Tasmania is a place that inspires the maker in you. Nowhere is the entanglement of nature and culture, past and present, creativity and industry more alive. Studying Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania teaches you how to generate your own opportunities through resourcefulness, connections and collaborations, setting you up for a future immersed in creativity and innovation.
Explore your practice in Drawing and Printmaking; Object and Furniture; Painting; Photography; or Sculpture and Time-Based Media, advancing your technical skills with individual attention. Studying Critical Practices together with studio-based making, you will contextualise your practice in the art landscape. As your degree unfolds, you move to open and interdisciplinary units allowing you to dream big, experiment and create work with public outcomes.
Feel Tasmania’s past beneath your feet every time you’re on campus inside the former IXL Jam Factory on Hobart’s city docks or Launceston’s historic Western Railway Yard at Inveresk. Both sites provide generous studio spaces and equipment to improve the scale and complexity of your work, highly skilled technicians to show you the ropes, and access extending beyond scheduled class times.
Graduates of the BFA (AQF Level 7) will be able to:
Produce conceptually multi-layered creative works and projects with speculative and iterative outcomes as a process of self-directed creative inquiry
Synthesise technical and theoretical knowledge to critically analyse ideas, artefacts and methods in the arts, and apply this analysis to appraise your own and others’ work.
Situate your practice within relevant and diverse contexts (e.g. social, cultural and historical)
Communicate complex ideas and processes effectively to audiences and stakeholders using written, oral and visual skills
Develop an autonomous and ethical creative practice that contributes to professional, scholarly, and social communities.
Graduates from the Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours find employment in a variety of positions within the arts professions, including studio practice, theoretical writing on art, curatorial work, gallery administration, research and teaching, as well as participating in individual and group-generated projects.
Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.
Most of our undergraduate programs have the following English language requirements.
IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)
TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)
PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42
UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%)
Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade
Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade
Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade
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