Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)

About the course

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Essential requirements for admission

All applicants must attend an interview and present a folio of works.

Prerequisites:

VCE Units 3 and 4 (or equivalent): A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL.

Admission criteria

Applicants with higher education study

Once the course application is submitted applicants must pay an additional administration fee and submit a supplementary application form. All applicants must attend an interview and present a folio of works according to their chosen specialisation.

Applicants who satisfy these requirements will be assessed to ensure they meet the minimum entry requirements of the University – completion of the VCE or a qualification deemed by the University to be equivalent and meeting the University’s English language requirement. Once these academic requirements have been satisfied applicants are ranked according to the interview and folio.

Further information about entry requirements and the auditions and interviews can be found at http://vca.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/bachelor-of-fine-arts-visual-art/overview.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Once the course application is submitted applicants must pay an additional administration fee and submit a supplementary application form. All applicants must attend an interview and present a folio of works according to their chosen specialisation.

Applicants who satisfy these requirements will be assessed to ensure they meet the minimum entry requirements of the University – completion of the VCE or a qualification deemed by the University to be equivalent and meeting the University’s English language requirement. Once these academic requirements have been satisfied applicants are ranked according to the interview and folio.

Further information about entry requirements and the auditions and interviews can be found at http://vca.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/bachelor-of-fine-arts-visual-art/overview.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Once the course application is submitted applicants must pay an additional administration fee and submit a supplementary application form. All applicants must attend an interview and present a folio of works according to their chosen specialisation.

Applicants who satisfy these requirements will be assessed to ensure they meet the minimum entry requirements of the University – completion of the VCE or a qualification deemed by the University to be equivalent and meeting the University’s English language requirement. Once these academic requirements have been satisfied applicants are ranked according to the interview and folio.

Further information about entry requirements and the auditions and interviews can be found at http://vca.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/bachelor-of-fine-arts-visual-art/overview.

Applicants with work and life experience

Once the course application is submitted applicants must pay an additional administration fee and submit a supplementary application form. All applicants must attend an interview and present a folio of works according to their chosen specialisation.

Applicants who satisfy these requirements will be assessed to ensure they meet the minimum entry requirements of the University – completion of the VCE or a qualification deemed by the University to be equivalent and meeting the University’s English language requirement. Once these academic requirements have been satisfied applicants are ranked according to the interview and folio.

Further information about entry requirements and the auditions and interviews can be found at http://vca.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/bachelor-of-fine-arts-visual-art/overview.

How to apply

Domestic

Domestic students apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Once the course application is submitted applications must pay an additional administration fee and submit a supplementary application form.

VTAC applications for this course close earlier than usual. The timely closing date is 5.00pm (AEST) 28 September 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

International

International students who are studying Year 12 in Australia or who are current University of Melbourne international students apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Once the course application is submitted applications must pay an additional administration fee and submit a supplementary application form.

VTAC applications for this course close earlier than usual. The timely closing date is 5.00pm (AEST) 28 September 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

All other international students apply online directly to the University.

Advanced standing (credit)

Advanced standing (sometimes known as credit or recognition of prior learning) may be awarded based on prior study. See https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/admission_with_credit for details and how to apply. Advanced standing is not awarded for work experience in undergraduate degrees.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) students at the University of Melbourne. It provides data on students who commenced undergraduate study and were enrolled after the census date in Semester 1 2017. It includes those admitted through all VTAC offer rounds.

Applicant background

Semester 1 2017 intake

Number of students

Percentage of all students

Past higher education study

24

22.0%

Past vocational education and training (VET) study

10

9.2%

Recent secondary education (within the past two years):
  • Admitted on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity schemes)
0 0%
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (eg, audition, interview etc)
0 0%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (eg, audition, folio etc)
63 57.8%
Work and life experience (admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than that listed above):
  • Secondary education (2014 and earlier)
7 6.4%
  • Overseas secondary qualification
L/N N/P
  • Other
L/N N/P

International students who applied through VTAC (studying in Australia)

L/N

N/P

Total

109

100.0%

L/N – Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Where to get further information

See the whole-of-institution information.