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 prepare students with the skills and knowledge to develop careers as practising artists. A focus on the fundamental art-making practices of drawing, painting and sculpture is complemented by an emphasis on art history and theory, conceptual development, and professional practice. At Level 3 students are supported to develop a coherent body of work based on comprehensive, self-directed, studio research.

On completion of the BVA, graduates are equipped to develop an independent studio practice and pursue a career as a professional practising artist. Graduates are also well positioned to undertake further study or pursue employment opportunities in related fields, such as arts administration, arts writing, education, marketing and 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 entry level program focused on building foundation skills in key aspects of visual art. The course comprises Level 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Visual Art (BVA) and includes units in drawing, painting, sculpture, art history and theory, and contemporary studies.

The ADVA offers an exit point from the BVA, enabling students who have completed Level 1 and 2 to graduate with a stand-alone qualification. On completion of the ADVA, graduates are equipped to pursue employment opportunities in the field of visual arts and in related occupations, or undertake further study.

The Bachelor of Visual Art and the Associate Degree of Visual Art are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency.

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

Semester 1 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 1 2020

Term 1                                                                              10 Feb – 3 Apr
Term 2                                                                              20 Apr – 12 Jun 
Assessment Week                                                           15 – 19 Jun 
Ammended Census Date                                                 27 Mar
Continuing Student Enrolment Closing Date                   15 Nov 2019
New Student Application Closing Date                            10 Jan 
New Student Enrolment Closing Date                              28 Jan 

Semester 2 2020

Term 3                                                                               13 Jul – 4 Sep
Term 4                                                                               21 Sep – 13 Nov
Assessment Week BVA                                                    16 – 20 Nov
Assessment Week BVA (Hons)                                         24 – 25 Nov
Ammended Census Date                                                  24 Aug
Continuing Student Enrolment Closing Date                    12 Jun
New Student Application Closing Date                             12 Jun
New Student Enrolment Closing Date                               29 Jun