36 months
28100 AUD/year
8301 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Federation University Australia's Bachelor of Visual Arts has been reimagined in response to the evolving contemporary art landscape, with a focus on collaboration and self-initiated creative practice. We foster a cohesive creative community that will support you during your degree and after you graduate. 


Courses in contemporary studio art practice are contextualised through a comprehensive historical and theoretical foundation.

In the  Bachelor of Visual Arts from Federation University Australia, you will develop skills in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture and installation, printmaking, and media technologies. You will also gain skills in virtual and physical exhibition planning and management through our online and campus galleries.  

Learn from internationally renowned practicing artists including Jill Orr, guest-speakers, and artists in residence while you immerse yourself in creative arts projects with local arts and community organisations. Our calendar is aligned with events such as the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat Heritage Festival and regional organisations such as the Art Gallery of Ballarat, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Latrobe Regional Gallery and Gippsland Art Gallery.A range of electives across disciplines is available to complement your visual arts studies. With an expanded skillset, you expand your employment options in the arts sector and beyond. Electives include Arts Writing, Indigenous Studies, Entrepreneurship, Behavioural Studies, Media and Screen Studies, Education and Web Project Development.You will be prepared for a professional career in the arts through our internship program. Placements are available in art galleries, arts organisations, schools, and community organisations.

Many of our graduates including David Noonan, Kim Anderson and Archibald Prize winner Marcus Wills enjoy successful careers as internationally renowned artists, curators, gallery directors and arts administrators.

Career opportunities 

  • Artist
  • Curator
  • Arts and cultural planner
  • Arts administrator
  • Artistic consultant
  • Art Event Manager
  • Art critic
  • Community arts advisor
  • Potter/ceramist
  • Printmaker
  • Digital media artist
  • Photographer
  • Screen printer
  • Illustrator
  • Painter
  • Jewellery designer/maker
  • Sculptor
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Animator
  • Textile designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Cultural development officer
  • Gallery assistant
  • Fashion designer
  • Fine artist
  • Photojournalist
  • Arts writer
  • Arts educator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing
  • Visual art: studio arts practice
  • Digital art
  • Materials and technology 
  • Visual culture: modernism to postmodernism
  • Australian indigenous art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 106032M 
  • Selection is based on successful interview and folio presentation as well as completing a year 12 qualification (VCE/interstate or overseas equivalent), as well as meeting the prerequisite study requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28100 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8301 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8301 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

Living costs for Ballarat

1260 - 2250 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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