UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Natural History Illustration

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
place
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480745  3F/EqP 84.65 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Recommended studies: Any of Visual Arts, Textiles and Design, Design and Technology, Senior Science, Biology, Geography.

Major studies: Natural history illustration. Minor studies: Recommended elective studies include biological science, digital media design, environmental science, fine art, interactive media, and print technology and graphic design.

Practical experience: The degree program includes field and studio studies. Field trips take advantage of the unique local flora and fauna, while studio studies provide you with the technical skills to visually represent your studies.

Honours: A further year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study to obtain an honours degree is available to high-achieving students. Honours is highly regarded by potential employers and provides entry into a research career.

Career opportunities: Examples include employment in the publishing, display, education or exhibition fields, scientific institutions and educational institutions, libraries, galleries, museums, at archaeological or fossil sites, in botanic gardens or, for anthropologists, scientists and taxonomists.

Additional information: This is the only degree of this kind in Australia and provides a bridge between art and science. Graduates are among just a handful worldwide who illustrate for a diverse range of areas including medicine, taxonomy and archaeology. Students will learn aspects of field observation, data collection and traditional and multimedia studio techniques (drawing: observational, anatomical, scientific (all mediums); painting: watercolour, gouache, acrylic, oil; and digital imaging: computer, digital tablet, 2D (computer) and 3D modelling.

Student exchange program: Students with a credit grade point average are encouraged to take advantage of international student exchange opportunities. Studying overseas for one or more semesters can provide students with an invaluable experience for making professional contacts, research opportunities and developing international dialogue.

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