The Bachelor of Fine Arts is a one-year advanced undergraduate degree for high-achieving students who want to extend their critical and creative skills.

 

Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
Commencing Terms
Term 1
Duration (Full Time)
1 Year(s)

Overview

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) is a one-year advanced undergraduate degree for high-achieving students, designed for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts (or cognate area) and wish to extend their critical and creative skills in contemporary art contexts. It enables students to advance their knowledge and understanding of artistic practice by developing a significant practice-led research project. 

This degree will help you to develop an in-depth understanding of the relationship between theory and practice in contemporary art contexts and can provide pathways to higher research degree programs such as a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or PhD, as well as an array of professions and careers in the arts and cultural sectors.

Program Code
4526
CRICOS Code
098001M
Campus
Paddington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
6

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Entry requirements

Students must have completed the UNSW Bachelor of Fine Arts or other cognate recognised Level 7 qualification. Entry to Honours requires a WAM of 70 or higher (or equivalent) in the relevant Level 7 qualification prior to entry. Entry is subject to resources and the approval of the Deputy Head of School, Art.

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:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Pathway programs

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

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 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:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Potential careers

  • Visual artist
  • Curator
  • Photographer or photojournalist
  • Art director in advertising and communications
  • Arts administrator
  • Art instructor
  • Art critic

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via the UNSW Apply Online portal and include a 500-word research proposal sent directly to the Program Authority. This proposal should outline the topic and area of interest so that an appropriate supervisor can be assigned.

Ready to apply?

Applications should be submitted via the UNSW Apply Online portal and include a 500-word research proposal sent directly to the Program Authority. This proposal should outline the topic and area of interest so that an appropriate supervisor can be assigned.

For further enquiries please contact the UNSW Art & Design Student Centre at artdesign@unsw.edu.au.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$7,950*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2

*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.

*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](https://student.unsw.edu.au/fees). 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 below. 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](< http://www.international.unsw.edu.au/fees>).

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$37,440*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$38,440*

*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 below.

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.

Scholarships

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. The scholarships reward excellence, and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.