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Fine Art

Undergraduate major

Pursue a creative career and contribute to the artistic, and cultural needs of contemporary society.

Featured in image: 'Bird Sculpture' by Antony Rieck

Course outline
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    Fine Art Major (BCA)
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Course outline

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Course outline
Fine Art



Professional artists are creative people who contribute to the artistic, aesthetic and social needs of contemporary society.

This major is designed for those who wish to be professional artists or pursue a career in the creative industries.

In the first two years of your course you’ll engage in studio-based activities, focusing on painting, print media, sculpture, drawing, installation, new media and emerging disciplines.

In your final year you’ll undertake self-directed projects, culminating in the opportunity to present your artworks at the annual graduate show.

You’ll also benefit from our artist-in residence program. Each semester Curtin appoints a new artist-in-residence, so you can access the diversity of professional expertise.

Fine art is offered as part of the Bachelor of Creative Arts

What jobs can the Fine Art course lead to?


  • Artist
  • Artisan / craftsperson
  • Arts administrator
  • Gallery professional
  • Curator.


  • Arts
  • Creative Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Public Art
  • Fashion.

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline knowledge of creative production in both studio practice and Fine Art critical discourse; contribute to evidence based practice through visual research: critically evaluate visual culture, technology and literature relevant to the discipline.
  • think critically and reflectively: experiment and innovate with creative practice to generate entrepreneurial solutions.
  • demonstrate effective visual, spoken and written communication using appropriate technologies suitable to both studio practice and art critical discourse.
  • recognise and acknowledge the importance of engaging global, ethical and sustainable practices appropriate to contemporary Fine Art production.
  • appreciate and employ understandings of cultural diversity and visual language in the practices of Fine Art: acknowledge interrelationships of local indigenous values to global perspectives in Fine Art Practice.
  • employ best strategies of Fine Art production that will enhance relevant professional practice, community engagement and leadership.

Why study Fine Art

Get the Curtin edge

You’ll complete your own creative body of work and exhibit your work at our graduate art show – which is attended by gallery directors, curators, arts professionals, collectors and the public.

Highly regarded course

Curtin is a respected centre for visual arts education in Australia and abroad.

Transferable skills

You won’t just learn art-making skills, you’ll gain transferable skills in creativity, communication and critical thinking – which are sought after in a range of fields locally and globally.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Arts degree for indicative fees.

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How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-FINAR
  • Last updated on: 18 July 2024

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