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Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

Combine education and visual arts for a teaching career, explore other opportunities in educational settings, or create content for the creative industries.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
13
Selection
rank
72
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
429152
CRICOS
099058G

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Complete two separate degrees in four and a half years full time
  • You can select two teaching areas for specialisation
  • Graduate with advanced creative skills in visual arts
  • Engage in transdisciplinary activities that will further develop professional depth and academic knowledge
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT. 

Highlights

  • Complete two separate degrees in four and a half years full time
  • You can select two teaching areas for specialisation
  • Graduate with advanced creative skills in visual arts
  • Engage in transdisciplinary activities that will further develop professional depth and academic knowledge
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT. 

Why choose this course?

This double degree allows you to explore your passion for creative practice while also laying the foundation for a career in education. You will engage in transdisciplinary activities that will further develop your professional experience and academic knowledge. You will have opportunities to increase connections to industry and practicing professionals and mentors.

In this double degree students complete the requirements for two separate degrees in four and a half years. The course consists of units in fine arts and education.

In the Bachelor of Education component students are prepared as teachers with specialist understandings for secondary school learners in two teaching and learning discipline areas, with one teaching area based on your visual arts major. For the other teaching area you can choose one of:

  • English
  • Geography
  • history or
  • mathematics.

Our visual arts 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.

From your first year, you’ll collaborate with students and teaching staff from across disciplines to reflect industry practice, and work on real-world projects briefed by real clients, along with career planning assistance to help you on your creative journey.

And, at the most technically advanced creative space in Australia, you can develop your creativity and collaborate and exhibit in technology-equipped spaces. End-of-year showcase events, performances and exhibitions are an important feature of all courses, and are celebrated by friends, family, industry and the arts community.

Real-world learning

The program includes substantial professional experience connected to on-campus learning. QUT organises professional experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professional educators.

What to expect

Education double degrees offer qualifications that can set you on the path to pursue a range of careers across many industries and the education sector.  

Real-world facilities

Experience the new Education Precinct at the heart of Kelvin Grove campus. With five levels dedicated to world-class teaching, you’ll have access to imaginatively designed face-to-face and online interactive learning spaces. A centrepiece of the Precinct is the Sphere, a digital LED globe suspended over two floors with a changing menu of innovative visual content.

To prepare you to be an inspiring, innovative and confident teacher for the future, you’ll be able to experiment and innovate in preparation for professional experiences in schools. The spaces facilitate just the right balance of collaborative learning, interaction and quiet individual research.

Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to push boundaries, be curious and innovate. Qualities you will in turn foster in the students you teach.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

This double degree will prepare you to become a specialist teacher with a deep knowledge of creative practice. You can explore many career paths or use your combination of skills to develop and lead creative programs in the education sector.  

In the Bachelor of Education component you will learn to innovate and incorporate digital technologies in your teaching. You will be equipped with entrepreneurial thinking and leadership skills and develop the resilience and creative capabilities to adapt to ongoing workforce changes and future opportunities.

Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas. You will be empowered to shape your own career path and explore the many ways to make an impact. Teachers develop a range of skills which, in combination with work experience and personal qualities, equip them for a variety of careers outside the classroom, including:

  • education policy and program implementation
  • training and development roles in private and public organisations
  • education and outreach roles
  • developing products for the education services industry
  • learning designer
  • entertainment industry roles
  • consultancy
  • education research.

Professional recognition

This course meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and Queensland College of Teachers and graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration.

Possible careers

  • Teacher
  • Visual Artist
  • Visual Arts Teacher

Requirements

OP 13
Rank 72

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
ID24
QTAC code
429152
CRICOS code
099058G
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4.5 years full-time
Duration
4.5 years full-time
Entry
February
5pm Friday 14 September 2018: QTAC applications, I forms, change of major/second major/minor request forms and the QUT online registration form close.
Entry
February
OP Guarantee
No
Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Prerequisites

You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA) in:

  • English
  • at least one of Maths A, B or C.

Haven't completed the prerequisite subjects?

You may be able to meet the prerequisite requirements if you've completed equivalent subjects or by completing bridging courses.

How to meet prerequisite requirements

Additional entry requirements

You must also submit your portfolio and attend a successful interview for the visual arts component of your course.

For education, you must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as attributes and motivations common to effective teachers. You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for, and understanding of, the course and profession. Details are available from the QTAC initial teacher education website.

Important dates

Thursday 2 August 2018
QTAC applications, intrafaculty change form, change of major or minor form and the QUT online registration form open.
5pm Friday 14 September 2018
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.

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 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 audition and bring your supporting documents with you. You can select your audition time through the online registration form.

If you're not able to attend an interview, you can opt for a phone of Skype interview when you complete the registration form. If you select this option, you'll need to email your portfolio and supporting documents to ci@qut.edu.au by 5pm on Friday 21 September 2018.

Supporting documentation

Make sure you have:

  • a printed copy of your registration form confirmation notice or email
  • a printed CV of no more than 2 pages, outlining both formal and informal learning and experiences in the field of visual arts
  • your portfolio

Portfolio and interview preparation

Visual arts portfolio and interview preparation (PDF file, 99.0 KB)

Interview location and dates

We encourage you to attend one of the available interview times, which you can select 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, either in person or via phone/Skype, you won't be considered for a place in the course.

In-person interviews (Brisbane)

Date
Monday 24 September 2018
Tuesday 25 September 2018
Location
Z9, Creative Industries Precinct, cnr of Kelvin Grove Rd & Musk Avenue, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Phone and skype interviews

Date
Wednesday 26 September 2018

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 the outcome?

QTAC applications

Before the November offer round, we will update the preference information within your QTAC application to reflect your outcome. You'll be able to check this via QTAC’s application services.

What information will I see on QTAC?

Within your preferences tab you will see one of the following statuses under the satisfied column:

  • Met: You have met the minimum entry requirements to be considered for a place in this course
  • Not met: You have not met the minimum entry requirements to be considered for a place in this course. You may want to review your QTAC course preferences.

Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee a QTAC offer for this course, as there are usually more eligible applicants than places available in the program. Most offers will be made in the November offer round. Further offers may be made in later offer rounds.

Intrafaculty change applications

Admissions will notify you of your outcome by email, sent to your QUT student email address from December.

Change of major or minor applications

The Creative Industries Faculty will notify you of your outcome by email, sent to your QUT student email address from late November.

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.

If you intend to apply for advanced standing (credit) you can view more information and find out how to apply. If you enter the course with advanced standing you should seek advice on your course progression and the availability of units.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

More about deferring your offer

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

429152 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/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

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.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
13
Rank
72

Prerequisites

You must have passed four semesters at Australian high school level or equivalent:

  • English; and
  • at least one of Maths A, B or C.

Additional entry requirements

Successful portfolio and interview; and

Pass the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) capabilities criteria.

Applicants must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations common to effective teachers.

You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of, the course and profession. In the questionnaire you will be asked to:

  • Rank a series of potentially appropriate statement responses, in order of what you think is most to least important.
  • Provide two x 500 word written statements addressing the categories and indicators as outlined on the Teacher Entry Fact Sheet.
  • QUT will send you details on how to complete the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) Capabilities Criteria questionnaire and submit your written statements after you have lodged an application.

Haven't completed the prerequisite subjects?

You may be able to meet the prerequisite requirements if you've completed equivalent subjects, by completing bridging courses or the QUT Foundation program.

How to meet prerequisite requirements

How to apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, applications submitted after November 30 may not be assessed in time for commencement of study in Semester 1 of the following year.

Step 1: Attend an audition.   Complete the F form and nominate your preferred audition location and date; or

Step 2Unable to attend an Interview. Please submit your Portfolio with your F form application.

Supporting document checklist

  • Confirmation notice of interview time, date and location if you are attending an interview
  • Printed CV, no more than 2 pages outlining both formal and informal learning and experiences in the field of Visual Arts if you are attending an interview
  • Portfolio

Portfolio and interview preparation

Visual Arts portfolio and interview preparation

Interview location and dates

International applicants are encouraged to attend an audition as outlined below. If you do not undertake your interview in person or via phone/skype you cannot be considered for a place in the course.

Brisbane: Monday 24 or Tuesday 25 September 2018

Z9, Creative Industries Precinct, corner of Kelvin Grove Rd & Musk Avenue, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Phone/Skype: Wednesday 26 September 2018

Portfolio and interview feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, the selection panel is unable to provide feedback to applicants.

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, Singapore, 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
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English 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 within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
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

Blue card

This course requires you to have a blue card so you can participate in work placements and experience.

More about blue card requirements

Course requirements

Literacy and numeracy

You will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course. The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills. QUT provides you with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.

Information is available from the additional course requirements and costs website.

Blue card

This course requires you to have a blue card so you can participate in work placements and experience.

More about blue card requirements

Fees

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

2020 fees

2020 CSP $6,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $31,500 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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