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Overview

Course information set

  • Explore your artistic practice in an open-studio environment, encouraging self-directed investigation.
  • Opportunity to study a cross-disciplinary approach to explore your art practice across a range of media.
  • Experience study in both studio practice and art history.
  • Prepares you to work as a professional artist, curator, creative director, visual designer or arts manager.
QTAC course code421782
QUT course code KK34
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 056185A
Careers
  • Art Project Manager
  • Artist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Curator
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Visual Artist
  • Visual Arts Teacher

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Details

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.

Why choose this course?

Studying visual arts at QUT offers a range of advantages including a flexible degree structure, a unique experimental studio environment and a rigorous program of art history/theory subjects. With opportunities to work on industry-based projects and international tours, you’ll get a broad experience of the contemporary art world.

QUT visual arts graduates are at the heart of innovative artist-run galleries across Brisbane. Our students have developed exciting experimental art spaces such as Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space and LEVEL ARI, and have also been the recipients of the prestigious Samstag Scholarships, Australia, Council and Arts Queensland awards, art prizes such as the Queensland Premier’s New Media Award and the Qantas Spirit of Youth Award, as well as the German DAAD scholarship and numerous international studio residencies.

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.

You can combine your studio training with study areas such as interactive and visual design, event management, entrepreneurship or business to equip you for a range of creative careers.

Career outcomes

Many of our graduates become highly successful practising artists, represented by commercial galleries, and with strong careers in the commissioned and public funding sectors. Graduates also pursue professional careers as curators, program officers or arts managers and are often employed by prestigious galleries and museums both in Australia and internationally.

With specialist training in a related field, our graduates also take up positions as creative directors, visual designers and a range of other occupations in the creative industries sector.

This course can be followed with a graduate-entry teacher education course* which enables you to become a qualified teacher. Pathways exist to prepare you for further study, including research.

* Entry to graduate-entry teacher education courses usually requires that you have studied a range of units in a different subject area to the main focus of your degree. This forms the basis of your second teaching area. Check the entry requirements for specific teaching courses at www.qut.edu.au/study

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

Your course

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts), you must complete the following:

  • Two common units (KYB101 and KYB102) – 24 credit points
  • Visual Arts major – 168 credit points
  • Complementary studies – 48 credit points from the Situated Creative Practice Extension plus 48 credit points chosen from a minor or unit options (electives). The Situated Creative Practice Extension comprises KYB301 Situated Creative Practice 1; plus 24 credit points from the Situated Creative Practice Options list (a maximum of one elective can be chosen from this list).
Year 1
  • work with a variety of media and develop your own interests, ideas and art practice
  • attend workshops for digital and traditional art-making skills
  • develop skills in visual analysis
  • discover the wide range of art practices both in the studio and in history/theory classes
Year 2
  • further your skills in art practice using a range of media
  • build on contemporary art studies
  • develop skills in visual and textual analysis
  • learn about national and international art
  • learn to contextualise your art practice through presentations, discussions and supported practical experience in display and exhibition
  • choose specific vocational training for a career as a teacher or art professional
Year 3
  • consolidate your art practice and your understanding of its place nationally and internationally
  • culminate your studies and practice in a public group exhibition
  • specialise for your chosen arts industry role, prepare for a graduate teaching course or continue on to research studies

Study overseas

Study overseas while gaining 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 a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course. Saving your electives for exchange will allow you the most flexibility. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.

Entry requirements

Course information set

Prerequisites

Successful portfolio and interview

What happens next

How do I find out my interview outcome?

During the week preceding 17 November 2017, QUT will update the preference information within your QTAC application to reflect your audition outcome. You will be able to check this via QTAC’s Application Services. If you are unsure how to check your preference status there is a helpful video located on QTAC’s Check & change webpage.

What information will I see?

Within your Preferences tab you will see one of the following statuses:

  • Based on the information currently held by QTAC you have satisfied the minimum entry requirements in order to be considered for a place in this course.
  • Based on the information currently held by QTAC you have not satisfied the minimum entry requirements in order to be considered for a place in this course.

What does this mean?

If you have satisfied the minimum entry requirements for this course you will then be considered for a place in the course in the 17 November 2017 QTAC offer round. Depending on course place availability, further offers may be made in subsequent QTAC offer rounds.

As more applicants will meet the minimum entry requirements than available course places, meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee a QTAC offer will be made.

Successful applicants will only receive one offer from QTAC, to their highest eligible preference.

If you have not satisfied the minimum entry requirements, QUT will not be able to offer you a place in the course. You may wish to review your QTAC course preferences. They can be added or amended via QTAC's Application Services. For more information on changing preferences, you can contact QTAC Information Services on 1300 GO QTAC (1300 467 822) or (07) 3858 1222.

Intrafaculty degree transfer applications - Domestic students (I form)

Outcomes are released for applications lodged by 30 September 2017 (on-time) on 7 December 2017

Outcomes for additional entry courses will not be known until around late January

Outcomes will be emailed to students via their QUT student email from Admissions

Change of major/second major/minor request applicants

Domestic students may apply at any time throughout the year. Outcomes for change of major/second major/minor requests will be emailed to students from CI Faculty. If you are enrolled please refer to key dates for final dates to add and withdraw units

Contacts

If you require further information, please contact the Creative Industries Faculty by:

Phone: (07) 3138 8114 Email: ci.@qut.edu.au

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: CSP $6,700 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay 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 and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

Apply

How to apply for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. See the Entry requirements tab for due dates for submitting additional entry requirements.

  4. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  5. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course 421782 because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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