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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts is the ultimate, flexible university degree. With over twenty named majors, you can select subjects to build your knowledge, and electives to enhance your skills.

Our students are curious about the big questions of life, embrace the joy of open enquiry, and are on a life-long quest for knowledge and inspiration. At the University of Tasmania, you will be part of an academic community that cares deeply about the topics that we teach and study.

You will learn to influence cultural and social change, and you will gain the knowledge and creativity to envision better futures. You’ll take on the world’s cultural, environmental, and humanitarian challenges from multiple perspectives and gain the confidence to make a positive difference. In your first year, you will have the opportunity to visit Country with an Aboriginal Elder or knowledge holder as part of our curriculum’s reflection of the value and place of Indigenous knowledges and perspectives.

We also offer opportunities to study across different disciplines and add a major from another course offering. The Bachelor of Arts combines with a wide range of courses which allow you to deepen your knowledge and expertise within two separate study areas. It's also your chance to pursue a career and follow your passion at the same time.

Art and Curatorial Practices

In a time when the term ‘curated’ is thrown around everywhere, the Art and Curatorial Practices major shows how an understanding of art as both artefacts and experiences can shape how creative work is made, analysed and communicated. Curatorial practices, as a term, encapsulates the idea that curatorship question the traditional narratives of art history, and create transformative encounters with creative work. In this major, you will develop visual and spatial literacies in conjunction with high level writing and project management skills, enabling you to conceptualise and carry out curatorial projects in the visual arts. This major immerses you in contemporary curatorial debates and practices, using object-based learning, authentic assessment, and industry contextualisation. You will develop an understanding of art theory and history from a contemporary Tasmanian standpoint, with a commitment to decolonisation, ecological awareness, and place.

This major will prepare you to work in areas such as curating and administrating in emerging, independent and events-based arts, as well as equipping you for further study in postgraduate coursework and research. The major will provide training in project management and develop your effective communication strategies and digital literacy. Unit choices allow you to explore how art and curatorial practices can facilitate the voices of diverse communities, become part of tourism and cultural heritage interpretation, and bring the past into the present through digital humanities. In your curatorial practice project, you will develop and pitch an idea for your own curatorial project to a panel of industry experts, ready to take your next step through connections with art institutions and experimental, independent art organisations.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Law and Education

CRICOS

001694A

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,950.00 (17,27,961) per year
AUD $99,244 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Information not available

Venue

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,

SANDY BAY,

Tasmania,

7005, HOBART, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,950.00 (17,27,961) per year
AUD $99,244 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Information not available

Venue

Launceston Campus

Newnham Drive, Newnham,

LAUNCESTON,

Tasmania,

7250, LAUNCESTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts with Honours requires: Completion a Bachelor of Arts, or another approved Bachelor degree, in this University or another approved tertiary institution with a weighted average of 70% or higher, in the 200 and 300 level units forming a major in the proposed Honours discipline of study.

For international students

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia.

Most of our undergraduate programs have the following English language requirements.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)

TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)

PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42

UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%)

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Tasmania is an island of creative and curious minds. No matter where students join from, they’ll become part of a welcoming, collaborative community.

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  • Top 1 % globally for agricultural science, nursing and Law
  • Highly ranked for sustainability
  • Excellent support services for international students