Bachelor of Fine Arts

Learn more about each of our specialisations and life as a fine arts student at Melbourne.

Be inspired to be brave

Take creative risks and find your unique artistic voice with our industry-focused curriculum, designed to provide you with real-world experience.

Build your creative network

Connect with students from across the arts in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct, building networks to help you throughout your creative career.

Learn from industry connected professionals

Develop your artistic skills under the guidance of expert professionals who maintain strong industry connections.

Bachelor of Fine Arts overview

Siobhan Jackson, Senior Lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts, provides an insight into the student experience when you study a Bachelor of Fine Arts with us.

Our specialisations

As a Bachelor of Fine Arts student, you may choose to focus on one of nine specialisations.


Develop a command of acting and the artistic skills you need to prepare you to work in stage, screen and digital media with intensive studio-based training.

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Build your skills in animated screen production through intensive studio-based learning that incorporates research, screenwriting, storyboarding and character design.

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Become a kinetically strong, culturally and conceptually aware dance artist with training across contemporary dance, dance science and somatics, critical dance studies, choreography and performance.

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Film and Television

Develop your creative voice and the technical and analytical skills to make distinctive screen programs for all stages of film and TV production.

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Music Theatre

Participate in daily studio-based training with working artists and receive extensive practical training in music theatre’s three principal disciplines – singing, acting and dancing.

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Become a world-class designer, technician, maker and/ or manager, and make the connections you need for a career in the design, technical, and management areas of live performance.

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Study the many facets of screenwriting from cinematic and television writing to adaptation, and writing for games and web content.

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Develop your voice as an actor-creator and build expertise in acting, theatre making and performing in a variety of contexts, writing, dramaturgy and self-producing.

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Visual Art

Enhance your practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the visual arts under the guidance of respected art educators and artists.

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Meet our students

The peers and teachers at VCA are supportive and kind, which breeds a very safe environment to grow and learn as an artist.

Kyle Ramboyong, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
Photo of Kyle Ramboyong, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

Being at the VCA has definitely taught me to push boundaries, open myself up to vulnerability for learning and growth both professionally and emotionally.

Athina Wilson, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)
Photo of Athina Wilson, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)