Bachelor of Fine Arts @ Melbourne

Bachelor of Fine Arts

A Bachelor of Fine Arts presents a unique university experience for its students and sufficient depth to craft and sharpen their artistic ability.


38911 (with Contemporary Dance)
38931 (with Dance)
38941 (with Film and Television)
38951 (with Music Theatre)
38961 (with Production)
38971 (with Theatre Practice)
38991 (with Visual Art)



Degree Length

3 years full-time



Degree Structure

N/A: Varies between specialisation



Can be combined with                      

Diploma in Informatics, Diploma in Modern Languages, Diploma in Mathematical Sciences, Diploma in Music (Practical), and U21 Diploma in Global Issues.




Southbank campus

Students are able to pursue a specialisation in Contemporary Music, Dance, Film and Television, Music Theatre, Production, Theatre Practice or Visual Arts. The Bachelor of Fine Arts is separate from the Melbourne Model, which means that the degree is more focussed on the student’s particular specialisation. The degree is delivered through the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, two of the leading arts institutions in Australia. Classes in the first and second year of the degree position themselves around regular exhibitions, performances and productions, while third year allows students to focus on profiling and focussing on their particular field. The Southbank campus offers a wide range of high quality performance facilities such as the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library and the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. Students are mentored by internationally renowned experts from a range of fine arts backgrounds. The Faculty of the VCA also regularly invites national and international visiting artists, which allows students to observe and contrast professional performances in their selected fields. Students also undertake a series of elective subjects relevant to a Fine Arts background which supports a more complete understanding of the industry.

Specialisations available: Contemporary Music; Dance; Film and Television; Music Theatre; Production; Theatre Practice; and Visual Arts.

Course Requirements

2013 ATAR

N/A: Entry is performance-based



Entry Requirements

Study score of at least 25 in:
English, or
English Language, or
Or at least 30 in ESL


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Student Profiles in Arts & Education


Sarina is a 22 year-old student in her fifth year of a Bachelor of Arts at UNSW (Kensington campus). She is majoring in Theatre and Performance and Education.

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Katherine is a 20 year old student in her third year of a Bachelor of Arts at UNSW (Kensington campus). She majors in English and History.

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Gabriella is a 21 year old student in her honours year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts at UNSW (COFA) majoring in Painting.

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Danica is an 18 year old student in her first year of a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at UNSW (Kensington campus). She is majoring in Education and Chinese studies .

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