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Art and Design

Southern Cross University

36 months
28000 AUD/year
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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 Art and Design degree from Southern Cross University 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.

Career opportunities  

Graduates typically become practising artists and fine art researchers within the context of contemporary practice. Students exhibit in the Graduate Exhibition and can undertake research projects.

Professional placement

Students have the opportunity to undertake an internship in the dynamic arts industries of the New South Wales North Coast. They can also study for a session at universities overseas including the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York, University of Hertfordshire in England, Universitat de Barcelona in Spain, University of Massachusetts in USA, and Kansai Gaidai University in Japan.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing
  • Painting Essentials
  • Printmaking Fundamentals 
  • Sculpture and Spatial Practice 
  • Photography and Digital Imaging
  • 3D Printing and Fabrication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


288 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 096003C  
  • Candidates who can demonstrate artistic expertise at a professional level may be granted advanced standing of up to 4 Art and Design units, provided such artistic expertise has been demonstrated within 5 years prior to admission to candidature. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic students: Commonwealth-supported  

Living costs for Lismore

1200 - 2200 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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