UNSW Art & Design offers the widest range of Art, Design, Digital Media, and Media Arts disciplines and dual degree opportunities of any art & design school in Australia.
Apply through UAC and boost your chances for late round admission by submitting a portfolio.
Intensive studio practice, individual and collaborative projects, technical training, industry and real-life problem solving are just some of the learning experiences shared by students at UNSW Art & Design. In our dynamic and industry connected programs you will explore the frontiers of creative practice through a balance of conceptual learning and hands-on making skills and techniques.
Limited places are available in the February Round 1 UAC round for single and dual degree programs in Fine Arts, Design, Media arts, and Art Theory.
Applicants have until the 27th January to apply or change their UAC preferences to be considered for the February Round 1 UAC round.
Applicants who have an ATAR (including adjustment factors) of at least 70 have the opportunity to submit a portfolio to boost their chances of receiving an offer. Portfolios can consist of a small sample of images, a URL link to your online portfolio or a short piece of written work. Submitting a portfolio is a simple process. You can submit your portfolio (in addition to your UAC application) online here.
When submitting your portfolio, keep in mind:
The deadline to submit a portfolio for the February Round 1 UAC Round is 27 January. More information on Portfolio Submission can be found here.
February Round 1 offers are released through UAC on the 3rd February.
UNSW Art & Design faculty staff are available to help if you need advice and assistance with this process. Please contact our Recruitment Coordinator Chad Roberts via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (02) 8936-0675 if you have any questions.
The University Admissions Centre (UAC) also provides helpful answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the UAC Main Round and February Round 1 offer process.
We wish you every success with your University application.
UAC code 421000 – Bachelor of Fine Arts
UAC code 421001 – Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Arts
UAC code 429230 – Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Science
UAC code 429395 – Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)
UAC code 422140 – Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Hons is studio practice-based, fosters a spirit of inquiry and provides students with opportunities to work within and across established and emergent disciplines and technologies.
UNSW Art & Design offers students an unmatched range of studio programs, workshops, cutting edge and traditional equipment, environments and exhibition spaces to produce and exhibit their work.
UAC code 421100 – Bachelor of Design
UAC code 421101 – Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Media (PR & Advertising)
UAC code 422141 – Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
The Bachelor of Design degree programs offer an integrated education linking key specialisations of design such as graphics, communication, objects, environments and spatial design, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, media and technology.
UNSW Art & Design offers programs and features specialist studio and workshop facilities in the following areas:
UAC code 421200 – Bachelor of Media Arts (Honours)
UAC code 422142 – Bachelor of Media Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
UAC code 425801 – Bachelor of Media Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
The Bachelor of Media Arts (BMA) is an innovative, industry aligned and research active program that provides students with a strong foundation across contemporary creative media and technology production including animation, video, sound and image, interactive, emergent and cross media technologies and systems.
UNSW Art & Design graduates are equipped in problem-solving across a range of disciplines in the creative media world. Our graduates work nationally and internationally in media and creative industries, including the following creative content production and distribution areas:
UAC code 421400 – Bachelor of Art Theory
UAC code 421400 – Bachelor of Art Theory / Bachelor of Arts
UAC code 421400 – Bachelor of Art Theory / Bachelor of Social Research and Policy
The Bachelor of Art Theory is designed specifically for aspiring thinkers, producers, curators, innovators and entrepreneurs interested in pursuing a career in the creative and cultural sectors.
This major considers ways of thinking about contemporary art and design practices, including experimentalism, art history, aesthetics, visual culture, critical theory and creative methodologies. Focusing on creative research, this major will introduce you to ways of investigating and articulating contemporary art and design.
This major will develop research skills in the areas of curation, contemporary art writing and publishing. It focuses on the history and future of curatorial studies and publishing and writing environments.
This major will foster an environment for the integration of thinking and making. It will provide you with the skills to identify, research, analyse and evaluate art, media and design practices. Contemporary approaches to art and design will be explored by engaging diverse processes and by using open-ended frameworks and methods.