Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Fine Arts

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This double degree equips graduates to be the creators of original content for the creative industries, or to apply their creative abilities to educational settings and the teaching profession. The fine arts component incorporates studio and/or project-based practice and aims to prepare graduates to produce, display, promote and distribute their own work through traditional and emerging channels. Students are also prepared to be secondary school teachers in two teaching areas, one being in fine arts and the other English (not available with the Creative Writing major), geography, history, mathematics. Students learn to inspire curiosity and innovation in the next generation. Through a strong professional identity as a teacher, graduates can lead creativity and innovation in the education sector. Professional experience placements provide the opportunity to work in real educational settings, supervised by practising professional educators.


  • 432 credit points (36 units). Education component: 240 credit points (20 units)
  • includes psychology, sociology, curriculum, professional experience units and discipline units for the second teaching area. Fine Arts component: 192 credit points (16 units)
  • 2 core units and a Fine Arts major (14 units).


  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Film, screen and new media
  • Music
  • Visual arts

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Prerequisites: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C), or equivalent
  • And General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C), or equivalent. Applicants must submit a statement addressing suitability criteria.. Additional Entry requirements exist for the following BFA study areas: Dance: successful audition
  • Music: successful audition
  • Visual Arts: successful portfolio and interview


This course meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and Queensland College of Teachers and graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions.

Study pathways

Pathways to the Master of Education or Master of Philosophy are available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes. QUT advanced standing rules apply.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kelvin Grove International: $150,200
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4.5 years

Further information

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Creative Writing; Drama; Film, Screen and New Media majors only: Applicants who receive an ATAR 93.00 or equivalent, and meet the course prerequisites are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. All majors: Students will need to be issued with a blue card prior to having contact with children as part of this course if studying in Queensland or completing international professional experience. For other Australian states and territories students must fulfil that state or territory's requirements for working with children. Students will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course. Students are permitted three test attempts in total for each component as a student at QUT. Students are not eligible to apply for a place in the course if they have failed two test attempts for one or more components, at another institution. QUT provides students with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.

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