This program has been discontinued, and there will be no further intake for new students. The information in this program is for continuing students only, who are already enrolled in the program.
Students commencing from 2015 should refer to the handbook for our new program: Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours)
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Fine Art
Information correct as at
18th Apr 2015 2:22pm
Mode of Delivery
- Face to Face
Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.
International - 4 years full time.
Relevant University rules and policies
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 and designers 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 (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. Graduates of this program will be able to seek employment as 7-12 (Secondary) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales (NSW) Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors. The program aims to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, ethically and effectively in their Secondary school destinations; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on and beyond education.
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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/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.
Compulsory Program Requirements
The programs in the School of Education incorporate both traditional and innovative approaches to professional experience. Students will complete the equivalent of 90 days professional experience in relevant school settings in a four-year Bachelor program. This matches the current Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) requirements for professional experience in four-year undergraduate initial teacher education programs.
NOTE: All teacher education students are required to do one professional experience placement of 20 days at a location outside of the local region (ie. in other parts of NSW or Australia). Students normally do this "out-of-area" placement in the third year of the program.
IMPORTANT: Some professional experience placements occur during university vacation times. Please check the professional experience website for placement dates before you book a holiday. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/education-arts/peu/education/
- National Police Certificate
- Working With Children Check
- Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Program Requirements - Review of Progress
In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.
EDUC2195 - Managing the 7-12 Learning Environment
EDUC4060 - Special Education Internship
EDUC4060 - Teaching Practices - Science
EDUC4195 - Teachers, Ethics and Professionalism: 7-12 Internship
Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW
Graduates of an accredited initial teacher education program will be eligible for registration with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards, and can pursue careers as teachers or educators in both the NSW Department of Education and Communities, Catholic Education and Independent school systems; and in public and private sectors both nationally and internationally.
Academic Requirements for Program Completion
Total Units required
4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.
The program requires the successful completion of 320 units that are normally offered as 40 units per semester for eight semesters. Students are required to successfully complete:
- Core Courses - 210 units
- An Art Specialisation - 40 units
- Studio Practice in a different area from Art Specialisation - 10 units
- Specialist Studies (Extended Visual Arts, History or Drama) - 20 units
- Electives - 40 units.
Elective courses may be taken to extend upon Art Studio areas other than Principal Studio, as Drama or History second teaching area or free electives. Those electing to do further Art Studio courses are advised to select a minimum of 20 units from a studio area other than their Principal Studio area. The same studio major must be chosen in AART2260, AART2270, AART3260 & AART3270.
Students who choose to complete a second teaching area in DRAMA and who wish to teach in NSW must cover performance, production and preferably Australian drama within their course choices.
Students who choose to complete a second teaching area in HISTORY and who wish to teach in NSW should ensure that at least 10 units of your course choices include Australian History.
A maximum of 120 units at 1000 level may be counted towards your degree. There is no maximum number of units for studies at 2000, 3000 or 4000 level. Therefore it is important to choose your studio practice/electives carefully to ensure you enrol in no more than 120 units at 1000 level.
Students may elect to undertake:
- a second Teaching area in Drama or History in place of their electives or
- an additional Art Specialisation in place of their electives or
- the Special Education Specialisation in the fourth year of their program in place of their electives (plus a Special Education Internship in place of the Internship).
As programs are regularly reviewed and updated some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, and which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to the program or experiencing transition problems are advised to check existing arrangements at "Additional Information". Students should consult with the Program Convenor or Student Hub for further information re transition arrangements.
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|AART1100||Critical Studies 1||10 units|
|AART1230||Creative Enquiry 2D||10 units|
|AART1310||Creative Practice 3D||10 units|
|AART1920||Visual Arts Theory||10 units|
|EDUC1751||Knowledge and Communication Technologies||10 units|
|AART2260||Principal Studio 1 (2D or 3D or Photomedia)||10 units|
|AART2270||Principal Studio 2 (2D or 3D or Photomedia)||10 units|
|EDUC2071||Specialist Studies in Junior Visual Arts||10 units|
|EDUC2102||Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning Process||10 units|
|EDUC2103||Schooling, Identity and Society||10 units|
|AART3105||Contemporary Issues in Art||10 units|
|AART3260||Principal Studio 3 (2D or 3D or Photomedia)||10 units|
|AART3270||Principal Studio 4 (2D or 3D or Photomedia)||10 units|
|ABOR3500||Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues||10 units|
|EDUC3026||Special Education||10 units|
|EDUC3038||Extended Studies in the Humanities||10 units|
|EDUC4099||Specialist Studies in Senior Visual Arts||10 units|
Choose either Drama; History; or Visual Arts.
Fourth Year Option
Choose either Special Education; Honours; Regular Stream; Specialisation; or Second Teaching Area.
Choose 10 units from STUDIO PRACTICE from an area that is different to your major.
|AART3230||Interdisciplinary Painting||10 units|
|AART3240||Photomechanical Methods in Print||10 units|
|AART3250||The Print as Object||10 units|
|AART3340||Paper as Form||10 units|
|AART3350||Soft Sculpture||10 units|
|AART3360||Experimental Ceramics||10 units|
|AART3370||Ceramics Production||10 units|
|AART3780||Experimental Drawing||10 units|
|AART3790||Observational and Expressive Drawing||10 units|
Students in this program may elect to complete a 40 unit embedded Honours program, assuming they meet and maintain the eligibility requirements. These requirements are determined by the Academic Senate, and can be found on the University website.
Students must undertake 40 units of research courses, namely EDUC4955 Education Honours I: Introduction to Education Research (10 units), EDUC4965 Education Honours II: Research Design and Methods (10 units) and EDUC4990 Honours III: Project and Thesis (20 units). See Program Convenor for further information regarding eligibility for Honours.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students
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.
International students intending to seek accreditation to teach should seek clarification of accreditation requirements with their proposed/intended employment authority prior to undertaking the program. Responsibility for clarification of suitability of undergraduate qualifications for employment with an employing authority rests with the student.
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/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with a disability 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 reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs 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.