Bachelor of Fine Arts

Federation University Australia

With the Bachelor of Fine Arts, you'll develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional artist. In line with contemporary practice you may choose to work in an interdisciplinary mode, possibly including performance, installation, video and new media. During the first year, you are introduced to a range of activities to broaden your skills and experience. You will undertake subjects in both two-dimensional and multi-dimensional studios, as well as drawing, digital art and the history and theory of art and design. Learning may take place in a studio or workshop, lecture, tutorial, library, gallery or another learning setting, on or off-campus. Your second year involves further in-depth studies. In the studio art practice subjects, you will gain further experience in a range of media although with an increased emphasis on self-initiating projects, particularly in semester two. In the final year of your degree, you will propose a self-directed project incorporating research and contemporary art practice, supported by staff from a number of specialist studios. You will be working in, or across, the different studios as the individual projects demand. You will also undertake a subject in professional art practice. Our open, flexible, specialist studios include ceramics / 3D, drawing, printmaking, and painting. All teaching staff are practicing artists and designers with considerable reputations in Australia.

Course Fee:


International: $81,900

Entry Requirements:

Selection is based on successful interview and folio presentation as well as completing a year 12 qualification (VCE/interstate or overseas equivalent), as well as meeting the prerequisite study requirements. Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English; ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST); Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher; applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Structure:

This program consists of 360 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Ceramics/3D; Drawing; Printmaking; Painting; Digital Art; Multi-dimensional Art

Further information:

Further information: study.federation.edu.au

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Related Careers:

Artist, Arts Administrator,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Part time 6 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Full time 3 years

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