This double degree course has been developed in response to the demand for arts administrators, artists and designers with first-class business skills.
You can expect to develop knowledge of the major business disciplines, together with theories and practices associated with a career in the visual arts. You will gain an understanding of their relationship, and have the business skills to support your creative endeavours.
Combining the cultural awareness fostered in the visual arts alongside business skills will allow you to creatively engage with management, marketing, accounting or international business. It will also offer greater insight into the production and professional presentation of artwork.
NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:
The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 192 points:
1. 96 points must be completed in Parts A, B, C and D as described below in F2003 Bachelor of Fine Art, of which the specialisation completed must be visual arts
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in B2000 Bachelor of Business component, of which:
- at least 24 points must be completed at level 3
Fine art component (visual arts specialisation)
Bachelor of Fine Art is a specialist course that develops through theme studies in history and theory, drawing, and fine art knowledge and practice. In the visual arts specialisation, these will come together in the form of a graduand exhibition normally developed during the final two studio units in the course.
Visual arts specialisation
Part A. History and theory studies (24 points)
History and theory units will equip you with the skills necessary to research fine arts issues and provide the research methods relevant to your studio or workshop practice. They will enable you to contextualise your own practice and communicate ideas and strategies. Through the prism of history, as well as reference to bodies of knowledge relevant to cultural production, you will begin to situate the place of fine art in society.
You must complete:
- AHT1101 Introduction to visual culture in art, design and architecture
- AHT1102 Modernism and the avant-garde
- AHT2102 International art 1945-1990
- one additional unit (6 points) from art history and theory AHT-coded units listed above or any other AHT unit so long as you have the prerequisites and there are no restrictions on admission to the unit
Part B. Drawing foundation (6 points)
This will assist you to develop the perceptual, practical and intellectual skills required by art, design and architecture students in the discipline of drawing.
You must complete:
Part C. Fine art knowledge and practice (66 points)
Through this component of the course you will develop key skills and concepts particular to the visual arts specialisation. Through lectures and seminars, studios or practice driven workshops, you will develop the capacity for independent cultural production within fine art and related fields.
Interdisciplinary skills and understanding will be explored, as well as critical thinking. Students specialising in visual arts will engage with and integrate specific professional fields from related areas into their practice.
You must complete:
and three units (18 points) from the following fine art workshops in drawing, film, glass, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture:
- DWG2501 Drawing: Landscape, space and environment
- DWG2504Not offered in 2018 Drawing: Advanced studies 1
- DWG2506 Drawing: Social based strategies
- DWG2507 Drawing: Conceptual studies 1
- DWG2508 Drawing: Conceptual studies 2
- DWG2509 Drawing: The body 1
- DWG2511 Drawing: Anatomy 1
- DWG3516 Drawing: Anatomy 2
- DWG3518Not offered in 2018 Drawing: Advanced studies 2
- DWG3519 Drawing: The body 2
- FNA2003 3D digital modelling for artists
- FNA2903 Art and design in film
- FNA3903 Film practice
- GLS1211 Contemporary glass practices
- GLS2213 Contemporary glass sculpture
- JWL1311 Jewellery practice and theory 1
- JWL1312 Jewellery practice and theory 2
- JWL2313 Jewellery practice and theory 3
- JWL2314 Jewellery practice and theory 4
- PHO1203 Photographic imaging
- PHO1204 Digital imaging for contemporary art
- PHO2202 Advanced digital photography
- PHO2204Not offered in 2018 Video art and the moving image 1
- PHO2207 Photographic processes
- PHO2208Not offered in 2018 Photo light studio
- PRM1001 The contemporary print: Etching and relief printmaking
- PRM1511 Artists' books
- PRM2401 Screenprinting and the contemporary poster
- PRM2512 Artists' books 2
- PTG1001 Painting introduction: Materials and methods
- PTG2031 Abstraction and non-objective painting
- PTG2032 Painting: Installation and the expanded field
- PTG2033 Representational painting: Narrative and figuration
- PTG2034 Sound and space: Dematerialised form
- PTG2035 Interventions: Feminist and conceptual practices
- SCU1021 Contemporary casting
- SCU1022 Sculptural construction: Woodworking and welding
- SCU2021 Advanced moulding and casting
- SCU2022 Site specificity: Sculptural and installation interventions
Part D. Occupational health and safety study (0 points)
This will introduce you to occupational health, safety and environmental training particularly within the context of studying art, design and architecture.
You must complete:
- OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety
Bachelor of Business is a comprehensive course, designed to provide you with a high-level skill in a range of key business disciplines.
Part A. Business specified study (48 points)
This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of business and expose you to several business disciplines. It will contribute breadth to your knowledge of business and develop your understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.
You must complete:
a. The following seven units (42 points):
b. One capstone, project, international or internship experience unit (minimum 6 points) chosen from the units listed below.
Note: Students may undertake a 12 point unit, however this will remove the option of undertaking an elective unit.
- BEX3000 Current issues in business
- BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations
- BEX3350 Investigative project in business
- BEX3450 Investigative project in business (12 points)
- ACX3500 International study program in accounting
- BEX3622 Issues in global business
- BEX3722 Engaging with international business
- BFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
- MKX3521 International study program in marketing
Part B. Business listed major (48 points)
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.
You must complete a business listed major from your campus of enrolment. A major requires eight units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1 credited to the major and at least three units (18 points) at level 3 credited to the major.
Depending on the major you choose, you may have already studied one of the required units as part of your business specified study. If so, you must complete an additional business unit offered on your campus of enrolment to have at least 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics.
If you intend to undertake an honours year, you should ensure you complete the specific units required for honours in your chosen major area of study.
Majors and minors
Refer also to the table of majors and minors.
You may be eligible to exit this double degree course early and graduate with one of the single awards once you have successfully completed a total of a 144 points, including all of the requirements for the relevant single degree component.
- 144 points to exit with a Bachelor of Fine Art
- 144 points to exit with a Bachelor of Business
You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours courses apply:
- F3701 Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours)
- B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. In addition, some majors require particular units to be taken for admission to honours. The details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.
You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level three. This sometimes also means you need to have completed specific units.