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The Visual Art specialisation in the Bachelor of Fine Arts offers an immersive, studio-based environment that fosters self-directed studio practice in the areas of drawing and print media, painting, photography, or sculpture and spatial practice.

The program creates an environment that fosters the advancement of practice and theory in the visual arts. From the outset, you are expected to develop studio projects that require 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.

The VCA’s School of Art provides studio and workshop facilities that offer you the opportunity to explore both traditional and new media under the guidance of some of Australia’s most respected art educators and artists.

Selection into this specialisation is talent-based and includes an interview and folio. See details.

Careers

  • Visual artist
  • Art adviser
  • Conservator
  • Curator
  • Designer
  • Specialist artisan
  • Visual art industry expert
  • Visual art teacher

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts

Clearly-in Rank 2016
Range of criteria used for selection Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2016. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne entry

Access Melbourne allows eligible students to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. i

Minimum ATAR 2017
NA Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.

Prerequisites

Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL.

Selection into the Bachelor of Fine Arts is talent-based. The selection process for each specialisation may include: Animation (test, interview and folio); Dance (audition and interview); Film and Television (test and interview); Music Theatre (audition); Production (statement, interview and workshop); Screenwriting (test and interview); Theatre Practice (audition, interview and workshop); Visual Art (interview and folio).

More information about the audition and selection process here.