Bachelor of Fine Art

Program code

1181

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

13

OP 2019

71

Rank 2019

OR VET qualification

Diploma

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 60 credit points for a major; AND
      • 60 credit points for a second major; or
      • 60 credit points for free-choice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1322QCA Studio Foundations 1 (see Note 2) 20
Tri 1,3 1216QCA Introduction to Western Art (see Note 2) 10
OR
Tri 1 5904LHS Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 1324QCA Drawing Foundations  10
OR
Tri 1 1701QCA Making Interaction  10
Tri 2 1323QCA Studio Foundations 2  20
Tri 2 1217QCA Modern Art and its Legacies  10
Tri 1,2 1324QCA Drawing Foundations  10
OR
Tri 2 1704QCA Still and Moving Image  10
OR
Tri 1,2 or 3 1613QCA Introduction to Photography (see Note 2) 10

Note 1: Students required to undertake 5904LHS must complete 1216QCA in place of a free-choice elective.

Note 2: 1322QCA, 1216QCA & 1613QCA are available in Trimester 3 for all students, and especially for those commencing in Trimester 2, to enable synchronicity with the normal progression of the program from 2nd Year onwards.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Fine Art major courses  40
Tri 1,2   Second Fine Art major courses (see Note 1) 40
OR
Tri 1,2   Free-choice electives  40

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3363QCA Global Visual Culture  10
Tri 1 3364QCA Professional Practices in the Visual Arts  10
Tri 1,2   Fine Art major courses  20
Tri 1,2   Second Fine Art major courses (see Note 1) 20
OR
Tri 1,2   Free-choice electives  20
Tri 2 3365QCA Major Studio Project  20

Note 1: The second major option is only available to students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course (5904LHS).


You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2386QCA Expanded Practice 1  10
Tri 2 2387QCA Expanded Practice 2  10
Tri 1 3368QCA Expanded Practice 3  10
Tri 2 3369QCA Expanded Practice 4  10

You must select 20 credit points from the following Theory courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2915QCA Aboriginal Art and Culture  10
Tri 1 3425QCA Medium  10
Tri 1 2438QCA Representation: Looking at You, Me and the Selfie  10
Tri 2 2916QCA The Art of Resistance  10
Tri 2 2431QCA Art, Gender, Sexuality and the Body  10
Tri 2 2439QCA Memory and Trauma in Visual Culture  10
Tri 2 2410QCA Photo History and Theory: An Introduction  10
Tri 2 3404QCA Contemporary Global Art (not offered from 2018) 10
Tri 3 2389QCA Principles of Curating  10
Tri 3 3403QCA Australian Art  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2801QCA Photo Art 1: The Real Thing  10
Tri 2 2802QCA Photo Art 2: Subversion  10
Tri 1 3821QCA Photo Art 3: Space and Place  10
Tri 2 3889QCA Photo Art 4: One Night Only  10
Tri 1,2,3   Theory courses (see below) 20

You must select 20 credit points from the following Theory courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2915QCA Aboriginal Art and Culture  10
Tri 1 3425QCA Medium  10
Tri 1 2438QCA Representation: Looking at You, Me and the Selfie  10
Tri 2 2916QCA The Art of Resistance  10
Tri 2 2431QCA Art, Gender, Sexuality and the Body  10
Tri 2 2439QCA Memory and Trauma in Visual Culture  10
Tri 2 2410QCA Photo History and Theory: An Introduction  10
Tri 2 3404QCA Contemporary Global Art (not offered from 2018) 10
Tri 3 2389QCA Principles of Curating  10
Tri 3 3403QCA Australian Art  10

You must complete 40 credit points for one of the studio options below:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2384QCA Painting Studio 1   AND 10
Tri 2 2385QCA Painting Studio 2   AND 10
Tri 1 3366QCA Painting Studio 3   AND 10
Tri 2 3367QCA Painting Studio 4  10
OR
Tri 1 2391QCA Sculpture Studio 1   AND 10
Tri 2 2395QCA Sculpture Studio 2   AND 10
Tri 1 3370QCA Sculpture Studio 3   AND 10
Tri 2 3374QCA Sculpture Studio 4  10
OR
Tri 1 2392QCA Drawing Studio 1   AND 10
Tri 2 2396QCA Drawing Studio 2   AND 10
Tri 1 3371QCA Drawing Studio 3   AND 10
Tri 2 3375QCA Drawing Studio 4  10
OR
Tri 1 2393QCA Jewellery and Small Objects Studio 1   AND 10
Tri 2 2397QCA Jewellery and Small Objects Studio 2   AND 10
Tri 1 3372QCA Jewellery and Small Objects Studio 3   AND 10
Tri 2 3376QCA Jewellery and Small Objects 4  10
OR
Tri 1 2394QCA Print Studio 1   AND 10
Tri 2 2398QCA Print Studio 2   AND 10
Tri 1 3373QCA Print Studio 3   AND 10
Tri 2 3377QCA Print Studio 4  10

You must select 20 credit points from the following Theory courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2915QCA Aboriginal Art and Culture  10
Tri 1 3425QCA Medium  10
Tri 1 2438QCA Representation: Looking at You, Me and the Selfie  10
Tri 2 2916QCA The Art of Resistance  10
Tri 2 2431QCA Art, Gender, Sexuality and the Body  10
Tri 2 2439QCA Memory and Trauma in Visual Culture  10
Tri 2 2410QCA Photo History and Theory: An Introduction  10
Tri 2 3404QCA Contemporary Global Art (not offered from 2018) 10
Tri 3 2389QCA Principles of Curating  10
Tri 3 3403QCA Australian Art  10

The elective groupings below are provided to assist you in choosing electives that align with your career interests. You are not limited to selection from any one group and you can select from across the elective interest groups. Please note that in some groups first year courses are required as prerequisites. You may also choose Undergraduate free-choice elective from across the University provided prerequisites are met.

Advertising Photography
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2806QCA Ad. 1: Culture  10
Tri 1 2807QCA Ad. 2: Persuasion  10
Tri 2 3823QCA Ad 3: Disruption  10
Tri 2 3851QCA Ad. 4: Realisation  10
Digital Arts and Design
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2701QCA 3D Modelling for Interaction  10
Tri 1 2993QCM Creative Audio  10
Tri 2 2617QCA Mobile Play  10
Tri 2 2703QCA Wearable Technology  10
Tri 1 3614QCA Experimental Media  10
Tri 2 3643QCA Interactive Installations  10
Documentary Photography
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2808QCA Doc. 1: Contemporary Photojournalism  10
Tri 1 2832QCA Doc. 2: Socially Engaged Documentary  10
Tri 2 3824QCA Doc 3: Expanded Narratives  10
Tri 2 3852QCA Doc. 4: Transmedia Storytelling  10
Drawing
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2392QCA Drawing Studio 1  10
Tri 1 2396QCA Drawing Studio 2  10
Tri 2 3371QCA Drawing Studio 3  10
Tri 2 3375QCA Drawing Studio 4  10
Expanded Practice
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2386QCA Expanded Practice 1  10
Tri 1 2387QCA Expanded Practice 2  10
Tri 2 3368QCA Expanded Practice 3  10
Tri 2 3369QCA Expanded Practice 4  10
Jewellery and Small Objects
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2393QCA Jewellery and Small Objects Studio 1  10
Tri 1 2397QCA Jewellery and Small Objects Studio 2  10
Tri 2 3372QCA Jewellery and Small Objects Studio 3  10
Tri 2 3376QCA Jewellery and Small Objects 4  10
Painting
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2384QCA Painting Studio 1  10
Tri 1 2385QCA Painting Studio 2  10
Tri 2 3366QCA Painting Studio 3  10
Tri 2 3367QCA Painting Studio 4  10
Photographic Art Practice
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2801QCA Photo Art 1: The Real Thing  10
Tri 2 2802QCA Photo Art 2: Subversion  10
Tri 1 3821QCA Photo Art 3: Space and Place  10
Tri 2 3889QCA Photo Art 4: One Night Only  10
Print
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2394QCA Print Studio 1  10
Tri 1 2398QCA Print Studio 2  10
Tri 2 3373QCA Print Studio 3  10
Tri 2 3377QCA Print Studio 4  10
Sculpture
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2391QCA Sculpture Studio 1  10
Tri 1 2395QCA Sculpture Studio 2  10
Tri 2 3370QCA Sculpture Studio 3  10
Tri 2 3374QCA Sculpture Studio 4  10