Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts), B.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
Brisbane is fast becoming a global hotspot for emerging artists. Visual arts at QUT can help you find your niche in this burgeoning art scene by supporting you to define and shape your creative identity.

About

Why choose this course?

QUT visual arts graduates are at the heart of innovative artist-run galleries across Brisbane. Our students have developed exciting experimental art spaces such as BoxCopy, LEVEL ARI, Inbetween Spaces and Accidentally Annie Street. Our graduates have also been the recipients of the prestigious Samstag Scholarships, Australia Council and Arts Queensland awards, art prizes such as the Queensland Premier’s New Media Award and the Qantas Spirit of Youth Award, as well as the German DAAD scholarship and numerous international studio residencies. Whether you are planning to become a professional artist, teacher or art professional such as exhibition curator or arts manager, you will benefit from substantial studio experience while receiving training in your specialist area. You can combine your studio training with study areas such as interaction design, event management, entrepreneurship or business to equip you for a range of careers in the creative economy.

Career outcomes

This course will allow you to choose your career outcome. Many of our graduates become highly successful practising artists who are represented by commercial galleries and have strong careers in the commissioned and public funding sectors. Graduates also pursue professional careers as curators, program officers or arts managers and are often employed by prestigious galleries and museums both in Australia and internationally. With specialist training in a related field, our graduates also take up positions as creative directors, visual designers and a range of other occupations in the creative industries sector. This course can be followed with a graduate-entry teacher education course which enables you to become a qualified teacher. Pathways exist to prepare you for further study including honours.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1
  • work with a variety of media and develop your own interests, ideas and art practice
  • attend workshops for digital and traditional art-making skills
  • develop skills in visual analysis
  • discover the wide range of art practices both in the studio and in history/theory classes
Year 2
  • further your skills in art practice using a range of media
  • build on contemporary art studies
  • develop skills in visual and textual analysis
  • learn about national and international art
  • learn to contextualise your art practice through presentations, discussions and supported practical experience in display and exhibition
  • choose specific vocational training for a career as a teacher or art professional
Year 3
  • consolidate your art practice and your understanding of its place nationally and internationally
  • culminate your studies and practice in a public group exhibition
  • specialise for your chosen arts industry role, prepare for a graduate teaching course or continue on to research studies

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Successful portfolio and interview;
  • Completion of Australian Year 12 or comparable qualification

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 2018: $28800 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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