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What will I learn?

Course details

This course is designed for experienced art practitioners, scientists or humanities scholars who wish to engage with creative bio-research. The course focuses on recent advances in life sciences, both in theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on critical thought, ethical and cultural issues and cross-disciplinary experimentation in art and science.

About the course

This course is designed for experienced art practitioners, scientists or humanities scholars who wish to engage with creative bio-research. The course focuses on recent advances in the life sciences, both in theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on critical thought, ethical and cultural issues and cross-disciplinary experimentation in art and science. You’ll have access to scientific laboratories, techniques and expertise. You’ll take both existing art and science units and a core of Symbiotic, A unit that includes a major project and dissertation.

If you wish to engage with the crossover of art and science and already hold a degree in science, humanities or visual arts, you will find this course develops your theoretical and practical skills in the production of biological art. Emphasis is placed on critical thought, ethical and cultural issues and cross-disciplinary experimentation in art and science.

Completion of this degree can lead to wide and diverse career opportunities in the fields of art, science or social science, especially in positions dealing with policy, communication and commentary, or in education. It offers opportunities for further academic pursuits, including higher degree by research, if you are interested in the holistic view of the effects of the sciences on our society and culture.

Career Pathways

Symbiotic A’s academic program can lead to wide and diverse career opportunities in the fields of art, science or social science, especially in positions dealing with issues of policy, communication and commentary, or in education. It offers opportunities for further academic pursuits for the people who are interested in the holistic view of the effects of the sciences on our society and culture.

Career Opportunities

Academic

Artistic Director

Arts Professional

Author

Curator - Gallery or Museum

University Lecturer

Visual Arts Professional

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.

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Which department am I in?

School of Human Sciences

CRICOS

083855K

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,200.00 (23,22,581) per year
AUD $86,400 for the entire course.

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

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have, (a) a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or (b)(i) a bachelor's degree in a health, biomedical or biological sciences-related discipline, or an equivalent qualification; and (ii) at least one year of relevant professional experience; or (c)(i) completed the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education or Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education at UWA; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in all core units.

For international students

To be considered for admission to this course, an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Fine Arts, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

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

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