"Creative thinking was a very strong element. The value of doing the degree is immense and it’s a pathway to many other opportunities."

Rose Staff

Bachelor of Art and Design

Study Art and Design

Are you a creative thinker, designer and maker? Do you enjoy problem-solving and designing solutions? 

Art and design are the tools of innovation and culture. They create real-life impact for local communities, transforming them into hubs for new creative industries and artistic practice.  

As an Art and Design student at Southern Cross University, you will enjoy the best of fine art education and design practice in a stunning regional art school. By learning under our Southern Cross Model, you will graduate ready to shape the creative future. 

The Bachelor of Art and Design provides a studio-based, immersive learning environment. It fosters curiosity by working across multiple studios and emerging technologies. You will develop your unique artistic skills towards a career in the exciting and expanding areas of art, design and the creative industries. 

You can also choose to study Art and Design as a shared major in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge or in the Bachelor of Psychological Science.

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Why choose the Art and Design at Southern Cross?

Dedicated spaces and studios

Dedicated spaces and ventilated studios for art and design students

Unique learning experience

Opportunity to study at the National Institute of Design, India's premier design school

Creative Hub

Thriving artist community in the Northern Rivers

Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn

For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.

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Prepare for university with a pathway program

If you have the passion, we have the entry pathway. We offer preparation courses to refresh your academic skills, increase your entry rank, or get you on track for a degree with a short course.

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Further information

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How to apply

Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply.

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Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Upcoming info sessions

Southern Cross University regularly holds on-campus and online information sessions.

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Future students (domestic)

T: 1800 626 481

E: Domestic enquiry

Current Students

T: 1800 005 687

T: +61 2 6620 3666

E: enquiry@scu.edu.au

Future students (international)

T: +61 2 6620 3876

E: international@scu.edu.au

International enquiries

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