Bachelor of Fine Arts – Visual Art Course


Type of establishment : University/higher education institution
Level: First cycle
CRICO: 00116K

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) is one of nine majors available in this degree awarded 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 should demonstrate research and experimentation with a range of concepts, materials, techniques and processes. Your studies will culminate in a purposeful body of artwork for inclusion in the graduate exhibit at the end of the degree. See for details.


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) requires the successful completion of 300 credit points comprising 100 study points at each of the first, second and third year levels. There are 262.5 points in core subjects and 37.5 points in elective subjects. Students can choose an elective from another arts 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 print media
  • more more

Standard entry requirements

Units 3 and 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL. Selection is based on talent and may include an interview and a 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 Schools of Art and Design (ACUADS); Australian Association for Film Production Education and Research (ASPERA); College of Art Association, USA (affiliate member); and International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT).

Study path

Qualified graduates can move on to an additional year to qualify for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) (Honours degree) and/or a range of Masters degrees leading to research programs.


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