Bachelor of Visual Arts / Bachelor of Business double degrees

Do you want to combine your creative talents with business skills? If you’re looking for a career in contemporary art, with a strong business focus, studying both degrees will help you develop a solid foundation in business as part of your studies. Business skills will be essential if you’re planning to work as a self-employed artist. The combination caters to students wanting to do both business and visual arts.

What these qualifications cover

You choose a pathway in visual arts working in your own studio space and specialising in paint, print, sculpture, photography, moving image, sound or performance.

You can also choose from a wide range of business disciplines - from management to sustainable enterprise, and marketing to entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Career opportunities

By studying both degrees you develop design skills for roles in visual arts and business. This includes the ability to create high value products, services and brands, and to balance creative design and strategic thinking to complement design and business.

How to enter

You apply for both programmes separately and meet the entry requirements for both programmes.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Visual Arts
 Bachelor of Business
  • University Entrance or equivalent

Deadlines for programme application and portfolio submission

Applications for admission to our Undergraduate programmes, the Bachelor of Design and the Bachelor of Visual Arts, for 2018 is Friday September 29. Completed applications (including portfolio) submitted by this time will have priority. Acceptance into these programmes is based on academic achievement, the work submitted in a portfolio, and if required, an interview.

Last updated: 28-Nov-2017 1.39pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.