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Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)/Fine Arts

Join one of Australia's top science faculties
Blend scientific innovation and artistic practice with Advanced Science and Fine Arts at a global top 20 university. Expertise across two disciplines will broaden your thinking and expand your career options. Specialise in geology or biotech while learning animation or music. Find a supportive environment to shape our future.
Commencing Terms
Term 1, 2 & 3
5 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
UAC code 429396
Program code 3922
CRICOS code 110670B
Entry Requirements
ATAR/2023 lowest selection rank
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2024 Indicative first year full fee
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree
Students learning in the Science facilities at the UNSW Kensington campus


Join the forefront of scientific innovation and artistic practice with an advanced double degree at a global top 20 university*. You’ll benefit from hands-on learning experiences, cutting-edge facilities and learn from world-leading academics to prepare you for the jobs of tomorrow.

This double degree offers a broad and flexible education, which you can tailor to your interests and career goals. The advanced-level science degree will prepare you for a wide range of careers from earth science to psychology, mathematics to biotech. No matter which specialisation you choose, you’ll gain in-demand transferable skills that you can apply to almost any industry. 

Your fine arts degree will allow you to explore your chosen specialisation in animation and moving image, art theory, music or visual arts. You’ll learn from experts in practical and theoretical classes as you develop your artistic practice.

With expertise across two disciplines, this impressive double degree will broaden your skills and expand your career possibilities. 

*QS World University Rankings 2024

Key features

  • Shape a degree to suit your passions and potential

    At UNSW, you’ll be encouraged to explore a wide range of focus areas and career paths so you can shape your degree to suit your passions, purpose and potential. As part of Advanced Science (Honours), you’ll choose from 24 majors and advanced-level courses. In Fine Arts, you’ll have your pick of seven distinctive specialisations to focus deeply on the creative field that matters to you.

  • Multiply your opportunities with a specialised double degree

    Employers are always looking for candidates who stand out from the crowd. Graduating with a double degree demonstrates dedication and specialised expertise, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market. 

    Despite the name, a double degree doesn’t mean double the time or workload. By combining the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Fine Arts into a double degree, you’ll study focused courses in each program, allowing you to complete the two degrees faster.

  • Explore your career possibilities through research and work integrated learning

    Bridge the gap between study and employment with our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and Research Integrated Learning (RIL) opportunities. These experiences allow you to explore different career paths and apply your skills professionally while being guided by world-leading academics. 

    During your studies, you’ll collaborate with students from a range of disciplines to tackle real-world problems in project-based learning initiatives. This multidisciplinary educational approach allows you to develop essential technical and professional skills, so you thrive in your future career. 

  • Increase your career prospects through industry connections

    UNSW Science has over 400 industry and research partners you can connect with while studying that will help to boost your career prospects.

Why study this degree at UNSW?

  • As one of the world’s top 20 universities*, we’re guiding the future leaders of science in Australia and overseas. UNSW Science has eight study areas ranked in the top 50 globally**, including psychology (#30), environmental sciences (#33) and earth and marine sciences (#33). We’re ranked 1st in Australia for research output in chemistry and physical sciences and 2nd in Australia for research output in earth and environmental sciences.^

    *QS World University Rankings 2024

    **QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

    ^Nature Index Institution Outputs, 1 Dec 2019 – 30 Nov 2020

  • At UNSW, we balance theoretical and hands-on learning to prepare students to confidently enter the workforce. Our career-ready approach has earned UNSW the title of ‘AFR Most Employable University’ at the 2023 Top100 Future Leaders Awards. 

    We offer a range of internship opportunities and international exchange opportunities with our industry partners. This degree also incorporates industry experiences such as exhibitions, screenings, studio internships, performances and ensembles. You can join the STEM Career Launchpad – an extra-curricular program that helps you prepare for your career, explore different STEM careers and expand your professional network.

  • At UNSW, you’ll join a diverse community of students, academics and professionals who are transforming ideas into impact. From peer mentoring and student support services to the 300+ clubs and societies across UNSW, you’ll connect with open-minded students whose perspectives will expand your worldview. 

    You’ll have the chance to take your studies abroad through International Student Exchange. UNSW has over 300 partner universities for students to choose from, as well as global internship opportunities like the eight-week science work placement in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Entry requirements

2023 Lowest Selection Rank
2023 A levels
2023 IB Diploma
2023 Lowest ATAR
    1. The 2023 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2023.
    2. The 2023 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. The 2023 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2023. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. The 2023 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
  • At UNSW, we are committed to ensuring prospective students have all the information they need in order to make informed decisions about their study options.

    To assist you in gaining a better understanding of how Admissions works at UNSW, we have provided you with a summary of ATAR offers and the student profile.

    We hope this information will help you identify the degree that is right for you.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Advanced or Mathematics Extension 1 (depending on chosen area of study) plus one or more of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics.

Additional selection criteria

Please note that acceptance into the Music specialisation requires you to audition. For more information, visit UNSW Music auditions.

Adjustment Factors

We offer a range of adjustment factor schemes that reward students for academic performance and extra-curricular achievements. These schemes also take into account a range of personal and educational disadvantages that may have affected your studies. 

HSC Plus 
This scheme rewards students who perform well in Year 12 subjects that are relevant to their preferred UNSW degree. You may be awarded up to five points. 

Elite Athletes, Performers and Leaders (EAPL) 
This program recognises achievements in the areas of sport, academia, leadership and music at an elite level. You may be eligible for up to five points.

Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
Factors such as illness, financial hardship, language difficulties or attending a particular school can mean you don't always get the best possible marks in Years 11 and 12. If one of these situations applies to you, submit an application for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) via UAC. Eligible students can receive between 1 and 10 points towards their chosen UNSW degree.

Admission pathways

Your ATAR is not the only measure of your potential to succeed, which is why we offer a range of pathways into university. Explore your options below and get in touch with our future student advisors to discuss your path to UNSW. 

Gateway Admission Pathway
This scheme is open to students in Years 11 and 12 who attend Gateway schools. It significantly adjusts the ATAR requirements for your preferred UNSW degree and provides you with an early conditional offer to UNSW. 

Entry programs for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
We offer entry programs for Indigenous Australians, including the Indigenous Preparatory Programs and the Indigenous Admission Scheme (IAS). The entry pathway program you apply for will depend on the degree you want to study. 

Progression requirements

Entry into the Honours program in Science is subject to academic performance and progression requirements. Students may exit the Advanced Science (Honours) program with a B Science award if they are unsuccessful in applying for entry into Honours.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

International direct entry

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Additional selection criteria

Please note that acceptance into the Music specialisation requires you to audition. For more information, visit UNSW Music auditions.

Admission pathways

If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry into your chosen degree, you may be eligible for a pathway program with UNSW College. UNSW College provides alternative entry options using university-approved content so that you can start your UNSW journey with confidence. 

Progression requirements

Entry into the Honours program in Science is subject to academic performance and progression requirements. Students may exit the Advanced Science (Honours) program with a B Science award if they are unsuccessful in applying for entry into Honours.

English language requirements

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Program structure

The Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)/Bachelor of Fine Arts is a double degree that you can complete in five years with full-time study. You’ll complete a minimum of 240 units of credit (UOC) through a combination of majors, minors and electives.

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Full program structure

Your double degree consists of:

144 units of credit from Advanced Science (Honours), including:

  • Two core research skills courses
  • One Science major
  • An optional minor
  • One Science Honours specialisation
  • Science elective courses (if required)

96 units of credit from Fine Arts, including:

  • One Fine Arts specialisation
    • Study the physical conditions and physical processes within the ocean such as waves, currents and tides, its interaction with the atmosphere and its role in climate. You’ll gain an understanding of the mathematical equations that describe fluid flow and how these are used in the context of the ocean. This major also explores ocean measurement and the numerical modelling of processes at various scales.

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    • This major explores the laws of nature that govern the behaviour of the universe, from the smallest sub-atomic particles to the universe itself. It applies these laws to the solution of practical and theoretical problems and to the development of new technologies.

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    • Study the structures of the human body. This major covers:

      • gross anatomy (form, arrangement and function of the bones, joints, muscles and internal organs)
      • histology (microscopic structure of tissues and cells)
      • embryology (development of the embryo and fetus from conception to birth)
      • neuroanatomy (organisation and functions of the brain and spinal cord)
      • biological anthropology (applying biological principles to the study of humans and non-human primates).

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    • Develop technologies for analysing and interpreting genetic information. You’ll learn how to design and implement software for activities such as identifying cancer genes. This major covers the foundational disciplines of bioinformatics: biology, computing algorithms and mathematics and statistics.

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    • Study the science of life. Biologists explore how living organisms function, grow, evolve and relate to one another and the environment in which they live. Your study will cover:

      • animal behaviour, morphology and physiology
      • plant morphology and physiology
      • cell biology, evolutionary studies and genetics
      • marine biology.

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    • Explore the various biological processes used to make products and perform services. Biotechnology is used for:

      • the production of food
      • industrial chemicals
      • the development of improved crops and livestock for farming
      • environmental clean-up
      • forensics
      • the production of pharmaceuticals.

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    • Study the world from the ground up - from the sub-atomic, atomic and molecular to the spectacular. This major is designed for students who wish to specialise in the chemical sciences.

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    • Gain a broad introduction to the science of the Earth's climate system. You’ll gain an understanding of the fundamentals of atmospheric science, oceanography and chemistry. You’ll also have the option of focusing your studies in areas such as climate and vegetation, hydrology, biology, biogeochemistry or environmental and resource management.

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    • Explore the science of nature and the evolution of our planet. This major covers everything from the structure of natural crystals and formation of fossils to the powerful forces that drive earthquakes and volcanoes.

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    • Explore how various organisms including mammals, invertebrates, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, plants and microbes interact with one another and with their environment.

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    • In humans and all other species, genes influence every characteristic, from appearance to behaviour to disease. This major offers a general introduction to the discipline before delving into more specialised areas including molecular genetics, human genetics, plant and microbial molecular biology and conservation biology.

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    • Study the Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. This major explores how natural and built environments function and change over time. Discover how these environments enhance or constrain human activity.

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    • This major provides an in-depth study of immunology, pathology and microbiology. It’ll prepare you to unlock better treatments and prevention strategies for immune-related illnesses. This major is particularly beneficial for students who want to pursue a career in the health sciences.

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    • Explore all aspects of the marine environment, from biology to geology and the many sciences in between. This major can be studied with an emphasis on biology, earth sciences, climatology or oceanography.

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    • Everything we use is made of materials, yet only a handful of these materials occur naturally. The rest have been microscopically engineered originally by nature, but increasingly by materials scientists and engineers. This major is the foundation for creating high-performance components and devices from metals, ceramics, polymers and composites for use in society.

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    • Mathematics underpins all corners of science and technology and is a vibrant and fascinating field of study. Mathematics specialisations can be broadly categorised into the following:

      • Pure mathematics is the study of concepts that transcend specific applications.
      • Applied mathematics develops models for the social, economic and natural sciences to make sense of scientific phenomena and solve technical/industrial problems.

      Statistics can also be studied within a mathematics major or as a stand-alone major.

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    • Study the smallest forms of life: bacteria, viruses, archaea, fungi and protozoa. These fascinating organisms cause disease in humans, animals and plants and spoil our food. On the positive side, they also turn the biological wheels on Earth and are responsible for the sustainability of life.

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    • Explore molecular structures, the processes of cellular life and their roles in the function, reproduction and development of living organisms. Cell biology studies the basic unit of life, the cell, including:

      • cell anatomy
      • cell division
      • cell processes such as cell respiration and cell death.

      Molecular biology is a marriage of biochemistry, microbiology and cell biology.

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    • Study the biological and behavioural aspects of the nervous system. The nervous system includes the:

      • central nervous system (brain and spinal cord)
      • peripheral nervous system (nerves in limbs, muscles and organs).

      This major is based on the neuroscience courses offered by the School of Psychology and UNSW’s Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology Departments.

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    • Examine how and why diseases develop, what happens to our bodies when we’re ill and the effects of diseases. Pathology involves the study of diseases, such as infections and cancers, at the genetic, molecular, cellular and organ levels.

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    • Explore the effect that drugs have on living tissues and the normal body functions of humans and animals. This major looks at the efficacy of drugs, the ability of the body to metabolise them and the toxicology/side effects of drugs.

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    • This major is all about what makes human bodies work. Explore how the organs function, how humans grow and develop, how humans sustain bodily functions and what happens to these processes during disease and ageing.

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    • Study human behaviour and mental processes. Psychology is a broad field that includes:

      • brain-behaviour relationships
      • the processes of perceiving, learning, memory and thinking
      • the assessment of abilities and attitudes
      • the origins of personality and emotional states
      • the nature and effects of social interactions with other people.

      This major is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and when combined with honours, it satisfies the minimum requirement for provisional registration. It acts as the first step in the six-year pathway to becoming a registered psychologist.

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    • This major provides comprehensive training in:

      • probability and stochastic processes
      • statistical inference and modelling
      • modern statistical computing methods.

      Third-year electives allow you to further develop your statistical capabilities according to your own interests.

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    • This ground-breaking specialisation meets industry demand for content developers and creative practitioners. With work experience and intensive skills training in the latest technologies, you’ll graduate with crucial assets for the creative media industry.

      • Discover what's possible when your imagination comes alive in our custom studios. Innovative and industry-aligned, this specialisation empowers you to thrive as an artist. Learning from accomplished, industry-active media artists, producers, and theorists, you'll work with the latest creative ideas and production methods. 

        You'll choose to focus your skills on at least two of the following: animation, visual effects, moving image, sound, and 3D visualisation.

        Build your skillset as you focus your studies on at least two of the following studio areas: animation, visual effects, moving image, sound, and 3D visualisation.

      • Starting with the essential elements of animated movement, you'll incorporate real-world physics into your animated sequences and experiment with 3D as you develop your animation portfolio and showreel.

      • Learn how to work with video to produce art, installations, experimental films, and cinema. Starting with digital video cameras, sound recording and editing software, you’ll develop shooting and editing skills as you explore different genres and studio production techniques.

      • Integrate computer-generated elements with live-action footage as you explore the creative possibilities of visual effects. Working hands-on with digital cameras, greenscreens, and the latest compositing software, you'll learn how to create and sequence content to capture audience attention.

      • Get hands-on in our sound studios and acoustic environments to create media artworks using sound-based techniques and processes. Develop skills and knowledge to create compelling soundscapes for screen-based projects as well as sound art for galleries and virtual and public spaces.

      • Delve into virtual worlds in our 3D studio and explore how to create virtual environments. Develop the skills and practices required to join a growing digital industry. Through hands-on experience, you'll gain 3D modelling and texturing skills, leading to virtual reality applications and real-time immersive platforms.

      If you see yourself teaching graphics, multimedia technologies and visual arts to high school students, choose this specialisation in the Bachelor of Fine Arts / Education (Secondary) double degree.

    • Develop a deep understanding of the power of art to shape, influence, and reflect society. Dive into the histories and theories that inform contemporary art and culture – in Australia and internationally. Learn alongside artists, designers, curators, and writers and critically engage with the key debates of our times.

      • With a wide variety of topics available, you can choose courses and pathways to suits your interests. Develop your knowledge working with teachers who are recognised worldwide for their contribution to art and culture. Situated on our creative campus, you'll also take practical art classes and use creative facilities to gain hands-on experience in the studio, making and analysing art alongside the artists and designers of the future. 

        Explore career pathways by curating exhibitions, writing about art, working with artists, and learning from industry professionals. You’ll graduate with connections and essential skills that will help you thrive in your chosen career in the arts and creative industries.

        In this specialisation, you’ll study a combination of compulsory and optional courses focused on the following themes: 

        • Art and embodiment
        • Art and institutions
        • Art, science, and technology
        • Local and global art
      • Explore how artists have represented the body and how the social, cultural, and political dimensions of embodied experience can be understood through a diverse range of perspectives and practices. 

      • Delve deep into questions about the roles and responsibilities of museums, galleries, and cultural institutions, gaining insights into histories and theories of exhibition practice – setting you up for your own future curatorial projects.

      • Like art, science and technology are fundamental forces shaping society. In this theme, you'll explore how artists and theorists engage with scientific data and new technologies to create social change.

      • Explore art's role in shaping society, culture, and politics in Australian and international contexts. By examining critical questions about how art gives voice to diverse perspectives, you’ll engage with the most important ideas and debates in Australian and international art.

    • Take your love of music to the next level as you reach professional musical standards and create with confidence. Our intellectually and artistically comprehensive classes will prepare you for a long career in music and a lifetime of music-making.

      Please note that acceptance into this specialisation requires you to audition. For more information, visit UNSW Music auditions.

      • Develop your interests across a diverse range of musical genres under guidance from world-class performers and scholars. The music specialisation allows you to explore and perform classical, experimental, and modern music, music technology, electronic music, and studio recording. No matter what genre draws you in, you'll join a community of supportive and inspiring musicians who value creative, ethical, and cosmopolitan musical practices.

        This specialisation includes one-to-one lessons and an array of ensemble classes. Learn professional and technical skills for performance along with theoretical musicology knowledge. Rehearse and perform in custom-built spaces with extensive support to hone your skills. After your first year, your skills will continue to develop through a flexible pathway, or with a focus on creative practice, music pedagogy or sonic arts.

      • Put your skills into practice and connect with industry professionals through our ensembles such as: 

        • UNSW Symphony Orchestra 
        • Collegium Musicum Choir 
        • a range of jazz ensembles
        • New Music Ensemble
        • Chinese Music Ensemble
        • Balinese Gamelan
        • Tango Ensemble
        • Bulgarian Voices
        • Wind Symphony

        You can also choose to build connections and experiences through an industry internship and overseas study. 

      • Devote more of your studies to performance, composition, and creation. Challenge your musical skills to develop and perform a specialised music style that demonstrates your technical and interpretive abilities. Develop your craft by collaborating with others in ensembles and one-to-one lessons. With support from mentors, lecturers, and teachers, you'll produce original performances, compositions, and recordings to showcase at public events.

      • Shape your individual style of teaching music to beginners, advanced students, children, and adults. You'll understand how to bring out the best in others by developing an objective approach to your own learning and performance skills. You'll make formal observations of expert teachers at work, get practical experience presenting specialist instrumental and vocal skills, and understand how teaching and learning fit within broader approaches to music education.

      • Blend ideas with practical skills to explore new sonic technologies and develop your future career in electronic arts. While exploring experimental compositions and recent music production trends, you'll work on projects that build your sound design, sequencing, mixing, editing and post-production skills. You'll combine audio with video and create immersive environments for multi-speaker and surround sound projects. Your learning will take place in our industry-standard recording studios and mixing spaces, and you will learn how to use specialist sonic arts software. 

    • Immerse yourself in a creative, inclusive, and collaborative community of artists in this studio-based specialisation. Gain artistic skills for your practice through hands-on learning in our specialist studios, facilities, workshops, and galleries, ensuring you graduate with professional expertise that help you stand out.

      • Develop and combine practical skills across multiple studio areas as you acquire the creative, conceptual, and professional skills for your independent artistic practice. In your first year, experimentation is key as you expand your skills and knowledge in contemporary art practice. In the second year, you will focus your studies through at least two studio disciplines, choosing from drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and moving image. Hone your skills, refine your practice, create artworks for exhibitions, and build artistic networks as you explore industry pathways in your third year.

        Throughout your studies, you’ll also learn about the histories and theories that inform contemporary art practice, gaining important analytical, communication and research skills, while critically examining key ideas and debates shaping today’s art and cultural fields.

      • Develop fundamental and exploratory skills in drawing to kick start your contemporary art practice. You’ll work from the human figure, experiment with a range of traditional and contemporary materials and extend your individual practice through rigorous creative approaches.

      • Challenge conventions as you explore diverse painting techniques and processes to test ideas and approaches in a critically informed studio environment. Engage with painting as a formal, material, and conceptual practice as you develop your individual artistic voice.

      • From analogue darkroom processes to studio lighting and the latest digital image techniques, you’ll develop diverse and transferable skills in the photography studio. Think critically and creatively as you work practically in the studio to explore the material and conceptual possibilities of contemporary photography.

      • Acquire technical skills in traditional and contemporary print methods across etching, relief printing, screen-printing, and digital processes in the printmaking studio. In this highly collaborative studio, you’ll engage with the latest ideas and debates to generate your own artworks in a contemporary printmaking environment.

      • Work sculpturally and spatially to create artworks at scale ready for exhibition contexts. In the sculpture studio, you’ll explore diverse materials and processes from assemblage to mould-making and casting as you consider the tactile, social, and embodied potentials of your practice.

      • Learn how to work with video to produce art, installations, experimental films, and cinema. Starting with digital video cameras, sound recording and editing software, you’ll develop shooting and editing skills as you explore different genres and studio production techniques.

Future careers

Study at UNSW, and you’ll be educated with the optimal balance of theoretical and hands-on learning to prepare you for tomorrow’s workforce. You’ll develop vital, transferable skills that you can apply to almost any industry. 

A double degree expands your career possibilities as you’ll have expertise across two (or more) fields. Both degrees offer a wide variety of majors and specialisations, which allow you to tailor your education to your career goals.

Depending on your chosen specialisation in science, you could pursue roles across research institutes, government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and private sector organisations. You might lead research projects, implement science-based initiatives or apply your skills in community-facing roles. 

Your Fine Arts expertise can unlock roles as diverse as animator, digital publisher, art director, museum curator, arts educator or audio producer. Wherever your passion takes you, you’ll be equipped with the skills to succeed.

Explore our study areas below to discover the range of potential career paths available across the fields of science and fine arts.

Potential careers

A double degree expands your career possibilities as you’ll have expertise across two (or more) fields. Both degrees offer a wide variety of majors and specialisations, which allow you to tailor your education to your career goals.

    • Psychologist

    • Pilot

    • Environmental scientist

    • Data scientist

    • Materials scientist

    • Clinical coder

    • Biotechnologist

    • Teacher

    • Neuroscientist

    • Genetic counsellor

    • Mathematician

    • Medical technician

    • Biologist

    • Food scientist 

    • Laboratory technician

    • Animator
    • 3D Artist
    • Texturing artist
    • Concept artist
    • Storyboard artist
    • Creature effects artist
    • Visual effects artist
    • Visual effects compositor
    • Media arts practitioner
    • Digital publishing
    • Digital communications specialist
    • Art director
    • Advertising director
    • Film producer
    • Television producer
    • Post-production designer
    • Media strategist
    • Sound designer
    • Cinematographer
    • Art critic
    • Art director
    • Archive manager
    • Creative director
    • Creative entrepreneur
    • Communications officer
    • Community engagement officer
    • Cultural event manager
    • Cultural policy adviser
    • Cultural research officer
    • Cultural consultant
    • Exhibit planner
    • Festival curator
    • Gallery curator
    • Museum curator
    • Public event programmer
    • Audio producer
    • Audio engineer
    • Broadcaster
    • Composer
    • Classroom music teacher
    • Music journalist
    • Performer
    • Private music teacher
    • Session artist
    • Sonic artist
    • Songwriter
    • Sound designer
    • Soundtrack producer
    • Advertising creative
    • Art critic
    • Art director
    • Artist
    • Arts educator
    • Arts journalist
    • Arts publisher
    • Creative director
    • Commercial photographer
    • Communications officer
    • Cultural administration 
    • Cultural policy consultant
    • Event program manager
    • Exhibition manager
    • Festival curator
    • Illustrator
    • Installation artist
    • Interdisciplinary artist
    • Painter
    • Performance artist 
    • Photographer
    • Photojournalist
    • Printmaker
    • Private art teacher
    • Sculptor

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree

Commonwealth Supported Place multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed here.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.


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