Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This program is designed to prepare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to become professional artists. Students will focus on traditional Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art media, styles and forms, together with strategies for their viable adaptation within a highly urbanised society. It is planned in accordance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander principles and philosophies. Teaching respects Aboriginal laws concerning the ways in which techniques and images may be used. Study will be based on research into their own family history and traditions. Students will undertake field trips to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and study contemporary culture and politics. In the first year, students will gain a solid foundation in art practice, visual culture, contemporary Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and the culture and issues it represents. In the second and third years students will continue the integrated, family-oriented approach to the study of Australian Indigenous art along with studio activities including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and electronic media. Students will also complete an award major of their choice.


240 credit points


  • Expanded practice
  • Photographic art practice
  • Studio art

Standard entry requirements

  • Demonstrated creative talent and academic standing
  • Prerequisite: English
  • Folio
  • Questionnaire. This program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples only

Study pathways

Honours is available.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
South Bank, Qld College of Art International: $88,500 No information available No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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