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In choosing to study a Bachelor of Fine Arts, you will be welcomed by a community of practicing creatives and makers committed to pushing boundaries and the belief in the power of the artistic mind to effect change.

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Watch an overview session for the Bachelor of Fine Arts. Find out about the course structure, specialisations, careers, entry requirements and plenty more

Learn more about your Bachelor of Fine Arts course options

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is an opportunity to undertake in-depth study in Acting, Film and Television, Screenwriting, Animation, Music Theatre, Theatre, Design and Production, Dance and Visual Art.


Upon completion of the Bachelor of Fine Arts, you may choose to apply for a fourth-year Honours degree. An honours year provides an intensive mode of study allowing you to master your specialisation and create a pathway into advanced graduate study options in your field.

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What is it really like to study the Bachelor of Fine Arts at Melbourne?

We've handed the keys of our Instagram to our current students to give you a first-hand look at what it's like to study at Melbourne. Check out Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) student, Arielle's takeover as she shows us a day-in-the-life during lockdown.

Meet Lisa Osborn: Head of Production

As the Head of Production at the Victorian College of the Arts, Lisa ensures that students are introduced to industry leaders and current practitioners who ensure that what's being taught is at the cutting edge. These key connections link students directly to the industry and pave the way for their future careers.

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Meet Budi Miller: Head of Acting

"I’m an African American queer teaching artist who has spent his life changing the narrative of how actor training can be taught outside of the popular European and American norms of training. I strive for diverse learning that comes from selecting students from different ethnic, social economic backgrounds and gender identities, while staffing a diverse faculty that mirrors the student population. I believe that the strongest learning environments come from having an exceptionally talented, inclusive, and diverse student and faculty community."

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Get to know our current students

Meet our students and learn more about their university experience from why they chose the Bachelor of Fine Arts to their favourite subjects and creative ambitions.

Meet Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) student, Sherry-Lee Watson

An Arrente woman from Alice Springs, Sherry-Lee Watson always wanted to perform. Now she's on her way to living her dream in Melbourne, studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) and excited to take the lessons she's learnt back to her hometown.

"I eventually want to become an academic and research the impact of the arts on Aboriginal communities and how to reestablish our connection to telling stories through song and dance. Aboriginal people are passionate and exciting storytellers as we have been doing it on the land for thousands of years. I want to work to make sure future generations will still have that opportunity."

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Meet Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) student, Kyle Ramboyong

"I was given advice from my first dance teacher in Darwin that the VCA would be a great place for me to explore my art in dance. The VCA dance program builds a dancer’s technique, choreographic ideas and creativity, artistry and the ability to understand the body in relation to movement mechanics."

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Need a little help with our application process?

We've put together a step-by-step videos to help you through our application process. Check out our application tips for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television).

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