The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
62.00
73.13 (Median SR)
62.00
73.13 (Median SR)
About Selection Ranks
International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Start dates
  • First intake in 2021
  • First intake in 2021
Fees

AUD32,175 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0 (R,W), 8.0 (L,S)

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 40107
CRICOS code: 095155F

Visual Arts

Study a teaching area in Visual Arts teaching for Secondary Education

As a teacher of visual arts subjects, you will guide secondary students throughout their creative journey.

Share your talent and knowledge with enthusiastic young people who are developing their interests in the creative arts. When you study a teaching area in visual arts teaching, you’ll learn how to develop, nurture and enable your students’ knowledge, talents and skills. Your primary role as a visual arts teacher will be to facilitate the creative growth of your future students.

Visual Arts secondary school teachers lead and enable students, ensuring that they become confident artists and designers. You will study art history and criticism so that you can confidently inform your students’ practical experiences with theoretical learning and assessment. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your practical specialty in visual arts, learning new techniques and practices.

What jobs can you get with a teaching area in visual arts teaching?

Study a teaching area in visual arts teaching and you will learn the skills you need to become an art teacher in a high school. Visual arts might lead you to work in:

  • High school teaching
  • Educational policy development
  • Research and analysis

You may wish to study a additional teaching area to enhance your employability and further specialise your first teaching area. Related teaching areas include ancient and modern history, english and society and culture.

Suitable for education and teaching students with:

  • An interest in developing their practical skills and artistic specialty.
  • Goals to expand their knowledge of art history and criticism for application to high school teaching.
  • A commitment to facilitating the creative growth of young learners interested in visual arts and design.

What do you learn in a visual arts teaching area?

If you choose to specialise in visual arts as one of your core teaching areas, you’ll study a variety of courses in art history, criticism and practice:

  • Art History: Students will study core aspects of art history as part of their visual arts teaching major (first teaching area). You’ll study courses in Australian art from 1788 to the present, focusing on the types of art produced, and the various interpretive frameworks used to approach artistic practice.
  • Methods, Modes and Movements: Artistic practice is a term used to encompass the methods of creativity, modes of artistic production, and movements which have historically shaped creative practice. Our visual arts courses draw upon these three components to educate our graduates in artistic interpretation and criticism.
  • Creative Practice: Theoretical studies will be used to inform your creative practice. You’ll have the option to study a range of courses in your artistic specialty. Develop your skills in painting, drawing, photography, video art, printmaking, mixed media, installations and more.

Which degrees include this teaching area?

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and any associated degree program allows you to study a teaching area in teaching visual arts.