Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
This degree is designed to prepare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to become professional artists. You will focus on traditional Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art media, styles and forms, together with strategies for their viable adaptation within a highly urbanised society. It is planned in accordance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander principles and philosophies. Teaching respects Aboriginal laws concerning the ways in which techniques and images may be used.
Your study will be based on research into your own family history and traditions. You will undertake field trips to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and study contemporary culture and politics.
In your first year, you will gain a solid foundation in art practice, visual culture, contemporary Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and the culture and issues it represents. In your second and third years you will continue the integrated, family-oriented approach to the study of Australian Indigenous art along with studio activities including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and electronic media. You will also complete a major of your choice.
The Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art program (which is only available for Indigenous Australians) is offered full-time and on-campus at South Bank.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
You will graduate with a folio of work that demonstrates your competence in Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge, skills and media, and in contemporary technologies. Students will have gained the necessary skills to perform effectively in professional contemporary art practice environments. You will be prepared to work as an art practitioner, gallerist or curator. You may choose to continue your studies through honours or a postgraduate degree to pursue a career in art education.
Graduates of this program may be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art (Honours) or postgraduate study.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 28.5||$356.25||$28,500.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.
Additional resource costs for undergraduate Visual Arts studies.