Highlights

  • Study studio practice and art history to develop a sophisticated understanding of modern and contemporary visual arts for application in the classroom.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Work across a broad range of media in an open-studio model, focusing on contemporary art practices.
  • Study a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.

Highlights

  • Study studio practice and art history to develop a sophisticated understanding of modern and contemporary visual arts for application in the classroom.
  • Complete 2 separate degrees in 4 years full-time.
  • Work across a broad range of media in an open-studio model, focusing on contemporary art practices.
  • Study a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.

Why choose this course?

This combined degree opens up a wide range of creative and business careers.

You will graduate not only with advanced technical and creative skills, but also with highly developed business knowledge.  

QUT is a world leader in the Creative Industries and its Visual Art program offers a distinctive experience of multi-disciplinary arts training.  Visual arts at QUT can help you find your niche in the burgeoning local art scene and beyond, by supporting you to define and shape your creative identity.

Through our unique open-studio environment, you will focus on contemporary art practices without being divided into separate media-specific areas, such as painting or sculpture, as in traditional art schools. Practise art across a range of media including video, photography, installation, performance and printmaking, as well as painting and sculpture. This distinctive cross-disciplinary approach encourages fluid, self-directed investigation, crucial to your arts practice.

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What to expect

Immerse yourself in the fine arts major with up to 16 discipline units and gain in-depth knowledge in your specialisation. Your business degree component comprises eight business core units and eight business major units.
 

Real-world facilities

Our open studio program focuses on interdisciplinary contemporary art practice combining experimental 2D, 3D, digital, spatial, and performance skills.  Whether you are planning to become a professional artist, teacher or art professional such as an exhibition curator or arts manager, you will benefit from substantial studio experience while receiving training in your specialist area.
 

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

This double degree gives you a broad range of career options such as art project manager, artist, manager, arts administrator, public relations consultant or visual artist.

 

Professional recognition

Students may be eligible for membership to a number of professional bodies depending on choice of major and unit selection in their business degree. Details on professional recognition can be found under the individual majors of the Bachelor of Business (BS05).

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Possible careers

  • Academic
  • Account Executive
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Art Project Manager
  • Artist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Manager
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Visual Artist

Details and units

Your course

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Fine Arts. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component

The business component is made up of 96 credit points of Business School core units and 96 credit points of units from a business major. The business majors are accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing and public relations. Accountancy students will complete 10 major units and six Business School core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

Fine arts component

You will complete two common units (24 credit points) and a fine arts major (168 credit points) in visual arts.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Your course

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Business and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Fine Arts. You will undertake the two components of the double degree concurrently.

Business component

The business component is made up of 96 credit points of Business School core units and 96 credit points of units from a business major. The business majors are accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing and public relations. Accountancy students will complete 10 major units and six Business School core units in order to meet professional recognition requirements.

Fine arts component

You will complete two common units (24 credit points) and a fine arts major (168 credit points) in visual arts.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Requirements

Selection is based on additional entry requirements only. Please refer to Requirements.
Additional entry requirements
Yes
Additional entry requirements
Yes

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
IX35
QTAC code
409682
CRICOS code
064813M
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Prerequisites

You must successfully:

  • submit a portfolio
  • complete an interview.

Important dates

  • Tuesday 4 August 2020

QTAC applications, intrafaculty change form, change of major or minor form and the QUT online registration form open.

All applications and application forms close. Requests for applications and registrations after this date will not be considered. Make sure you allow adequate time to complete each stage of your application before application closing time.

Please note that the application process for 2021 entry involves uploading your portfolio and supporting documentation to the QUT online registration form.

You will also select an interview time to be conducted on Zoom on either Tuesday 29 September, Wednesday 30 September or Thursday 1 October 2020. No interviews will be conducted in person for this cycle.

How to apply

Step 1

Apply through QTAC. Current Creative Industries Faculty (CIF) undergraduate students changing course or major must instead submit an intrafaculty change form or change of major or minor form.

Step 2

Complete the QUT online registration form. You must have a valid QTAC number or current QUT student ID number to complete this step.

You will be required to upload your portfolio (one file) and supporting documentation (a second file) to your application. You must pay the non-refundable $70 application service fee via QUTPay. If you're applying via the Educational Access Scheme or the Centralised Assessment Selection Program, you are exempt from the fee.

Your application is complete once you reach the confirmation notice screen and receive your confirmation email.

Step 3

Attend your nominated interview on Zoom. You can select your interview time through the online registration form. The meeting ID and password will be noted in your confirmation email.

Supporting documentation

When submitting your application, you will be required to upload your supporting documentation. This should include:

  • a printed CV of no more than 2 pages, outlining both formal and informal learning and experiences in the field of visual arts together with your academic record

Please upload your supporting documentation as one file, and your portfolio as a second file in the application system.

Application preparation

Visual arts portfolio and interview preparation (PDF file, 932.9 KB)

Visual arts portfolio template (PDF file, 204.6 KB)

Interview dates

You will select a Zoom interview time through the online registration form. The time and date of your interview cannot be changed except in exceptional circumstances.

If you don't attend an interview, on Zoom, you won't be considered for a place in the course.

Zoom interviews

Date

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Thursday 1 October 2020

Upon successful submission of the QUT online registration form, you will receive a confirmation email including the Zoom meeting ID that can used to join your scheduled interview session.

Portfolio and interview feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, we can't provide feedback to applicants.

I need more information

Contact the Creative Industries Faculty for more information on our interview process. You can get in touch by emailing ci@qut.edu.au or calling 3138 8114.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

409682 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

Admission was based on additional entry requirements only.

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Prerequisites

You must successfully:

  • submit a portfolio
  • complete an interview
  • have completed Australian Year 12, or equivalent qualification.

How to apply

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Applications submitted after 30 November may not be assessed in time to start study in Semester 1 of the following year.

Apply for this course using the international student application form (PDF file, 297.2 KB).

Your portfolio and supporting documentation should be submitted with your application form.

Supporting documentation

When submitting your application, you will be required to include your supporting documentation. This should include:

  • your portfolio
  • a printed CV of no more than 2 pages, outlining both formal and informal learning and experiences in the field of visual arts together with your academic record

Your interview

You'll be assigned a Zoom interview time. Interviews are conducted in English.

Application preparation

Visual arts portfolio and interview preparation (PDF file, 932.9 KB)

Visual arts portfolio template (PDF file, 204.6 KB)

Interview dates

You will be assigned a Zoom interview time after your application is submitted. The time and date of your interview cannot be changed except in exceptional circumstances.

If you do not attend an interview on Zoom, you won't be considered for a place in the course.

Zoom interviews

Date

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Thursday 1 October 2020

We will advise you via email of the Zoom meeting ID that can be used to join your scheduled interview session.

Portfolio and interview feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, we can't provide feedback to applicants.

I need more information

Contact the Creative Industries Faculty for more information on our interview process. You can get in touch by emailing ci@qut.edu.au or calling 3138 8114.

When do I find out my audition outcome?

International Admissions will notify you of your outcome by email from mid-November.

When do I find out my audition outcome?

International Admissions will notify you of your outcome by email from mid-November.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $13,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $31,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

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