Course Details


Bachelor Degree

Course Location


The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Visual Art

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) is one of nine specialisations available within this degree delivered by the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). It will help you develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the visual arts. From the outset, your studio projects are expected to demonstrate investigation and experimentation with a range of concepts, materials, techniques and processes. Your studies will culminate in a resolved body of artwork for inclusion in the Graduate Exhibition at the conclusion of the degree. See for details.


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) requires the successful completion of 300 credit points comprising 100 points of study at each of first, second and third year levels. There are 262.5 points in core subjects and 37.5 points in electives. Students can choose an elective from another artistic discipline within the VCA, or from a range of undergraduate subjects from across the University.


  • Studio Studies 1
  • Critical and Theoretical Studies 1
  • Related Studies Painting
  • Related Studies Photography
  • Related Studies Sculpture and Spatial Practice
  • Related Studies Drawing and Printmedia
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL. Selection is talent-based and may include an interview and folio. Full admission criteria are available at


The Victorian College of the Arts has partnerships with over 30 leading arts institutions around the world, including the Universities 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities networks. The VCA is also a member of: Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS); Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA); College of Art Association, US (affiliate member); and International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT).

Study pathways

Qualified graduates may progress to an additional year to qualify for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) (Degree with Honours), and/or to a range of master degrees leading to research programs.