The Bachelor of Art Theory/ Bachelor of Social Research and Policy double degree combines a contemporary art theory education with an education in the social sciences, social research and policy.
The Art Theory component will provide graduates with an understanding of the history and theories of art, design and media; a strong foundation for critical analysis; and advanced research skills.
Among the aims of the Social Research and Policy degree are to deepen students’ understanding of the social sciences, to develop their capacity to evaluate ideas and policy problems, and to enable them to contribute to enlightened policy-making.
Duration: 4.5 years full time
2020 Guaranteed Entry: 80
Assumed Knowledge: None
The Bachelor Art Theory component is designed specifically for those looking to develop the intellectual and critical skills to make an impact in the arts and cultural sector. You will recognise and make contributions to the important role that art theory plays in today’s arts ecology.
Through both structured and flexible pathways, the Bachelor of Art Theory component will help you to unpack the complex ways that art affects society. By investigating the cultural, social, political, and economic contexts for art, the Bachelor of Art Theory component will enable you to produce incisive ideas and communicate them powerfully. Our focus on rigorous inquiry will give you the capacity to think experimentally, critically, and independently.
The Bachelor of Art Theory component is grounded in the fundamentals of art history and theory, with complementary expertise ranging across new media, visual art, performance, moving image, sound, Australian Indigenous art, design, and museum studies. You will be taught by leading experts in their fields who will offer you a dynamic and rewarding learning experience.
The degree offers the flexibility to develop unique pathways into today’s arts and cultural industries. You will become equipped to contribute insightful ideas to help shape understandings of art and its contexts. In-depth knowledge of the most important artistic ideas and practices of the recent past and present will help you become a future leader in the field.
In the Social Research and Policy component, your choice of major provides disciplinary knowledge in at least one area, complimenting your social science training.
Majors can include:
- Development Studies
- Environmental Humanities
- Human Resource Management*
- Indigenous Studies
- International Business*
- Media Culture & Technology
- Politics & International Relations
- Sociology & Anthropology
*Major offered by UNSW Business School
For more information about each component of the Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Social Research and Policy, including career opportunities, please see each degree page.
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