Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours)

Our Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) (BVA (Hons)) is a one-year full-time program open to high-achieving candidates who have completed an undergraduate degree in visual art (or equivalent). Our BVA (Hons) program provides you with an opportunity to extend your artistic practice and develop your research skills and understanding of contemporary art.

As a BVA (Hons) student you are given an on-site studio and full access to our facilities. You will work under the guidance of a supervisor to engage in practice-led research, utilising appropriate methodologies to develop an original body of artwork and accompanying written exegesis. Our BVA (Hons) program equips you to pursue a career as a practising artist and provides a pathway to post-graduate research.

Duration              1 year full time
Course Type        Accredited Course

View the 2020 Course Brochure here

View the 2020 Student Handbook here

Details about 2021 applications will be released later this year


My time in the Honours program at the Adelaide Central School of Art was one of formative artistic progress, where I was given the time and space required to gather a body of knowledge that still informs my research today. The program afforded me the opportunity to extend the developments made during my undergraduate degree, and prompted me to think critically about these ideas. I found the ideal balance of support and independence through weekly meetings with my supervisor, as well as the broader staff/student community by way of a consistent and supportive critique program.

 - Ash Tower, 2014 Graduate of the BVA (Hons)


Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) Scholarship

The scholarship provides support to an outstanding student to undertake our Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours). The scholarship of $7500 will be awarded to a successful applicant as a contribution to study-related expenses.


I can now afford the materials I need to sustain my painting practice and am able to expand the resources that help fuel my ideas and practice. The scholarship has allowed me a greater sense of financial stability in balancing full time study and living out of home independently for the first time.

- Maxwell Callaghan, 2018 Graduate of the BVA (Hons)

Applications for the 2021 BVA [Hons] Scholarship will open later this year

View the 2020 BVA [Hons] Scholarship information and application form here

For further information visit the Scholarships page.