Bachelor of Visual Art

Duration: 3 years full time or part time equivalent

The Bachelor of Visual Art (BVA) is a three-year degree program, designed to give you the skills and knowledge to develop a career as a practising artist. Our focus on the fundamental art-making practices of drawing, painting and sculpture is complemented by an emphasis on conceptual development, art history & theory and professional practice. At Level 3 you will be supported to develop a coherent body of work based on comprehensive self-directed studio research.

On completion of the BVA you will be equipped to develop an independent studio practice and pursue a career as a professional practising artist. You will also be well-positioned to undertake further study or seek employment opportunities in related fields, such as arts administration, arts writing, education, marketing, events, commercial design and curating.

Associate Degree of Visual Art

Duration: 2 years full time or part time equivalent

The Associate Degree of Visual Art (ADVA) is a two-year program focused on building foundation skills in key aspects of visual art. The ADVA offers you an exit point from our Bachelor of Visual Art, enabling you to graduate with a stand-alone qualification after completing Level 1 and 2.

On completion of the ADVA, you will be equipped to pursue employment opportunities in the field of visual arts and in related occupations or undertake further study.

How to apply

Apply for Semester 2 2020 online using the New Student Application Form

Entry into the program is through either the Academic Entry or the Alternative Entry pathway.

Information on the application and admission process

2020 Schedule of Fees

Commencing Student Profile 2019

Questions? Contact our friendly Student Liaison Officer, Andrew Herpich, on 8299 7300 or via email

Important Dates

Semester 2 2020

Term 3                                                                   20 Jul – 11 Sep
Term 4                                                                   28 Sep – 20 Nov
Assessment Week                                                 23 – 27 Nov
Assessment Week BVA or Hons                           30 Nov – 1 Dec
Census Date                                                         24 Aug
Continuing Student Enrolment Closing Date        19 Jun
New Student Application Closing Date                 19 Jun
New Student Enrolment Closing Date                   6 Jul