Bachelor of Art and Design

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Bachelor of Art and Design provides a comprehensive grounding in the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary visual arts practice. The theoretical component of the course instils an appreciation of both contemporary and historical perspectives applicable to contemporary art practice, curatorial practice and other careers in the arts industry. Students gain a diverse and rich studio experience in an atmosphere that nurtures and inspires creativity. They develop their skills working in well-equipped, purpose-built studios for painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, digital arts and design, and drawing. Students work under the guidance of academic staff, many of whom are active in the contemporary arts industry. The Lismore campus is a cultural hub at the centre of the dynamic arts scene of the Northern Rivers. Our art and design graduates have featured in some of Australia's most prestigious arts awards and their work regularly features in commercial and public galleries nationally and internationally. Many have gained further qualifications through Honours and PhD studies to become art researchers and academics, while continuing their art practices.

Structure

  • 24 units. Core studies are Studio studies: 3D studies, painting, printmaking
  • Art theory
  • Curating
  • Studio drawing
  • Design. In second and third year, students select from a range of creative and media arts units and/or units from across the University to complement their areas of interest.

Subjects

  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed-media
  • 3D studies
  • Art theory
  • Curating
  • Studio drawing
  • Design

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Portfolio/interview.

Study pathways

Provision exists for candidates who can demonstrate artistic expertise at a professional level to be admitted with advanced standing/credit in their studio area, subject to approval. A fourth Honours year is available to eligible students.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Lismore International: $75,600 No No information available

Further information

Graduates work as professional and community artists, designers, arts administrators, educators, curators and arts writers. Graduates are employed by the private and public sectors or are self-employed. Graduates have featured in some of Australia's most prestigious art awards and their work regularly features in commercial and public galleries nationally and internationally.

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