                                                                                                                                                                                         wanted to develop my skills in painting and drawing
Assumed knowledge                   None                                out, as it is centred on both          is a profession that requires a       Representing Visual Culture:
Home campus                         City West                           practical and theoretical design       high level of commitment and          Design History and Theory           while learning more about design software within
Accepts Special Entry (STAT)        yes                                 studies. Students may choose           is demanding of both time and         Second Half                         the design industry, and UniSA offers a great quality
External study available            No                                  to specialise in either Graphic        effort. Students need to love it      Major Design Studio 1               of teaching in all of these aspects.
Part-time study available           yes                                 Design or Illustration Design,         to succeed at the highest level.      Design Language in the
                                                                                                                                                                                         The teaching staff at UniSA go out of their way
TAFE credit available               yes                                 and will undertake courses that        It is exciting and challenging,       Twentieth Century
Honours study available             yes                                 examine the fundamentals of            and is a career that can give         Computer Graphics and
                                                                                                                                                                                         to support development and growth of skills and
Program fees                        Commonwealth supported              design, typography, computer           enormous personal satisfaction,       Imaging for Design                  knowledge. I particularly felt supported by staff
Program fees                                                            graphics, imaging and web              however it’s not always a                                                 when I undertook my exchange in Hong kong.
(international students only)       (A$) 17,750 per annum               design, design photography,            standard ‘nine-to-five’ profession.   SECOND YEAR (LEVEL 2)               My time in Hong kong was unbelievably amazing.
Scholarships available                image and package design,                                                    First Half
                                                                                                                                                                                         Apart from studying, I also met new people and
                                                                        forms of communication and             Who will employ me?                   Graphic Design Studio 2
                                                                        idea generation. Theoretical and       The South Australian School of        or Illustration Design Studio 2
                                                                                                                                                                                         was exposed to a different lifestyle and culture, all
Program overview                    The Bachelor of Design (Visual      cultural studies build on students’    Art has an enviable employment        Advanced Computer Practice          of which influenced the kind of work I produced.
Visual communication design         Communication) aims to provide      understanding of the broader           record nationally and                 for Design                          I also learnt how to adapt to different teaching
is about solving problems.          an educational and research         contexts of design in society.         internationally because it teaches    Elective
                                                                                                                                                                                         styles and as a result, I became more self-disciplined
These designers work with           structure that enables students                                            the fundamental and underlying        Second Half
                                                                                                                                                                                         with my own development of skills and knowledge.’
image, type and visual form         to address both the intellectual    In Graphic Design, students            principles and processes of           Graphic Design Studio 3
to communicate diverse ideas,       and practical aspects of the        expand their knowledge in areas        design that enable graduates to       or Illustration Design
function and identity as they       program. By developing the          of editorial design, identity,         apply their knowledge and skills      Studio 3
analyse, organise and present       individual student’s creativity     information and exhibition             across diverse applications.          Contemporary Design Issues
solutions to all forms of visual    and knowledge through the           design, advertising, publishing,                                             Design for Multimedia and Web
communication problems in           integration of theory and           packaging, interactive and             Visual Communication graduates
society. Graphic designers and      studio studies, the program         new media design. Students             secure work as designers,             THIRD YEAR (LEVEL 3)
illustration designers commonly     aims to produce graduates           have opportunities to engage           art directors, animators,             First Half
work with an extensive range        who are able to function as         with real-life design tasks            illustrators, typographers, web       Major Design Studio 4
of applications from paper to       reflective practitioners in the     and lecturers are themselves           and interactive designers, and        Visual Communication
digital media, still to animated    field of contemporary visual        designers with strong links            exhibition designers. They            Design Theory Elective
(web page design, motion            communication design and who        to the design industry.                work in environments such             Elective
graphics for film or television),   can contribute to the cultural                                             as design studios, advertising        Second Half
flat to three-dimensional           and social life of the community.   In Illustration Design, students are   agencies, publishing houses,          Professional Studio and Practice
(packaging, display, exhibition),                                       encouraged to develop their own        educational and government            Indigenous Arts, Cultures
single piece to multi-page (print   Students in the program have        individual drawing and illustration    institutions, large companies         and Design
or electronic presentations).       a unique learning opportunity       styles and techniques as they          (with their own design studios),      BUGE Elective                       (08) 8302 2376 or 1300 UNINOW

Entry requirements

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Applicants are required to             Test (STAT). A personal             established to increase access      1300 UNINOW (local call cost) or
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» Qualified for SACE; and              may also be considered              disadvantaged. USANET offers        Student contributions
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  – Included at least four Stage     Please note that some                 programs at UniSA.                  determines the amount that you
  2 subjects which are approved      programs have prerequisites.                                              contribute within a range set by
  Higher Education Selection         Applicants should check all entry     Students will be automatically      the Australian Government. The
  Subjects (HESS); and               requirements before applying.         eligible for USANET if they have    contribution that applies depends
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» Completed interstate or            may also be required to attend        by UniSA as either significantly    to study and the contribution
  overseas qualifications that       an interview or present a folio.      disadvantaged, or if they are       band in which those courses
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  equivalent to the SACE             For more information on               who are on the School Card (or      your student contribution also
» Completed the International        entry requirements, visit             state equivalent) and/or youth      depends on the unit value
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» Completed or partly completed                                            school in Australia. To download    equivalent full-time student load
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  Universities Australia (OUA)       students, Indigenous                  include your SATAC application
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  TAFE or from another registered                                          or delegate.
  training organisation at AQF       For more information,
  Certificate IV or above            contact (08) 8302 2376 or
                                     1300 UNINOW or email

As per the Australian Government guidelines, the student contribution amounts for 2009 are:

 Band                                Fields of study                                                           Student contribution
 National priorities                 Nursing, Education                                                        A$4,162
 Band 1                              Humanities, behavioural science, social studies,                          A$5,201
                                     foreign languages, visual and performing arts
 Band 2                              Mathematics, statistics, computing, built environment,                    A$7,412
                                     health, engineering, science, surveying, agriculture
 Band 3                              Law, accounting, commerce, administration, economics,                     A$8,677
                                     dentistry, medicine, veterinary science

 Note: these amounts are for 1 EFTSL in 2009. The student contribution amounts for 2010 will be advised by the Federal Government in
 October 2009, and these will be available to view via at that time.

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