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Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Artists are storytellers, change-makers, disruptors and creators who shape our culture and enrich our society. At Elam, you will develop skills in creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and entrepreneurship.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Feb
Domestic Fees
$7,279 per year

About this course

Artists are storytellers, change-makers, disruptors and creators who shape our culture and enrich our society. At Elam, you will develop skills in creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and entrepreneurship. These skills will prepare you to make an impact in businesses and other organisations, in all areas of the creative industries and in the wider community. The BFA gives you the freedom to bring your ideas to life by exploring, researching, and experimenting in a wide range of creative mediums and technologies. Our teachers and specialist technicians will support and guide your making, allowing you to refine your skills and produce artworks of high calibre. Whether you choose a stand-alone BFA or one of our 11 BFA conjoint degrees, you'll graduate with an extensive range of skills and ideas that will prepare you for your future. The new Bachelor of Fine Arts will be offered for the first time in Semester One 2021. .

Study locations

City

Course structure

Because our programme is flexible, you'll build a pathway of study that feels right for you. But whatever you choose, you'll learn in three key areas:

  • Creative artistic practices
  • Research themes
  • Creative careers

Study in these three areas makes up your artist toolkit and sets you up for a lifetime of creative thinking and making.

While studying, you'll have opportunities to explore a range of practices such as art writing; ceramics; curatorial practices; digital media; drawing; installation; moving image; nga toi taketake; painting; performance art; photography; print sculpture; social and public art; sound art and more.

In your final year, you will complete a capstone fine arts project and associated research essay.

The broad structure of the programme is:

  • Seven core courses: FINEARTS 110, 111, 112, 113, 320, 321, 322 (165 points)
  • Two elective courses from FINEARTS 220-236 (30 points)
  • Two elective courses from FINEARTS 240-250 (60 points)
  • Two General Education courses (30 points)
  • Additional elective courses from this degree (up to 75 points)
  • Additional elective courses from other bachelors degrees (up to 45 points)