Elevate your degree journey with our new minor offerings
Occupational health and safety
Students not enrolled in a Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture degree will need to enrol in the following unit in their first semester of study in the faculty:
- OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety
Introducing a new collection of minor offerings that will unleash your creativity and refine your skills under the guidance of accomplished academics.
Whether you're an aspiring painter, a budding designer, or an art enthusiast, our minors provide a dynamic blend of practical and theoretical skills and intellectual exploration.
Our minor offerings:
Learn how to think like a designer to solve complex problems with curiosity, agility, experimentation and creativity through the minor in design.
Designers are innovators who translate ideas into outcomes across a breadth of industries and disciplines – whether that’s in the digital space through web design, animation or coding, or exploring ways to improve the cities, transport systems and spaces we inhabit.
With the design minor you’ll learn about the fundamentals of design as well as select two specialisations from the diverse fields of communication, collaborative, spatial and industrial design to suit your interests.
You must complete:
- DGN1000 Design studio 1 (12 credit points)
You must complete two of the following units:
- CDS2521 Creative coding
- CDS2522 Creative expression through physical computing
- CDS2531 Animation and motion
- CDS2533 Photographic art direction
- CDS2601 Digital audio/video
- CDS2704 Web design
- DGN2040 Creative sustainability
- DGN2500 Design thinking for global challenges
- IDN2033 Mould making and casting for design
- IDN2120 Designing for sustainability
- IDN2811 Emerging technologies for designers
- SDN2525 Sensory design
The fine art minor will allow you to engage with the technical, material and conceptual methods of fine art. You will gain a solid grounding in creative processes in a range of media within practical studio-based classes, underpinned by an understanding of the historical and contemporary value of fine art.
As part of the fine art minor you will complete a Drawing: Introduction unit before selecting three specialisations of your choice – from painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, jewellery, glass, printmaking, and more.
Absorbed in the making, exploration, conceptualisation and analysis of contemporary art, you'll develop critically-informed skills and capabilities across a range of art practices to expand your passions and develop your artistic practice.
You must complete:
- DWG1201 Drawing: Introduction
You must complete three of the following units with no more than one unit at level 1:
- DWG2509 Drawing: The body
- DWG2519 Drawing: The anatomical specimen
- FNA2035 Interventions in sound, performance and socially engaged practices
- FNA2903 Film: Art and cinema
- JWL2311 Material transformations: Jewellery and object forming
- PHO1203 Photography: Introduction
- PHO1204 Photography: Digital imaging for contemporary art
- PRM2001 Printmaking: Etching, relief printing and the artist book
- PRM2401 Printmaking: Screenprinting and the contemporary poster
- PTG1001 Painting: Introduction to materials and methods
- PTG2031 Painting: Colour strategies
- PTG2033 Painting: Figuration
- SCU1021 Material transformations: Ceramics
- SCU2021 Material transformations: Glass and sculptural forming
Art history and theory
Art history and theory is the study of fine art and visual culture. It critically interrogates the forms, meanings, mediums, and materials of historical and contemporary works of art across cultures, alongside relevant histories and theories attached to them.
The art history and theory minor will equip you with the analytical skills and knowledge to understand the social, political and philosophical contexts of works of art and visual culture, from Australian, contemporary and international art.
You must complete the following unit:
- AHT1101 Introduction to the history and theory of art
You must complete three of the following units (18 points)
(Units offered at both Levels 2 and 3 can only be taken once - * Note: AHT2130/ATH3130 is only offered in Prato)
- AHT1102 Modernism and the avant-garde
- AHT2102 Post-war practices 1945-1990
- AHT2031/AHT3031 World wide: Art beyond the Western canon
- AHT2130/AHT3130 Renaissance to Baroque: Italian art and architecture in context*
- AHT2440/AHT3440 History and theory of photography, film and video
- AHT2530/AHT3530 Neo-Baroque aesthetics: History and theory
- AHT2740/AHT3740 Australian art
- AHT2882/AHT3882 Contemporary Asian art and exhibitions
- AHT3105 Contemporary international art