Course Details


Bachelor Degree

Course Location

New South Wales

Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Art and Design

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Bachelor of Art and Design provides a comprehensive grounding in the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary visual arts practice. Students gain a diverse and rich studio experience in an atmosphere that nurtures and inspires creativity. They develop their skills working in well-equipped, purpose-built studios for painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, digital arts and design, and drawing. Students work under the guidance of academic staff who are active in the contemporary arts industry. The Lismore campus is a cultural hub at the centre of the dynamic arts scene of the Northern Rivers. Our art and design graduates have featured in some of Australia’s most prestigious arts awards and their work regularly features in commercial and public galleries nationally and internationally.


24 units. Optional overseas study tours.


  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed-media
  • 3D studies
  • Art theory
  • Curating
  • Studio drawing
  • Design

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Portfolio/interview.

Study pathways

Provision exists for candidates who can demonstrate artistic expertise at a professional level to be admitted with advanced standing/credit in their studio area, subject to approval. A fourth Honours year is available to eligible students.