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.
You will focus on various disciplines, including painting, print media, sculpture, drawing, installation and new media.
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 Major (BCA) lead to?
- Artisan / craftsperson
- Arts administrator
- Gallery professional
- Creative Arts
- Community Arts
- Public Art
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.