Associate Degree in Fine Art

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00301J

This course develops levels of competence in conceptualising, observing and analysing visual information to express visual images in a variety of media. It is interdisciplinary in nature and encourages consideration of the potential for incorporating conceptual and technical approaches from a variety of sources. Students focus on creative work in a variety of disciplines including painting, fibre or textiles, printmaking, sculpture, installation and performance.


The course has a common first year to introduce the basic concepts and philosophy of contemporary visual arts practice and provide an initial experience in all of the major studio disciplines taught within the Department. This enables those with a limited previous experience in fine art, visual arts or crafts practice to explore a wider range of art practice and to make a choice of major and minor studies in second year. Alternatively, the first year allows those with some prior training to develop an understanding of alternative forms of contemporary practice as a stimulus for new directions and learning. In second year, students elect a major studio area, a visual culture unit and a visual research unit. All are encouraged to undertake units offered by other teaching schools on the Kalgoorlie campus.


  • Fine art

Standard entry requirements

Interview and folio, as required. STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Further information

Curtin Course: AD-FINART

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Enquire about this course
You must agree before submitting.

Become a member

Already a member? Login Forgot password?

Join the conversation