The University of Newcastle, Australia
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UAC code


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020

AUD31,185 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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1 year full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Program code: 11194
CRICOS code: 030185D

Program handbook


Students who perform well, with a GPA of 5.0 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 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.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • The ability to create; produce original artwork to a high professional standard in a variety of contexts.
  • The ability to problem solve and/or have advanced critical insights within the relevant artistic situation.
  • The ability to act independently and/or competently curate exhibitions and art events.
  • The capacity to converse effectively and to a high standard in a variety of fine art contexts using a range of communication strategies and technologies.
  • The ability to demonstrate to a high level a critical and scholarly appreciation of fine art and aesthetic issues from an historical, social, cultural and theoretical perspective.
  • The ability to liaise and operate within various arts organizations and the arts industry.
  • The ability to act as an advocate for arts communities and professional bodies.


Information correct as at2 Oct 2020 3:09 am
Program code11194
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan CampusNANA

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Term typeSemesters
  • International students - AUD31,185 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. School of Creative Industries
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code030185D

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Applicants need to:

  • hold a 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 applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form

International applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Hours Application Form and the International Application Form

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Credit transfer

No credit permitted for Honours.

Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at

Program requirements

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 Advisor when enrolling to ensure that correct sequencing of course selection.

Additional documents

Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
AART4110Honours A
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
AART4120Honours B
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
AART4130Honours C
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
AART4140Honours D
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units

Additional information

Additional Information (Prospective Students)

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

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

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.