BH052 - Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours)

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Plan: BH052 - Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The program uses a variety of teaching and learning approaches, with a major focus on intensive studio and workshop practice. The studios and workshops are places in which you will refine and develop your practical, theoretical and conceptual skills through development of an independently generated studio/project proposal negotiated with supervisory staff. The program involves regular engagement in review, critique and analysis of work through discussion with staff and peers in both individual and group critiques and tutorials. Independent research forms an integral part of the program structure focusing on locating and developing your personal artistic practice within a broader understanding of historical and contemporary art critique and discourse and providing a firm foundation for embarking on a career as an independent arts practitioner or as preparation for further advanced study at post-graduate level.


  • Proposal and exegesis – the presentation of ideas and arguments that respond to historical and contemporary art critique and discourse and research methodologies
  • Presentations – oral and visual presentation of your ideas and research
  • Progressive review based assessment of your work
  • An Honours Independent Project – A major project consisting of 50% Process and 50% Resolution components in formats agreed between you and the supervisory team. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) students/enrolment/credit/he

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Work integrated learning

Work Integrated Learning is not included in this one-year Honours program. 



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Program Structure

For students who commence their study in this program from 1 January 2016 onwards, your mark in all courses in which you enrol in this program will be included in the weighted average mark that will determine the honours level of your award once you have completed the program.

For more information about the weighted average mark, please click here

To graduate you must complete the following:


All courses listed may not be available each semester


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Year One of Program

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code


Cultures and Contexts 12 VART3019 City Campus
Honours Fine Art Studio 1 24 VART3021 City Campus
Praxis and Resolution 24 VART3023 City Campus
Honours Fine Art Studio 2 24 VART3025 City Campus
Research in creative practice 12 HUSO2252 City Campus

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Program transition plan

In 2020, courses in BH052 were renamed to provide greater clarity for students and to more accurately describe the course content.

No students will be disadvantaged by the change of names. You will not incur any extra costs or be required to complete extra credit points as a result of these changes.


Previous Course Name New Course Name Status of change
VART 3019 Honours Seminar Cultures and Contexts Equivalent
VART3021 Honours Specialisation Honours Fine Art Studio 1 Equivalent
VART3023 Practice, Reflection and Discourse Praxis and Resolution Equivalent
VART3025 Honours Independent Project Honours Fine Art Studio 2 Equivalent
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