Course Details


Bachelor Degree

Study Load

Study Mode

In Class

Course Location

Regional Victoria

Applications Close

Jan 28, 2022

Course Starts

Feb 21, 2022


3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Code

Federation University code: QM5 CRICOS code: 106032M

Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Our Bachelor of Visual Arts program has been reimagined in response to the evolving contemporary art landscape, with a focus on collaboration and self-initiated creative practice. We foster a cohesive creative community that will support you during your degree and after you graduate.

Courses in contemporary studio art practice are contextualised through a comprehensive historical and theoretical foundation. You will develop skills in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture and installation, printmaking, and media technologies. You will also gain skills in virtual and physical exhibition planning and management through our online and campus galleries.  

Learn from internationally renowned practicing artists including Jill Orr, guest-speakers, and artists in residence while you immerse yourself in creative arts projects with local arts and community organisations. Our calendar is aligned with events such as the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat Heritage Festival and regional organisations such as the Art Gallery of Ballarat, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Latrobe Regional Gallery and Gippsland Art Gallery.

A range of electives across disciplines is available to complement your visual arts studies. With an expanded skillset, you expand your employment options in the arts sector and beyond. Electives include Arts Writing, Indigenous Studies, Entrepreneurship, Behavioural Studies, Media and Screen Studies, Education and Web Project Development.

You will be prepared for a professional career in the arts through our internship program. Placements are available in art galleries, arts organisations, schools, and community organisations.

Many of our graduates including David NoonanKim Anderson and Archibald Prize winner Marcus Wills enjoy successful careers as internationally renowned artists, curators, gallery directors and arts administrators.


Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)


  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English.

Admissions Criteria for non-Year 12 students -  please visit our Bachelor of Visual Arts course page for more information.

Essential requirements for selection and application - folio and interview. Applicants must complete and submit a supplementary application form to secure an interview.

Applications Open

Aug 2, 2021

Course Fee

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) $8,021 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2022

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