University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Contemporary Art (DBCX)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Bachelor of Contemporary Art provides students with a broad knowledge of contemporary and historical art. Students have access to stimulating, custom-built studio spaces and workshops and learn first-hand how to turn creative ideas into reality. Students explore theoretical, technical and conceptual skills, and learn from national and international artists who visit as guest lecturers.


  • 108 units
  • 27 foundation units
  • 18 units of elective courses selected from a range of contemporary art disciplines
  • 27 units of core contemporary art practices courses
  • 18 units of contemporary art theory
  • 18 units of studio project courses.


  • Contemporary Art

Standard entry requirements

  • Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR
  • OR complete secondary education equivalent to SACE
  • Complete International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Complete or partially complete higher education program
  • Complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above
  • Complete a Cert IV level or above
  • Qualify for special entry
  • Complete a Foundation Studies program AND meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.

Study pathways

A separate one-year Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours) program is available to students who complete this degree with a credit or higher Grade Point Average (GPA). Other selection criteria may apply.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City West International: $88,200 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

Further information

Students interested in secondary school teaching can apply for the Bachelor of Contemporary Art/Master of Teaching (Secondary) which provides a pathway straight into postgraduate study.

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