Study Art and Design

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Unleash your creative spirit

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 the Bachelor of Psychological Science.

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“The lecturers were so amazing and taught me that art isn’t actually about your creative skills; it’s about your ideas and how you bring those ideas into the world.”

Why choose Art and Design at Southern Cross?

Dedicated spaces and studios

Dedicated spaces and 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

A better way to learn

At Southern Cross University we’re always looking for a better way to do things. That’s why we’re delivering our courses in six-week terms. The Southern Cross Model will set you up for success at university and beyond. 

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It was the first time I was given permission to think about pursuing a creative career. I went from social work into Art and Design uh after  doing my unit Create Innovate Change which was my last unit for the my first year of Social Work. The assessment that we were working on, we had to address a social issue and the group that I was in decided to choose gender and we decided to create a pronoun book for young people and we wanted to do it in a way that was really accessible and non-confrontational. And I think that is the moment in creating this book that I really discovered and kind of had that light bulb moment that it was a creative industry that I needed to be in. The lecturer following that had suggested that I continue to pursue a creative industry or a creative field  because of the way that I worked within it.

A better way to learn

We’re always looking for a better way to do things. That’s why we’re delivering our courses in six-week terms.

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