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Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    24 units

  • 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) course offered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia will prepare and train students to become professional artists.

The course aims to produce highly accomplished and knowledgeable graduates who are versed in their aesthetic and artistic style. The Fine Art major draws upon the diverse and complex traditions of fine art and teaches students self-discipline, and the critical eye needed to succeed as a professional artist.

Subjects include general humanities units to give students a grounding in culture, history and society's engagement with art; as well as practical specialities such as sculpture and painting to foster students' technical and creative skills.



Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this fine arts course, the subjects you will study include:

Humanities - complete 2 units:

  • Art and creativity
  • Engaging in the humanities
  • Introduction to university learning

General Humanities - complete 2 units:

  • Engaging media
  • Australian and global society
  • Web communications
  • Living culture
  • Critical thinking
  • Gender, history and culture

Level 1 major:

  • Sculpture: methods and materials
  • Painting: methods and materials

Level 2 major - Fine Art 1 (complete 1 unit):

  • Painting: strategies and materials
  • Sculpture: strategies and materials

Level 2 major - Fine Art 2 (complete 1 unit):

  • Painting: concept and process
  • Sculpture: concept and process

Level 2 major - Fine Art 3 (complete 1 unit):

  • Painting: development and extension
  • Sculpture: development and extension

Level 2 major - Fine Art 4 (complete 1 unit):

  • Painting: art project
  • Sculpture: art project

Level 3 major:

  • Art project: innovation and investigation
  • Art project: exploration
  • Art project: development
  • Art project: resolution and presentation
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) from Curtin University.

This online fine arts course from Curtin University will hone your creative and technical skills, enabling you to build abilities as an artist. Many graduates rise to prominence as individual or collaborative professional art practitioners.

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

  • Artist
  • Art Curator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Craftsperson

Payment options & support

Finance options

This course is eligible for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which includes HECS-HELP government financial assistance.

Alternatively, you may submit a general application, which allows you to select from a number of payment methods, including upfront payment.

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).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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