The Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Science double degree combines a studio-based degree that will develop your creative and professional skills and contemporary art practice with a prestigious science degree that allows you to study a wide range of science subjects.
The double degree supports the collaboration between the arts and sciences and encourages the creation of new knowledge, ideas and processes.
Duration: 4 years full time
2019 Guaranteed Entry: 86
Assumed Knowledge: Visual Arts, Mathematics and Chemistry plus one or more of Biology, Earth & Environmental Science, Physics or Mathematics Extension 1 (depending on chosen area of study)
Throughout the Fine Arts component of the Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Science, you will utilise world-class facilities, workshops and equipment to make and exhibit your work.
The degree features six disciplinary studio areas, from which you will choose at least two.
In the drawing studio, you will develop understandings of the formal, material and conceptual possibilities of contemporary drawing practice. You will work from the human figure, experiment with a range of traditional and contemporary materials and extend your individual practice through rigorous creative and experimental approaches.
In the painting studio, you will engage with painting as a formal, material and conceptual practice. Exploring connections between conceptual and material enquiry, you will develop an individual practice by testing ideas and techniques in a critically-informed studio environment.
In the printmaking studio, you will acquire diverse technical skills in traditional and contemporary print methods including digital imaging, etching, lithography, relief printing and screen-printing. You will use collaborative enquiry, analysis, critique and reflection to generate ideas and artworks in a contemporary printmaking environment.
In the photography studio, you will develop diverse and transferable photographic skills, supporting you to become artists and practitioners in a variety of fields. The studio fosters critical enquiry and experimentation to explore the material and conceptual possibilities of photography in contemporary contexts.
In the sculpture studio, you will develop artworks by engaging with sculptural, spatial and social possibilities of contemporary art. The studio fosters a collaborative and critically-informed approach to support students in developing their artistic practice.
In the moving image studio, you will explore contemporary approaches to video art, short film, audio-visual composition and installation. You will develop understandings and skills in a variety of creative contexts for moving image practice including gallery, screen, virtual and public spaces.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to broaden your skills and knowledge by selecting from a wide range of elective courses from across our art, design and media programs.
In the Science component of the Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Science, you will study a broad range our courses in your first year to expand your general understanding of science. After this, you will choose from a wide selection of major options.
- Earth Science
- Food Science
- Marine Science
- Materials Science
- Molecular and Cell Biology
- Physical Oceanography
- Physical Science
- Vision Science
For more information about each component of the Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Science, including career opportunities, please see each degree page.
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