BP201 - Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)

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Plan: BP201HAC17 - Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)
Campus: Hong Kong Arts Centre


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)
Award abbreviation: BA(FA)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: Three years full time, 6 Semesters
Location: Offshore, Hong Kong Arts Centre Campus, Hong Kong
Owning school: Art (340H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/art
ASCED code: 100301
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) program has been designed to assist in the development of your artistic and creative skills within a diverse range of practical and theoretical activities, located in the broad professional area of Fine Art practice.  You will develop your capacity to address conceptual, technical, perceptual, formal and aesthetic concerns as they relate to Fine Art practice. You will also develop hands-on skills to undertake and initiate independent investigations as an integral part of your professional and artisitic development.

The BA (Fine Art) program has the folloiwng four studio majors:

Expanded Studio Practice 
Print Imaging Practice
Sculpture & Spatial Practice
Object Based Practice


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Articulation and pathways


Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statements below provide you with information about articulation agreements with this program.

Articulation between the HKAS Higher Diploma in Fine Arts and the RMIT Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programs.

If you are graduating from the HKAS Higher Diploma in the Fine Arts with a grade of 70 marks or above you will eligible for direct articulation into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) program, providing the discipline area being applied for within the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) program reflects your major studio focus within the Higher Diploma in Fine Arts program.

If you are graduating from the HKAS Higher Diploma in Fine Art with a grade below 70 marks (69 or lower), or seeking to enter a discipline area in the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) program that differs from your major studio focus within the Higher Diploma in Fine Arts, you may be considered for select exemptions.


Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

On successful completion of this program, you may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs. Please check with the admissions officer of your program of choice.

A one year Honours program is available at the Melbourne campus following successful completion of this program.  Eligibility is based on your level of academic achievement during the degree. Further information is available at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh052

The Masters of Fine Art (Coursework) is also available following successful completion of this program. Eligibility is based on your level of academic achievement during the degree.  This program is available in Hong Kong and Melbourne.  Further information is available atwww.rmit.edu.au/programs/pathways

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Entrance requirements

English Language Entry Requirements:

Applicants are required to provide evidence of one of the following:

  • IELTS 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0; or
  • TOEFL score of 580+ (TWE 4.5+); or
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced Plus or equivalent; or
  • HKDSE score of 4 or more English Language; or
  • Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B; or
  • Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications as listed on the RMIt website (URL: http://www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent): or
  • Successful completion of at least the equivalent of a two year tertiary program of at least AQF Level 5 within the past five years, where English is the language of teaching and assessment.

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Pro Vice-Chancellor or Dean/Head of School as the Pro Vice-Chancellor's nominee of the College to which the applicant is applying has discretion to deem the applicant eligible for selecion if the applicant presents evidence of experience that satisfies the College that the applicant is capable of succeeding in the chosen program.

Academic Entry Requirements:

Applicants must complete one of the following for entry into the program:

  • Minimum 15 points for 4 core and 2 elective subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) (points calculated on level achieved); or
  • Minimum  of 'D' grade average for best 3 subjects in Hong Kong Advanced Level Examiniation (HKALE)
  • Equivalent senior high school results recognised by RMIT University
  • Diploma in Fine Art or Higher Diploma in Fine Art from Hong Kong Art School

Applicants who do not meet the above academic entry requirements may be admitted to the program as a mature-aged applicant, provided they have successfully met the portfolio, interview and English language requirements.  The definition of a mature-aged student for entry into the degree is someone twenty one years of age or over on 1st January in the year in which he/she proposed to commence the program.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) program is accredited by the Hong Kong Council of Academic Accreditation and Vocational Qualifications, Registration No. 210109.

Program quality assurance reporting and reviews are undertaken as part of program management to ensure the equivalence of the program at the Hong Kong Art School with all locations at which this RMIT University award is offered.

The program is regularly monitored through the School’s Program Advisory Committee, which consists of external Arts Industry professionals, advising the School in facilitating a program that is relevant to the field of Fine Art, both nationally and internationally.  The School of Art has many close links with creative industries which take a variety of forms. Academics in the School are practising artists, writers, historians and curators maintaining strong linkages within national and global Fine Art practice and the community.  External industry experts and speakers are regularly invited to speak to staff and students.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled in an RMIT University program you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.

For more information on Library resources and services from Melbourne go to http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

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As a student studying outside Australia with RMIT University partner institutions, you may access online learning materials at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmitstudies

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University offshore partners provide resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. The range of services available will vary at each RMIT University offshore partner. Enquire locally.

Services are available online to assist you with:
transition to tertiary student learning, study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more, and career development and employment.

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