This course will give you entry into visual art education at a tertiary level, either by the exploration of a broad range of introductory or intermediate units, or where you have a relevant existing degree study within a specific studio to an advanced level.
This program introduces the following areas for study
- Visual thinking: the ability to analyse and discuss images, form and experience;
- visual, verbal and written expression;
- self expression;
- creative problem solving;
- generating and evaluating a range of ideas;
- ability to research and acquire new technical skills as required for visual problem solving;
- awareness and global perspective of the role and function of visual art and design in contemporary culture.
To qualify for the award, the candidate shall pass 100 credit points of units from the Bachelor of Fine Arts schedule comprising:
(a) a minimum 50cp of Introductory level units
(b) up to 50cp of Intermediate level units
(c) With the approval of the course coordinator (on the basis of exceptional ability and existing degree or relevant cognate study) students may be allowed to undertake the equivalent of a studio or Art Theory major (i.e. 2 x 12.5cp Introductory level, 2 x 12.5cp Intermediate and 2 x 25cp Advanced level units). FSA300 can also be undertaken subject to the School's approval.
(d) With the approval of the course coordinator, Bachelor of Fine Arts students concurrently undertaking this degree may be allowed to undertake a maximum of 2 units (25cp) offered by other disciplines.
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.
Applicants are normally expected to have satisfied the University's admission requirements, or be undertaking a practically orientated pre-tertiary Visual Arts or Design subject or TAFE certificate.
Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be asked to submit a folio consisting of no more that ten photographs, drawings, paintings or electronic images of work and a statement outlining their interest in the course.
Credit Transfer and Articulation
On successful completion of the award students may apply for 100% articulation to the Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Visual Communication where their study is consistent with the degree rules and schedule, if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with that degree.
Students who are pursuing concurrent study in both the Diplomaand
either a bachelor or postgraduate degree, could receive credit to the maximum value of 25% (2x12.5%) toward the Bachelor degree*, subject to successfully passing units in the Diploma; unless otherwise stated by the coordinator of the relevant degree (undergraduate or postgraduate).
*Provided that the discipline taken in the Diploma is the same or similar as the discipline pursuing in the Bachelor degree; as determined by the course coordinator
Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.
International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.