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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Bachelor of Art and Design

  • Bachelor

Do you dream of showcasing your creative work in galleries and exhibitions around the world? If so, you can take inspiration from the many Southern Cross University graduates whose careers are thriving after completing our Bachelor of Art and Design.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
3007160, 096003C
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$26,800 per year / $80,400 total

About this course

Do you dream of showcasing your creative work in galleries and exhibitions around the world?

If so, you can take inspiration from the many Southern Cross University graduates whose careers are thriving after completing our Bachelor of Art and Design.

This internationally acknowledged degree is designed to enhance your artistic flair and develop your career options as an artist, curator or designer. Students are immersed in a rich studio experience with an atmosphere that inspires creativity, and access to the dynamic arts scene of the Northern Rivers.

From our purpose-built, well-equipped studios, you'll develop your skills in painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, digital arts and design, and drawing.

Our graduates have featured in some of Australia's most prestigious arts awards, and their work features regularly in commercial and public settings, both nationally and internationally.

You may also use this degree as a precursor to further study, through Honours and PhD, with a view to careers in research and education.

Students applying for the Bachelor of Art and Design must complete a folio presentation and interview prior to being granted entry into the degree. For more information, please contact the Course Coordinator on wes.hill@scu.edu.au

Entry requirements

Students applying for the Bachelor of Art and Design must complete a folio presentation and interview prior to being granted entry into the degree.

Study locations

Lismore

What you will learn

Students complete core studies in:

  • Studio studies: painting, printmaking, mixed-media, 3D studies
  • 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.

Career pathways

Graduates typically become practising artists and fine art researchers within the context of contemporary practice. Students exhibit in the Graduate Exhibition and can undertake research projects.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Art and Design, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:

16 core units (240 credit points) and

4 equivalent elective units or a shared minor (48 credit points).

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Art and Design after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) with a minimum of 12 core units.

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Art and Design after completing the equivalent of 8 core units (96 credit points).