Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) - Flinders University



If imagination inspires you to create something amazing, unleash it with the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts). The Flinders University degree is delivered in partnership with TAFE SA and provides you with the skills to launch your career in the arts. Combining theoretical study with practical development, you have the opportunity to develop high level thinking and making skills in one of the following disciplines; ceramics, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture in well appointed, supportive studio environments.

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Up to 3 years 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Artist Artist

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Course Admission Requirements

any one of:

  • Any Certificate III or higher OR
  • Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) OR
  • Successful completion of SACE (year 12) results (or equivalent) achieving an ATAR of 60 or above
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

This course is conducted in conjunction with a University provider, fees are paid directly to the partner provider and may differ between institutions.
    • The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) is a Flinders University degree delivered in partnership between TAFE SA and Flinders University. You will be required to undertake the TAFE SA Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts concurrently with the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts).
    • Separate fees apply for each institution. Please see Flinders University website for Bachelor fees. Fees for the TAFE SA qualifications range between $7,078 - $7,862. Final fees will be determined at enrolment.
    • You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan for the Diploma and above part of the course. VET Student Loans is an income-contingent loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their Vocational Education and Training (VET) tuition fees when studying one or more eligible VET courses.
    • Applications are made to Flinders University on the SATAC University undergraduate website or by clicking onto the Apply now button above.
  • Employment Outcomes

    You will develop the skills to work as a practising artist, craft person, or in allied work. The degree focuses on the development of practical skills in a workshop studio environment.

    It provides graduates with the technical, aesthetic, historical and business skills to work as artists, designers, craft persons or in allied work where creativity and making skills are a valued resource. You will acquire the skills and knowledge to produce artworks that may be sold through galleries, shops or directly from the your studio. You will also gain the skills to undertake commissions and work cooperatively on community projects.

    The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) is designed to equip you with the understanding and practical skills that enable you to investigate and develop your artistic practice in a chosen medium in the visual arts.

    You will be able to explore practical issues and techniques through studio work and will develop the capacity to analyse concepts of creativity and visual thinking, and gain experience in the creative process.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) - Flinders University
    In combination with the subjects studied within the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Visual Art, you will study 54 units (12 topics) in the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts), may include Essential Multimedia, Creative Arts Theory and Practice, Mining the Museum, Creative Economies (Practice and Opportunity) and Visual Thinking and Creativity.
    In your first year you will choose one discipline area to specialise in.
    Disciplines include:

    • Ceramics, Jewellery, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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