Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Fine Arts

Handbook

Faculty of Education and Arts

Program Code

11196

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 480980 - Newcastle (Callaghan)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

Skip to Course
Information

Click on the section headings to show/hide more information.
Hidden information will not be printed.

Click to show all sections. Click to hide all sections.

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

This program is available for continuing students only from 2010.

If you are interested in studying Secondary Art Teaching, please see the entry for the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/12217.html

As a teacher of visual arts subjects, you will guide students through their journey to the knowledge and skills that will enable them to become confident artists both in Australia and in other cultures. You will be able to share your talent and knowledge with enthusiastic young people who are developing their interests in the creative arts.

The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Fine Art program prepares students to teach visual arts, principally for the secondary school and at the same time provides the necessary practice and critical skills necessary for the development as a practitioner in the visual arts.

Students may apply to complete an alternative program commencing in Year 4 in order to qualify for employment as a Special Education teacher, in addition to their teaching specialisation. Entry into the Special Education option is competitive, and students wishing to undertake this specialisation should contact the School of Education for information regarding selection criteria and application. The internship placement will be in a special education setting, which may or may not be in the local area.


Study a language (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.


Admission Requirements (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Current Australian Year 12 Students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on UAI or equivalent.

Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:

  • Previous Year 12 studies and/or
  • Higher education, tertiary, post-secondary qualifications and/or
  • Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.
  • Relevant vocational experience.

International Students

International students currently undertaking:

  • an Australian Year 12 in Australia
  • an Australian Year 12 outside Australia
  • an International Baccalaureat (IB) in Australia

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on UAI or equivalent.

All other international students:

Apply direct to International Admissions. Entry based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirement.


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

Band 4 English for Secondary teaching; Band 4 English and Band 4 Mathematics for Primary teaching. Students who do not demonstrate this level on entry, including non-school applicants, will be required to complete an additional equivalent unit/s as concurrent study or demonstrate equivalent standing.

Visual Arts Teaching: Visual Arts


Selection Criteria (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Milestone:
  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration

Credit Transfer (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students applying for credit transfer will need to obtain advice from the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Fine Art Program Convenor on course requirements including the possible need to complete compulsory courses relevant to the professional preparation of a secondary visual arts teacher.

Credit transfer agreement with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation. For more information about articulation agreements please see the University's website, at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/credit/


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

To qualify for admission to the double degree with Honours in Teaching, a student must achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) equal to or greater than 5.5 over the final two years of their program of study.

From 2009, for students entering their third year of study embedded honours will be assessed under the new rules.


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

The School of Education within the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to achieving the University of Newcastle's number one strategic priority of making 'high quality education of professionals a defining feature' of study at the university. To achieve this strategic priority our programs incorporate both traditional and innovative approaches to professional experience. Students will complete the equivalent of 80 days professional experience in relevant school settings in a four-year Bachelor program; or 60 days of professional experience in the Master of Teaching program. This matches the current NSW Institute of Teachers (NSWIT) draft requirements for professional experience in two-year postgraduate initial teacher education programs.


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Graduates of an accredited initial teacher education program will be eligible for registration with the NSW Institute of Teachers, and can pursue careers as teachers or educators in both the NSW Department of Education and Training, Catholic Education and Independent school systems; and in public and private sectors both nationally and internationally.

Prior to graduation the Department of Education and Training requires evidence that students have developed computer competencies in the areas of basic skills and pedagogy. Students are required to satisfactorily demonstrate these competencies during specific courses in the program. Students may also elect to complete one or more courses in computer digital imagemaking as part of the visual arts component of their program. Students must have at least 10 units in 2D, 3D and Photomedia.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

The Faculty of Education and Arts accepts the responsibility for providing reasonable accommodations for international students, in liaison with the International Development Services unit support team, which offers practical assistance and advice to international students.

All new International Students will be provided with an Orientation of the Faculty of Education and Arts and the University at the commencement of each semester.

There is a designated International Students Liaison Officer in all Schools within the Faculty of Education and Arts. This Officer is available to International Students as a representative and also to seek guidance and advice from.


Special Needs (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

The Faculty of Education and Arts accepts responsibility for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness.


Additional Information (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

The Internship is completed in the final year of the program and students must have completed at least 270 units including all required practice teaching components prior to enrolment in the Internship. Internship is a Semester 2 courses. Semester 1 enrolment is only available to students whose formal program is due to end at the end of Semester 1.


Requirements and Structure Back to top

The program comprises 320 units comprising 180 units of Teaching (Group 1) courses and 140 units of Visual Arts (Group 2) courses.

There are three main components in Teaching: professional preparation, visual arts teaching methods and school-based professional experience.

The Fine Art component consists of studies in studio practice and history and theory of the visual arts. Studio practice courses offer studies in 2D, 3D, Photomedia, Visual Communication (Design) and Video.

Many programs require students to complete a prescribed sequence of courses. This means that students must enrol in courses in a particular order to satisfy the requirements. Such requirements are mandatory when they lead to professional accreditation or when they involve the progressive acquisition of knowledge and/or skills. Before enrolling, students must consult the School responsible for the course area to ensure that they are satisfying its requirements. Failure to undertake courses in the required sequence may result in timetable clashes and/or the inability to complete the award in minimum time.

Not all courses will be offered each semester.


Transition Arrangements Back to top

From 2010 transition arrangements will apply. Some courses in this program will no longer be offered. Where this is the case, the replacement course is listed underneath the course.


Back to top

Click on the headings to show/hide sections of the course information.
Hidden information will not be printed.

Click to show all courses. Click to hide all courses.

Course Information Back to top

Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
AART1210Art Theory: ModernismNot currently offered10 units
EDUC1003Learners and the Learning Process 1

Replace with EDUC2102

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC1004Contexts of Teaching 1

Replace with EDUC2103

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC1005Professional Preparation 1A

Replace with EDUC1008

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC1006Professional Preparation 1B

Replace with EDUC1008

Not currently offered10 units
Back to topYear 2 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
AART1920Visual Arts TheorySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC2039Professional Experience 1

Replace with EDUC2195

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC2071Specialist Studies in Visual Arts A1Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC2101Introduction to Specialist StudiesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
AART3070Drawing for Double Degree StudentsNot currently offered10 units
Back to topYear 3 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
AART3000Contemporary Art IssuesNot currently offered10 units
EDUC3023Professional Experience 2Not currently offered10 units
EDUC3026Special EducationSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC3071Specialist Studies in Visual Arts A2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topYear 4 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
EDUC4070Literacies Across the Secondary Curriculum

Approved students may undertake the Special Education Option by choosing units from the Alternative Yr 4 courses.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC4072Internship

Approved students may undertake the Special Education Option by choosing units from the Alternative Yr 4 courses.

Not currently offered20 units
EDUC4073Aboriginal and Contemporary Issues in Education

Replace with ABOR3500 or Approved students may undertake the Special Education Option by choosing units from the Alternative Yr 4 courses.

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC4078Teacher Research Project

Approved students may undertake the Special Education Option by choosing units from the Alternative Yr 4 courses.

Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)10 units
EDUC4088Professional Preparation 4

Approved students may undertake the Special Education Option by choosing units from the Alternative Yr 4 courses.

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC4099Specialist Studies in Visual Arts B1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC4100Specialist Studies in Visual Arts B2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 60 units from the Alternative Yr 4 Courses. (For approved students undertaking the Special Education Option).
EDUC4002Meet Spec. Needs in Diverse Social & Educ. Context

Replaces 10 units of Standard Year 4 Courses

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4060Special Education Internship

Replaces 20 units of Standard Year 4 Courses

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
20 units
EDUC4063Planning for Teaching in Special Education

Replaces 10 units of Standard Year 4 Courses

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4064Supporting Literacy, Numeracy Communication Skills

Replaces 10 units of Standard Year 4 Courses

Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4065Supporting Behaviour Change

Replaces 10 units of Standard Year 4 Courses

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
Back to topDirected Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 40 units from 1000 level Directed Art Studio Courses, at least one course in each area 2D Art, 3D Art, Photomedia.
AART12302-D Art: Introductory Concepts and TechniquesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
AART12402D Art: Image, Media and TechnologySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
AART13003D Art-Form and SpaceSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
AART13103-D Art: Process and PracticeSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
AART1400Photomedia: Introductory Photomedia 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
AART1410Photomedia: Introductory Photomedia 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
Choose 20 units from 2000 level Directed Art Studio Courses - a pair of courses in one area of Specialisation.
AART22002-D Art: Colour and Experimental Media

2D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART22102-D Art: Multi-media investigations

2D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART23003D Art: Concept and Technology

3D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART23103D Art: Evaluation and Analysis

3D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART2400Photomedia: Studio to Bureau

Photomedia Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART2410Photomedia: Constructing with Light

Photomedia Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
Choose 10 units from 2000/3000 level Directed Studio Courses from the B. Fine Art program NOT in specialist area.
AART22002-D Art: Colour and Experimental Media

2D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART22102-D Art: Multi-media investigations

2D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART23003D Art: Concept and Technology

3D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART23103D Art: Evaluation and Analysis

3D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART2400Photomedia: Studio to Bureau

Photomedia Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART2410Photomedia: Constructing with Light

Photomedia Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART32002-D Art: Sources and Presentations of Imagery

2D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART32102-D Art: Selected Themes and Approaches

2D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART33003-D Art: Aesthetics and Expression

3D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART33103-D Art: Professional Practice

3D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART3400Photomedia: Research and Practice

Photomedia Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART3410Photomedia: Portfolio Production

Photomedia Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
Choose 20 units from 3000 level Directed Art Studio Courses - pair of courses chosen in same Specialisation as 2000 level.
AART32002-D Art: Sources and Presentations of Imagery

2D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART32102-D Art: Selected Themes and Approaches

2D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART33003-D Art: Aesthetics and Expression

3D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART33103-D Art: Professional Practice

3D Art Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART3400Photomedia: Research and Practice

Photomedia Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
AART3410Photomedia: Portfolio Production

Photomedia Specialisation

Not currently offered10 units
Choose 10 units from Directed Art History/Theory Courses (See B Fine Art for other options).
AART3010Writing and Art TheorySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3020Australian Art HistoryNot currently offered10 units
AART3050The Arts in Health and CommunitySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3110Analysis of the Visual ImageNot currently offered10 units
AART3120The 3-D Arts Since 1900Not currently offered10 units
AART3130Museology and Professional Arts PracticeSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units