The National Art School is the longest continuing art school in Australia and has an alumni of acclaimed Australian artists, many of whom are key figures in the history of Australian art and contemporary art practice. Located in the historic sandstone surrounds of the old Darlinghurst Gaol, the School offers a Bachelor of Fine Art, Master of Fine Art and short courses in Visual Art. Students undertake intensive tuition in the specialist disciplines of ceramics, drawing, painting, photomedia, printmaking and sculpture, supported by the study of art history and theory. The National Art School Gallery's program reflects the vitality of the visual arts. In connection with the exhibitions NAS Gallery offers a lively program of events including talks, seminars and workshops.
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Entry requirements for National Art School
Applicants are assessed on the basis of academic qualifications, interview, folio presentation and their ability to meet the demands of the course.
Transfering your previous study credits
Students can apply for Advanced Standing into the BFA course. Each applicant is assessed on its merit based on equivalent subjects and by interview, folio and presentation.
Credit transfer at undergraduate level is recognition of prior study in a university or TAFE. Students admitted with advanced standing are given credit towards the degree for all appropriate subjects completed at another institution up to a maximum of two thirds of the total credit points required for the degree. Specified credit will be given for subjects closely related to a subject offered within the degree program. Advanced standing is only given for study completed in the last 10 years and subject to places being available.
The educational qualifications required for admission with advanced standing into the BFA for second year are:par - successful completion of first year of a degree in fine art at an equivalent institution, orpar - successful completion of a three year Advanced Diploma in Fine Art at TAFE or equivalent institution.
The educational qualification required for admission with advanced standing into the BFA for third year is:par - successful completion of first and second year of a degree in fine art at an equivalent institution.