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UNSW Australia Art & Design is one of the nine dynamic faculties of the University of New South Wales. Studying at Art & Design is characterised by rigorous studio activities, high levels of scholarship and research, exposure to the best and most exciting art and design practice Sydney can offer, and participation in collaborative international art projects. Located in Paddington, the centre of Sydney's gallery and museum district, UNSW Art & Design offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. UNSW Art & Design is unique among Australian art and design institutions in that it provides studio practice as well as professional studies in theory, history and management.

UNSW Art & Design staff and students are engaged in practice, scholarship and research across a wide range of visual arts and design disciplines including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture/installation/performance, photography, film/video, cross-media, digital media, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, graphic design, object design and spatial design. Cross-disciplinary courses that link the Faculty of Art & Design with other UNSW teaching and research expertise are also available.

The teaching and research of both studio and theoretical activities is based on three principles. Firstly, recognition of the increased cross-disciplinary nature of the visual arts and design. Secondly, the acquisition of traditional skills and the application of new technologies (often wrongly regarded as mutually exclusive) are integral to all aspects of teaching and learning. Thirdly, students are offered a campus and wider university environment and experience that enhances their capacity to respond in a significant way to the personal, artistic, cultural and political issues of our time.

UNSW Art & Design is committed to the international engagement of its students, staff, curriculum and research activities. Within an overall enrolment of approximately 3000, 10% are international students who come from more than 25 countries across Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Americas. The faculty has cooperative agreements with specialist art and design institutions throughout the world.

UNSW Art & Design has the expertise, resources and experience to offer specialised yet flexible cross-disciplinary degree programs in visual art and design. The extensive holdings of the Clement Semmler Library, in combination with the vibrant and challenging exhibition programs held at UNSW Art & Design, enrich each student's experience. As well, the excellent materials handling and fabrication workshops, A/V support and computer facilities that are essential learning and research tools within art and design make a major contribution to a very productive student experience. The research activities of students and well renowned research staff are supported by individual staff and student initiatives, specialist conferences, centres and institutes.

Art & Design Student Centre
Paddington Campus
Cnr of Greens Rd & Oxford St
Tel: +61 2 8936 0684
Fax: +61 2 8936 0706
Email: artdesign@unsw.edu.au

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