The Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Education (Secondary) double degree combines a studio-based contemporary art education with a professionally accredited education qualification.
You will develop your creative and professional skills and contemporary art practice as well as exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of education. You will be prepared for a career as a high school teacher, as well as in the broader creative and cultural sectors including galleries, museums and community organisations.
Duration: 4 years full time
2019 Guaranteed Entry: 80
Assumed Knowledge: Visual Arts and Band 5 or higher in any HSC English course or the equivalent
Throughout the Fine Arts component of the Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Education (Secondary), 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 Education component of the Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Education (Secondary), you will explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of education.
An education core will consist of courses across classroom management, indigenous perspectives, educational psychology and sociology, special education and gifted and talented education.
In education method courses you will learn the specialised skills and attributes required by a Visual Arts teacher. You will choose to either extend your visual arts specialisation or to add a Graphics and Multimedia specialisation.
From your second year, you will also develop practical skills in classrooms spending 80 days supervised teaching in at least three different secondary school contexts.
For more information about each component of the Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Education (Secondary), including career opportunities, please see each degree page.
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