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Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced, max of 10 years

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

The Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture) program offered through Open Universities Australia offers a choice of three majors: Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture), a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture).

Combining both degrees will give you a thorough understanding of the history of art and visual culture and its place in society and everyday life. Studying this bachelor course, you will explore both art theory and practice to provide you with an in-depth education in fine arts and visual culture. As a part of this program, you will study the conceptual decision-making process of artists in a range of mediums. You will learn about the significance of using text, images and other objects to create meaning and representation.


Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

During this bachelor degree program, the subjects you may study include:

  • Art and creativity
  • Engaging in the humanities
  • Introduction to university learning
  • Engaging media
  • Internet and everyday life
  • Web communications
  • Gender, history and culture
  • Text, image, culture
  • Critical thinking
  • Australian and global society
  • Sociology of everyday life
  • Printmaking: methods and materials
  • Textiles: methods and materials
  • Sculpture: methods and materials
  • Painting: methods and materials
  • Issues in contemporary arts
  • Visual arts research: introduction to drawing
  • Historical issues in art and design
  • Painting: strategies and materials
  • Painting: concept and process
  • Painting: development and extension
  • Painting: Art project
  • Art in teh age of revolution
  • Australian art history
  • Modernism in art and design
  • Art and fashion
  • Contemporary Indigenous Australian art
  • Visual arts research: drawing
  • Art project: innovation and investigation
  • Art project: exploration
  • Art project: development
  • Art project: resolution and presentation
  • Visual arts research: independent project
  • Art and the environmnent
  • Perspectives on beauty in art
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture) from Curtin University.

Upon completion of this Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture) degree, you will have the skills and education to find employment in a wide range of fields. Graduates will have the knowledge and training to become pursue work in both public and private organisations. You will have the expertise to utilise your creative thinking skills and initiative to build a career in cultural policy, public relations and tourism.

Curious about where a career in arts could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Artist
  • Textile Designer
  • Textile Technician
  • Art Curator
  • Arts Administrator

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or scholarships.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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