Bachelor of Art and Design
Southern Cross University - Lismore

Course outline

This course provides a comprehensive grounding in the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary art and design. The theoretical component of the course instils an appreciation of both contemporary and historical perspectives applicable to contemporary art practice, curatorial practice and other careers in the arts industry. Students develop their skills working in well equipped, purpose-built studios for painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, digital arts and design, and drawing. They work under the guidance of academic staff, many of whom are active in the contemporary arts industry, and exhibit in the Graduate Exhibition. The Lismore campus is a cultural hub at the centre of the dynamic arts scene of the Northern Rivers. Graduates have featured in some of Australia’s most prestigious arts awards and had their work regularly featured in commercial and public galleries nationally and internationally. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Art and Design at Southern Cross University.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to the Southern Cross University website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Fixed closing date

Applicants who have not been contacted by mid-January 2024 must contact the University on 1800 626 481 to arrange a date for their interview.

Recommended study
Visual Art
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Practising artist, fine art researcher and other design-related fields.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

CSP/$8,296 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Richmond Tweed