Bachelor of Arts in Visual Cultures

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 002080A

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

If you can't let, go of unanswered questions. If you love learning. If you're passionate about the world around you. Then it's time to start your journey at La Trobe.

With our flexible Bachelor of Arts, you can choose from an incredible array of majors and minors. You'll have access to over 50 majors and minors from humanities, social sciences, business, health and science, keeping your career options open. Pursue your passion and your profession.

Gain real-world experience and build valuable connections that will shape your career. Take on an industry placement at organisations like SBS Radio, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre or the United Nations Association of Australia or travel overseas for an international sustainability experience.1 Many of our exchange programs are financially supported. Your dedicated course advisor will help you to find your path and explore new opportunities.

The world is waiting for you. Step into it.

You'll learn:

Critical thinking

Delve into complex problems. Experts say critical thinking will be a highly valued skill in the workforce of tomorrow.

Emotional intelligence

Understand what drives our decisions. Learn how to connect to others with emotion and intelligence.

Creativity

Learn how to see new possibilities and turn them into reality.

Communication

Learn how to connect, communicate and collaborate with your university peers and future colleagues.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Major Description

The Visual Cultures major brings together multidisciplinary approaches to visual culture, from the moving image to art history and art theory. Today's world is image-saturated, from art to advertising, propaganda to photography, fashion to film, architecture to graphic design, and from newsfeeds to Instagram. As digital technology expands, more and more people become active producers and consumers of visual culture. In this major you will learn how visual meaning is socially, politically and culturally constructed and received in the past and the present.

The Visual Cultures major will provide you with theoretical and analytical skills to critically interpret and write about images and objects. You will be trained to shape, transform and engage with contemporary visual culture, exhibitions and museum practices, and to work in the arts industry, education, and the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums).

Career opportunities

Studying visual cultures builds skills in analytical thinking, communication and attention to detail to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

Museum or gallery curator
Journalist
Publisher
Advertising executive
Arts consultant
Cultural policy officer

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,400 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 3 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
31,400 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 3 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
12,080 Per Year
Read moreThis is a domestic full fee-paying fees for international students intending to study 100% online.
27 Feb 2023 3 years
Self study / online (without attendance)
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia

Entry criteria

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL iBT: Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

PTE Academic: Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50

C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component

Address

La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
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