Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)

    • CRICOS Code: 093589G
    • VTAC Code: 3800638991
    • International VTAC Code: 3800638993

    The experience


    As a visual art student, you are encouraged to explore and develop your art practice throughout your three years of study, culminating in the graduate exhibition at the end of final year, where you will present your work to the public. The graduate exhibition attracts over 1000 attendees each year.

    As a student, you’ll attend weekly Art Forum talks presented by visiting national and international artists, and work closely with your peers and teaching staff to challenge your own ideas, processes, and develop the language to engage meaningfully and critically with your own work and others in the context of contemporary art practice.

    World-class facilities

    The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is based across the University’s Parkville and Southbank campuses. It offers outstanding teaching and performance facilities.

    You will take classes at either Soutbank, or both Parkville and Southbank, depending on your area of specialisation, allowing you to enjoy the residential, learning and social facilities at Parkville, as well as the artistic community and first-class facilities at Southbank.

    You'll have have access to a private studio space located on campus, state-of-the-art workshops with expert technical staff who can assist in realising artistic ideas, and two gallery spaces, including the newly opened Buxton Contemporary, and the Margaret Lawrence Gallery.

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    Join a community of excellence

    Our students and graduates are recognised in Australia and overseas as leaders in their chosen artistic disciplines.

    Learn from the best

    Your teachers are practicing artists who are well-connected to industry, and there are course-integrated opportunities to collaborate with students from other creative disciplines.

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    Visiting Master teachers

    The Conservatorium has strong relationships with local and national industry organisations, creating unique opportunities for collaborative work and performance. We also regularly welcome national and international visiting artists.

    Support while you learn

    The Conservatorium is one of the most richly endowed music institutions in Australia. We have an extensive range of fee remission and bursary scholarships, prizes and awards available to both our current students and recent graduates. Some scholarships are awarded directly to high-achieving students by the Conservatorium, and others are offered by application and evaluated on merit or financial need.

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