Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) Courses


Type of establishment : University/higher education institution
Level: First cycle
CRICO: 00213J

This combined program opens up a wide range of creative and business careers. Students graduate not only with advanced technical and creative skills, but also with highly developed business knowledge. In the business component, students complete a set of core units to gain a general introduction to business principles and complement these studies with a business major. The visual arts component includes an open studio environment that allows students to practice art through a range of media, including video, photography, installation, performance, and printmaking, as well as painting, drawing and sculpture. They will study art history and theoretical units to support their studio practice and will be introduced to modern, post-modern and contemporary art.


In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 384 credit points, consisting of 192 Bachelor of Commerce credit points and 192 Bachelor of Fine Arts credit points. You undertake both parts of the double degree simultaneously.


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Economy
  • Finance
  • Financial planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • International trade
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Visual arts.

Standard entry requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Presumed knowledge: English, or literature, or English and literature, or English as an additional language (units 3 and 4, C)
  • And for Accounting, Economics, Finance, Financial Planning and Marketing majors: General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialized Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Successful portfolio and interview.


Subject to choice of business major and units: CPA Australia; Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Institute of Public Accountants. Account Planning Group Australia, Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association, Australasian Direct Marketing Association, Communications Council, Youngbloods and nGen. Economics Society of Australia. Australasia Financial Services Institute. Australian Human Resources Institute, Society of Human Resource Management (USA), Australian Institute of Management and Australian Institute of Training and Development. Australian Institute of Export, the Logistics Association of Australia and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. Australian Marketing Institute, Market Research Society of Australia, Australian Institute of Management, American Marketing Association, Chartered Institute of Marketing and Australian Institute of Export. Institute of Public Relations of Australia. Financial Planning Association.

Study path

A Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Master of Education (secondary) or Master of Philosophy degree is available. Students may be eligible for advanced standing for previous studies/experiences.


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