Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours)
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Mode of delivery
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Students who perform well, with a GPA of 5 or greater, during the Bachelor of Fine Art degree may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest.
On the Callaghan Campus, Honours level courses are available in: 2-D Art (Painting/Drawing, Printmaking); 3-D Art (Ceramics, Fibres/Textiles, Sculpture); Photomedia; or Art History/Theory.
The University boasts a vibrant autonomous student exhibition venue (Watt Space Galleries) and a superb art gallery on-campus which hosts important national and international exhibitions. We also have an active Artist-in-Residence program and benefit from established links with national and international exchange programs.
The Fine Art program is designed to ensure that each student is able to gain basic knowledge across a range of fine art disciplines, and encounter ongoing studio-based experience. 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 fibres/textiles, sculpture and ceramics) and photomedia. There is also optional studies in video.
As well as becoming artists, graduates may work in art education, community arts, galleries and museums, or other art related fields.
Applicants need to:
- satisfy requirements for admission to the ordinary degree of Bachelor of Fine Art of the University of Newcastle with a credit average (GPA of 5.0) or greater, or to any other degree approved by the Faculty Board, at an approved level, with a major study in the nominated area of studio/theory specialisation; and
- submit a written statement explaining the proposed program of study. Applicants must nominate the specialisation in which they wish to pursue the program.
In the event that places in the program are limited, candidates shall be admitted on the basis of merit.
Domestic Students- please complete both the Faculty of Education and Arts End-on Honours application form and the Direct Admission Application form, which are available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Divisions/Services/Student and Academic Services/Student Administration/Forms/ApplicationHonoursSupplementFEDUA.pdf
International Students please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Divisions/International/International Division/International Students/Forms/UG-application-form.pdf
The student will study in the major studio/theory area of study undertaken during the Bachelor of Fine Art.
The students are required to have completed the Bachelor of Fine Art degree with a credit average for entry into the Honours program.
No credit permitted for Honours.
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.
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 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.
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.
Full-time enrolment (80 units per year) will enable program completion in one year. Students may complete the program over two years of part-time study. Part-time students should seek advice from the relevant Program Officer when enrolling to ensure that correct sequencing of course selection.
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|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.|
|AART4110||Honours 1||20 units|
|AART4120||Honours 2||20 units|
|AART4130||Honours 3||20 units|
|AART4140||Honours 4||20 units|