The Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Fine Arts at UNSW Sydney gives you an essential understanding of business and enables you to shape the future of contemporary art, culture and ideas. Graduate with two degrees from programs that have flexible course options. The wide-ranging courses develop your passions and build a stable base of skills that support your career.
The four-year program combines a broad selection of business courses with the latest artistic ideas, processes and technologies. Explore artistic processes, techniques and media within contemporary art history and theory along with business studies such as marketing and international business. The degrees incorporate global work/study opportunities and practical real-world experience including internships, mentoring and career networking.
Graduates are prepared for careers in the arts and business with relevant experience and connections. They gain a high degree of creative ingenuity, critical awareness and business acumen to achieve their ambitions.
Why choose this bachelor degree?
Design a degree to suit your interests and career goals. The Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Fine Arts offers more than ten Commerce and six studio-based Fine Art majors to choose from. The programs include professional development and accreditation, and a selection of interesting majors.
You can choose one or two Commerce majors from fields including accounting, finance, economics, information systems, fintech, human resources, management, marketing, business law, taxation, real estate or international business.
Choose from two distinct majors in Studio Practice or Art Theory. In the Studio Practice major, you can choose at least two disciplines including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and moving image. See the
program structure for detailed information.
Professional development and accreditation
During your study, make use of
Career Accelerator, a portfolio of professional development opportunities that are exclusive to UNSW Business School students and include:
This degree is professionally recognised and provides a career-ready standard of knowledge. Depending on the majors and courses chosen, accreditation is available from the Australian Human Resources Institute, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, ACCA and Institute of Public Accountants.
UNSW Business School degrees are shaped by industry leaders and world-class academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. Our Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Fine Arts is designed to train your mind to adapt to future challenges. You will understand business concepts, practise problem-solving, and build skills in critical thinking and decision making.
Who is this degree for?
- People who are creative, empathic and pragmatic
- Those with a passion for both business and the visual arts
- Those who want a working knowledge of the visual arts, plus the skills and knowledge a business degree can offer
Job and career prospects
This double degree offers you the opportunity to pursue a career as a creative artist or in arts administration, design, performing arts, publishing or new media.
Alternatively, you may explore other career options with your business degree, such as:
- Commercial Manager
- Customer Experience Officer
- Digital Innovation Officer
- Human Resource Consultant
- International Business Development Manager
- Management Consultant
- Marketing/Brand Manager
- Property Business Analyst
- Recruitment Officer
Find out how we prepare our graduates for career success
Why UNSW Business School?
UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific, with our subjects consistently ranking within the top 50 worldwide. We rank
1st worldwide for Risk and Actuarial Studies. Within Australia we rank 1st for Accounting and Finance, and
2nd for Business and Management studies. Worldwide, these subjects rank within the Top 50 along with Economics and Econometrics, and Computer Science and Information Systems.Read more about our rankings and reputation.
Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide and begin their new career before graduation. This undergraduate double degree incorporates a suite of professional development opportunities offered by
Career Accelerator, that are exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students. Career Accelerator helps you build industry connections through
mentoring, and you can undertake
global business practicums for credit towards your degree.