This course contains two pathways designed to assist students to develop the critical tools and material skills necessary to build professional careers in the fine arts as artists and theorists. The studio and theoretical teaching staff are augmented by a vibrant visiting forum of guest speakers and together with our partnership with Northern Editions and the University Art Gallery provide an exciting and stimulating learning environment.
The Studio Practice specialisation is a contextual studio based program founded on a discursive learning methodology, which provides students with the opportunity to specialise in digital media, painting, printmaking, sculpture and drawing or to combine any media in their studio productions. The art history and cultural heritage specialisation gives students the marketing, writing and conceptual skills required to work within museums, galleries, arts tourism industries and arts writing/publishing sectors.
The Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Fine Arts) is part of a suite of professional creative courses for the cultural industries available through CDU which also enables students to take suites of study from the creative study options in music, new media design and communications. Each of these discipline pathways has alternative study plans that allow a student to explore a particular strength.