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What will I learn?

Why choose this degree?

The Bachelor of Visual Arts will equip you with the necessary historical, theoretical and practical knowledge to begin a career in the visual arts. Working with accomplished artists, art historians and other industry leaders, you will learn how to navigate and succeed in the visual arts sector. This degree consists primarily of studio and art theory courses.

In the first year, you will undertake foundation courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, jewellery and small objects and indigenous art and protocols. In your second year, you will specialise in either painting, sculpture or photography, with electives in other disciplines at QCA and across Griffith University.

In your third year, you will continue your major, learn important professional practice skills and produce a major cross-disciplinary project and exhibition. Courses in art theory underpin all three years of the program and provide an important foundation for studio practice or further art historical and curatorial study.

Industry and expert connections

Opportunities to engage industry and build employment options include working with guest artists, curators and arts workers; undertaking field trips and work placements; participating in exhibitions, symposia and events, technical workshops and masterclasses; embarking on study tours for course credit; as well as participating in a broad range of industry engagement opportunities through QCA's Live Art.

Graduate outcomes

This internationally recognised degree will equip you for a career in the visual and creative arts, from gallery director and professional artist to curator, educator, government arts worker and creative consultant. The skills and knowledge you gain will equip you to adapt and succeed in the expanding and changing landscape of the creative arts and will also serve as the foundation for further studies in education, research or professional practice.

Majors: Painting; Photography; Sculpture.

Flexibility

Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.

Global mobility

An array of inspiring overseas study opportunities, ranging from a few weeks to a year, are available for students in this degree.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Visual Arts program is offered full-time and on-campus at South Bank.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

MY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A range of career options are available to graduates of this degree. From gallery director and professional artist to curator, educator, government arts worker and creative consultant, the skills and knowledge you gain will equip you to adapt and succeed in the expanding and changing landscape of the creative arts.

Future growth in these industries ranges from moderate to strong. Professionals require very high skill levels and work in many regions across Australia. Employment outcomes in this sector depend on the talent, skill and determination of the individual.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Sciences

CRICOS

104732K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,000.00 (US$ 21,403) per year

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

Application deadline

31 January 2023

More details

Start date

6 March 2023

Venue

Southbank Campus

226 Grey Street,

SOUTH BRISBANE,

Queensland,

4101, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS: We accept the following English tests for standard entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no sub score less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50.

For international students

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0; OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL; OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19); OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only); OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English); OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Confederation College
  • Canadore College
  • Open Universities Australia
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About Griffith University

Griffith University campuses are a thriving network of learning and innovation.

  • Ranks in the top two per cent of universities in the world
  • Several of its subjects are placed among the top 50 worldwide
  • World class research in over 50 disciplines
  • Over 200,000 Griffith alumni are spread over 130 countries

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