Course summary

Do you dream of showcasing your creative work in galleries and exhibitions around the world? If so, you can take inspiration from the many Southern Cross University graduates whose careers are thriving after completing our Bachelor of Art and Design.

This internationally acknowledged degree is designed to enhance your artistic flair and develop your career options as an artist, curator or designer. Students are immersed in a rich studio experience with an atmosphere that inspires creativity with access to the dynamic arts scene of the Northern Rivers.

From our purpose-built, well-equipped studios, you'll develop your skills in painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, digital arts and design, and drawing.

Our graduates have featured in some of Australia's most prestigious arts awards, and their work features regularly in commercial and public settings, both nationally and internationally.

You may also use this degree as a precursor to further study, through Honours and PhD, with a view to careers in research and education.

Learn more about this degree in our arts showcase.

Do you dream of showcasing your creative work in galleries and exhibitions around the world? If so, you can take inspiration from the many Southern Cross University graduates whose careers are thriving after completing our Bachelor of Art and Design.

This internationally acknowledged degree is designed to enhance your artistic flair and develop your career options as an artist, curator or designer. Students are immersed in a rich studio experience with an atmosphere that inspires creativity with access to the dynamic arts scene of the Northern Rivers.

From our purpose-built, well-equipped studios, you'll develop your skills in painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, digital arts and design, and drawing.

Our graduates have featured in some of Australia's most prestigious arts awards, and their work features regularly in commercial and public settings, both nationally and internationally.

You may also use this degree as a precursor to further study, through Honours and PhD, with a view to careers in research and education.

Learn more about this degree in our arts showcase.

Students complete core studies in:

  • Studio studies: painting, printmaking, mixed-media, 3D studies
  • Art theory
  • Curating
  • Studio drawing
  • Design.

In second and third year, students select from a range of creative and media arts units and/or units from across the University to complement their areas of interest.

Course Learning Outcome

Apply technical skills and specialist knowledge to realise artworks, artefacts and related forms of creative expression

Develop, express and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively

Apply technical skills and specialist knowledge to realise artworks, artefacts and related forms of creative expression

Demonstrate skills and breadth of knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in art and design

Recognise and reflect on cultural, ecological and ethical issues, and apply historical and theoretical perspectives to practice in art and design

Apply technical skills and specialist knowledge to realise artworks, artefacts and related forms of creative expression

Demonstrate skills and breadth of knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in art and design

Recognise and reflect on cultural, ecological and ethical issues, and apply historical and theoretical perspectives to practice in art and design

Develop, express and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively

Work independently and collaboratively in response to project demands

Apply appropriate academic skills to communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences

Recognise and reflect on cultural, ecological and ethical issues, and apply historical and theoretical perspectives to practice in art and design

Demonstrate skills and breadth of knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in art and design

Students have the opportunity to undertake an internship in the dynamic arts industries of the New South Wales North Coast. They can also study for a session at universities overseas including the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York, University of Hertfordshire in England, Universitat de Barcelona in Spain, University of Massachusetts in USA, and Kansai Gaidai University in Japan.


Course overview

Course code

3007160

Course abbreviation

BAD

Credit points

288

Equivalent units

24

Duration

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Duration

3 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Lismore Term 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Lismore Term 1 $28,000 ($3,500 per unit) 096003C

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Art and Design, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:

  • 20 core units (240 credit points), and
  • 4 equivalent elective units (48 credit points). 

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to receive the Associate Degree of Art and Design after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising 14 core units (168 credit points), and 2 option units (24 credit points). 

Students may be eligible to receive the Diploma of Art and Design after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 8 core units.


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors