About this course
|Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)
|Year & campus
|2021 — Southbank
|Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
|Study level & type
|300 credit points
|36 months full-time
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) is a three-year degree that equips graduates with the necessary conceptual and material creative knowledge to engage and thrive in the professional contemporary art industry.
The course offers immersive, integrated and experiential practice-based studio studies and critical and theoretical studies in drawing and printmaking, painting, photography and sculpture. Students will also have a choice of subjects that allow them to explore cross-disciplinary studies, exposing them to multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills.
Embedded in the cultural capital of Australia, students will learn from internationally recognised artists, lecturers and industry professionals. Students will also have opportunities to work with visiting artists from Australia and abroad. As graduates, they will be equipped with the skills and critical knowledge to contribute to a diverse range of contexts including professional contemporary art practice and exhibition making. They may develop future pathways into museum and curatorial professions, fashion, design, education and art therapy.
In the first year, the students engage in foundational techniques to develop and strengthen their skills base enabling creative self-expression. In the second year, the students will use their knowledge to further engage with and develop their studio practice and artistic voice. In their the final year of study, students will have the unique opportunity to travel overseas and/or to involve themselves in research-based internal electives. The synthesis of these skills culminates in third year with the capstone experience of the Graduation Exhibition, a professionally curated and installed showcase of student art work from all disciplines, visited by national industry professionals, patrons, collectors and members of the general public.
Last updated: 12 November 2021