Fine Arts

Visual ArtsWhy study Fine Arts?

The honours program in fine arts allows graduates to explore a specific genre of fine arts and fosters independent artistic inquiry through practice, theory and research.  An honours degree can qualify you for further postgraduate study and Masters and PhD level and is ideal preparation for employment in the fine arts sector.

Career opportunities

Curatorship, commercial and public galleries, arts administration, community arts programs, photojournalism, web design and colour and interior design, practicing exhibiting artist, education, and art therapy.

Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

Two coursework compulsory subjects at 120 credit points.

VPA4SP Studio Practice (Semester 1&2)
VPA4RVA Research – Visual Art (Semester 1&2)

Research degrees

Research based practice in studio art and advanced theoretical studies with an emphasis in the interconnectedness of theory and practice.

Entry requirements

On recommendation from the Honours Selection Panel, you can apply for entry to honours following completion of the degree.  You are expected to have an average mark of 70%, preferably with 80% or higher within your chosen discipline or major area of studio study.  

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

Two coursework compulsory subjects at 120 credit points.

VPA4SP Studio Practice (Semester 1&2)
VPA4RVA Research – Visual Art (Semester 1&2)

Research degrees

Research based practice in studio art and advanced theoretical studies with an emphasis in the interconnectedness of theory and practice.

Entry requirements

On recommendation from the Honours Selection Panel, you can apply for entry to honours following completion of the degree.  You are expected to have an average mark of 70%, preferably with 80% or higher within your chosen discipline or major area of studio study.  

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

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About the academic staff

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