Fine Arts

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Bachelor of Fine Arts

Learn through collaboration

Build your skills working at Tasmania’s iconic festivals, behind the scenes at a gallery, interpreting collections, or at a museum handling objects not yet for public display

Develop your creative expression

Undertake projects guided by individual interests, supported by our studio-based making approach

Unmatched studio and equipment access

Generous studio spaces and equipment, supported by highly skilled staff and technicians, are highly accessible and available

Work across artistic disciplines, dream big, experiment, and create

This degree combines core learning in Critical Practices with a studio practice major that you can tailor to your specific interests. contextualising your practice in the art landscape. As your degree unfolds, you move to open and interdisciplinary units allowing you to dream big, experiment and create work with public outcomes, discovering your own artistic narrative.

With your Studio Practice major, you can choose from five art practice streams, helping you follow and expand your interests in the arts throughout your degree.

You will also complete two Creative Curriculum units, designed to bring students together from different areas in a fun and experimental multidisciplinary environment.

Study options in this degree

During your studies, you’ll choose an area that interests you, and then study a group of units related to that area. This group of units is called a major, and is an area of focus in your degree. You also have the option to to utilise elective space in this degree to study a second major, which you can source from elsewhere in the University, such as the new major in Sustainability.

Build skills in observation, imagination, and making, and deepen your understanding of drawing and print processes. In addition, you will develop skills in the traditional processes of woodcutting, etching, lithography and screen printing, complemented by the latest innovations in digital processes, laser cutting and installation.

Building on a history of excellence object making including furniture, the Object and Furniture studio introduces you to the principles, practice and processes of design and manufacture, incorporating a variety of techniques for conceptualising, developing and presenting design solutions. Learn to develop these skills, be inspired to work at the cutting-edge of object-based practice, and produce effective and professional design solutions.

Painting is a vital and captivating medium that continues to fascinate contemporary artists and audiences alike. By undertaking this major, you will gain an understanding of painting’s significance within visual culture, exploring its contemporary forms and its rich and enduring history. You will explore diverse paint media, techniques, and innovative ways to express your ideas visually.

Photography has dominated global media production for over a century, and whilst nearly everyone now has a camera, very few people are skilled photographers. By studying a photography major you will learn to recognise and apply the aesthetic concepts and technical skills employed by successful photographic artists from around the world.

Explore the frontiers of art and create brave new artworks and experiences. Learn how to bring sculptural practice, visual technologies, sound, space, and the dimension of time together. In the Sculpture and Time-based Media units, guided by open thematic modules, students will learn about time and space both formally and conceptually, creating works that may utilise objects, sound, projection, movement and immersive spaces.

Further study options

While the Bachelor of Fine Arts provides skills, knowledge, and confidence to pursue a wide range of careers upon graduation, you may also wish to explore further study options

For honours course information, please visit Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

Fine Arts graduates find employment in a variety of positions within the arts professions such as studio practice, theoretical writing on art, curatorial work, gallery administration, research and teaching, as well as participating in individual and group generated projects.

Through your Fine Arts learning experience, you’ll develop the ability to problem-solve and think reflectively, skills which are highly sought-after in creative industries. You’ll gain advanced technical, theoretical and analytical skills with the ability to apply a design lens to any creative venture.

Your empowering, hands-on Fine Arts experience gives you specialist skills that can be applied to a range of exciting contexts and careers. These are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years:


Graphic Designers
and Illustrators

Projected increase by 2024^



Projected increase by 2024^


Visual Arts

Projected increase by 2024^

^ ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Festival Hub Mural: Mona Foma 2020

Find out how Fine Arts students got the chance to collaborate with acclaimed muralist and Fine Arts graduate Jamin at Mona Foma.