Bachelor of Fine Art

Handbook

Faculty of Education and Arts

Program Code

11193

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 482850 - Newcastle (Callaghan)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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The Bachelor of Fine Art (Program Code 11193) is a Level 7 AQF compliant undergraduate program.

The Fine Art program has been designed to respond to changing community and educational needs and to the exciting multidisciplinary trends of contemporary art. The broad range of courses on offer provide great scope for students to specialise or diversify. The art history/theory courses introduce students to current fine art theory and research methods. In the studio program, students experience 2D Art (including drawing, painting and printmaking); 3D Art (including ceramics, fibres/textiles, and sculpture) and photomedia (traditional and digital).


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students/high-school-students/getting-in to see if you may be eligible.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Visual Arts or equivalent. Completion of a TAFE qualification in Fine Art/Visual Arts would also be appropriate.


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Additional Selection Criteria:

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If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students/non-school-leavers/applying-and-credit


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Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Fine Art degree with a credit average (GPA of 5.0) or greater, may apply for a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest.


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Students are offered a course AART3500 Directed Study that enables them to write a semester course of study in association with a lecturer in a studio of their choice. The course can be utilised to approach external bodies such as professional and public galleries and community cultural organisations to research in curatorial practice, public art and art education.

Other courses such as AART2120 Professional Practice offer students an understanding of all aspects of a career in the arts including contracts, media, OH&S, marketing, mentoring and media and publication. Another course that connects students with professional practice is AART3050 The Arts Health and Community run in conjunction with John Hunter Hospital. The Bachelor of Fine Art program also offers: drawing, paper making, felt making and experience in foundry work as well as digital and traditional photography that can be directly applied to professional practice.


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As well as submitting a direct application through International admissions - http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/how-to-apply/ and meeting the University's minimum academic entry requirement, international applicants will be required to attend an interview and submit a portfolio. This will be organised directly with the School of Drama, Fine Art and Music at the University. Please refer to the 'Fine Art Application Portfolio Entry Form' link in the Additional Information section at the top of this page.

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements.

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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The program offers high quality facilities in all studio areas including a metal casting foundry, paper making mill and the only facility in any institution in Australia that manufactures paints, pastels and watercolours on campus.

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


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The Bachelor of Fine Art is an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree qualification.

In order to qualify for the award, students must successfully complete 240 units comprising:

CORE COURSES - 170 units

  • 80 units 1000 level
  • 50 units at 2000 level and
  • 40 units at 3000 level

DIRECTED COURSES - 50 units

Courses are chosen from the list of Directed Courses. The 50 units of Directed Courses may be chosen from one or more of the following areas:

  • Art History/Theory
  • 2D
  • 3D
  • Photomedia
  • Communications and Media Studies - Video
  • Directed Studies Course

ELECTIVES - 20 units

  • chosen from available undergraduate courses across the University
  • check assumed knowledge requirements

A maximum of 100 units at 1000, 2000 and 3000 level will count towards the program.


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Students who commenced study in 2010 or 2011 should refer to the appropriate Program Enrolment Checklist located at the top right of the screen.

Students who have studied part-time, taken a leave of absence or have diverted from the recommended enrolment pattern for full-time students are advised to consult with the Program Convenor or Program Officer.


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Choose 20 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.20 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
AART1100Critical Studies 1Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART1110Critical Studies 2Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART1230Creative Enquiry 2DSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART1240Creative Practice 2DSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART1300Creative Enquiry 3DSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART1310Creative Practice 3DSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART1400Creative Enquiry PhotomediaSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
AART1410Creative Practice PhotomediaSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
AART2100Australian Art

Not to count with AART3020

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART2110Visual Analysis

Not to count with AART3110

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART2120Professional PracticeSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART2260Principal Studio 1 (2D or 3D or Photomedia)Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART2270Principal Studio 2 (2D or 3D or Photomedia)Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
AART3105Contemporary Issues in ArtSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3115AestheticsSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3260Principal Studio 3 (2D or 3D or Photomedia)Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3270Principal Studio 4 (2D or 3D or Photomedia)Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
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Choose 50 units from Directed Courses (courses may be chosen from one or more of the directed course areas) - 2D Directed Courses.
AART3220Painting Concepts, Modes and MediaNot currently offered10 units
AART3230Interdisciplinary PaintingSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3240Photomechanical Methods in PrintmakingSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3250The Print as ObjectSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3780Experimental DrawingSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3790Observational and Expressive DrawingSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 50 units from Directed Courses (courses may be chosen from one or more of the directed course areas)- 3D Directed Courses.
AART3320Site Specific SculptureNot currently offered10 units
AART3330Multi-Media SculptureSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3340Paper as FormSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3350Soft SculptureSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3360Experimental CeramicsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3370Ceramic Production TechniquesSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 50 units from Directed Courses (courses may be chosen from one or more of the directed course areas)- Art Theory Courses.
AART3000Contemporary Art IssuesNot currently offered10 units
AART3010Writing and Art TheoryNot currently offered10 units
AART3020Australian Art History

Not to count with AART2100

Not currently offered10 units
AART3050The Arts in Health and CommunityNot currently offered10 units
AART3110Analysis of the Visual Image

Not to count with AART2110

Not currently offered10 units
AART3130Museology and Professional Arts PracticeSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3140Currencies 1: Contemporary Focus on Historical Themes in ArtSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3150Currencies 2: Contemporary Focus on Historical Themes in ArtSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 50 units from Directed Courses (courses may be chosen from one or more of the directed course areas)- Communication and Media Studies - Video Directed Courses.
CMNS1004Media Production: VideoNot currently offered10 units
CMNS1230Foundations of Media ProductionTrimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS2040Music VideoSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
CMNS2370Media Production: SoundNot currently offered10 units
CMNS3170Screenwriting (Documentary)Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
CMNS3180Screenwriting (Drama)Not currently offered10 units
CMNS3440Media Production: Screen DramaSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 50 units from Directed Courses (courses may be chosen from one or more of the directed course areas)- Directed Study Courses.
AART3500Directed StudySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Choose 50 units from Directed Courses (courses may be chosen from one or more of the directed course areas)- Photomedia Directed Courses.
AART3420DigitalSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3430AlchemySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3441ImageNot currently offered10 units
AART3452LightSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3462ScreenSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3470SilverNot currently offered10 units