Master of Biological Arts
The University of Western Australia (UWA)

(Tuition fee is not stated)
1-2 years

Course Description


This course is designed for experienced art practitioners, scientists or humanities scholars who wish to engage with creative bioresearch. The course focuses on recent advances in the life sciences, both in theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on critical thought, ethical and cultural issues and cross-disciplinary experimentation in art and science. You’ll have access to scientific laboratories, techniques and expertise. You’ll take both existing art and science units and a core of SymbioticA unit that includes a major project and dissertation. 

If you wish to engage with the crossover of art and science and already hold a degree in science, humanities or visual arts, you will find this course develops your theoretical and practical skills in the production of biological art. Emphasis is placed on critical thought, ethical and cultural issues and cross-disciplinary experimentation in art and science.

Completion of this degree can lead to wide and diverse career opportunities in the fields of art, science or social science, especially in positions dealing with policy, communication and commentary, or in education. It offers opportunities for further academic pursuits including higher degree by research if you are interested in the holistic view of the effects of the sciences on our society and culture.

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