Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Art and Design

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

Do you dream of showcasing your creative work in galleries and exhibitions around the world? If so, you can take inspiration from the many Southern Cross University graduates whose careers are thriving after completing our Bachelor of Art and Design. This internationally acknowledged degree is designed to enhance your artistic flair and develop your career options as an artist, curator or designer. Students are immersed in a rich studio experience with an atmosphere that inspires creativity with access to the dynamic arts scene of the Northern Rivers. From our purpose-built, well-equipped studios, you'll develop your skills in painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, digital arts and design, and drawing. Our graduates have featured in some of Australia's most prestigious arts awards, and their work features regularly in commercial and public settings, both nationally and internationally. You may also use this degree as a precursor to further study, through Honours and PhD, with a view to careers in research and education.


Must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising: 20 core units (240 credit points), and 4 equivalent elective units (48 credit points).


  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed-media
  • 3D studies
  • Art theory
  • Curating
  • Studio drawing
  • Design

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent;

Study pathways

Provision exists for candidates who can demonstrate artistic expertise at a professional level to be admitted with advanced standing/credit in their studio area, subject to approval. A fourth Honours year is available to eligible students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Lismore International: $92,496
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Graduates work as professional and community artists, designers, arts administrators, educators, curators and arts writers. Graduates are employed by the private and public sectors or are self-employed. Graduates have featured in some of Australia's most prestigious art awards and their work regularly features in commercial and public galleries nationally and internationally.

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