Bachelor of Contemporary Art


Subject area

Creative Arts

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Entry requirements

University Entrance or equivalent
Successful completion of a relevant level 4 qualification
Candidates who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered for special admission (if aged 20 or over). Non English Speaking: IELTS 6.0 with all band 5.5 or higher, or equivalent. Refer to the programme regulations for detail.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This degree is for those who want to engage further in the wide-ranging fields of art, including street art, photography, screen-based media, installation, painting, sculpture and illustration. People with a passion for visual culture and contemporary art, will meet and study in a community where individual vision and personality are expressed and understood, as a relevant and valuable contribution to our society. They will learn to apply their own knowledge and disposition across a range of art practices and contexts.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Contemporary Art will develop and gain a deep understanding of creativity in art. They will use this to respond to situations that demand new combinations of ideas, technologies and objects that result in valuable forms of knowledge and making. Such knowledge is powerful in the careers that will sustain and transform our world.

What graduates earn

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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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