Visual arts

Welcome to the Arts Academy.

We are a vibrant learning community with outstanding lecturers and researchers. Our contemporary curriculum is typically delivered through ‘blended’ mode, combining high-quality online learning with face-to-face seminars, workshops and studio practice.

You will have access to high-quality teaching in a personalised learning environment. There are many opportunities for work placement, internships, major projects, professional experience and excursions.

Course information videos

Visual arts at Camp Street Campus

Ceramics and printmaking

Study visual arts

Visual art and design exhibition

View the end-of-year exhibition.

Preparing your portfolio

Find out how to put your visual and fine arts portfolio together.

Course information - PDF download

Meet your lecturers

Dr Jill Orr

Jill is a senior lecturer in fine art and is widely known for her performance art practice where she continues to delight, shock and move audiences through her performance installations.

Jimmy Pasakos

Jimmy is a visual arts lecturer, teaching printmaking, drawing, collaboration and studio practice.

Elke Varga

Elke teaches Painting, Studio Practice and Making in the Visual Arts Program at the Arts Academy in Ballarat.

Kim Percy

Kim Percy is an artist and designer. She teaches photography, digital art, communication design and professional art practice.

Scholarships

No matter who you are or what you’re studying, we can help you find the right scholarship.

View all scholarships for visual arts students

Meet Tameka

"I love that we get the opportunity to experiment with a broad range of artistic practices including printmaking, painting, drawing, digital and ceramics." Tameka Hague

About the Institute of Education, Arts and Community

Our Institute offers qualifications from associate degree through to postgraduate in humanities and social sciences, community and human services, visual and performing arts, early childhood, primary and secondary education, vocational education and training and enabling education. Our programs operate from campuses at Mt Helen, Gippsland, Berwick, Camp St and Horsham in partnership with community education providers and schools across Victoria, interstate and internationally.

Our academic and professional staff in the Institute are deeply committed to excellence in teaching and learning.

We also achieve the highest level of excellence in research that has a reach nationally and internationally and makes a difference to the communities we serve.

We are a vibrant learning community with outstanding lecturers and researchers. Our contemporary curriculum is typically delivered through ‘blended’ mode, combining high quality online learning with face-to-face seminars, tutorials, workshops and studio practice.

Our students have access to high quality teaching in a personalised learning environment. There are many opportunities for work placement, internships, major projects, professional experience and excursions. As a result, our graduates enjoy the best employment outcomes in Australia.

We are proud of our contribution to the University's 5 Star Award for Teaching.

Professor Claire McLachlan – Executive Dean, Institute of Education, Arts and Community