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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design degree provides an exciting mix of:

  • studio-based art
  • graphic design
  • art and design history and theory
  • practical and professional experience with exhibitions in art galleries.

You will explore the relationships between two-dimensional media areas such as drawing, painting, printmaking and photography, and three and four-dimensional areas such as sculpture, video production and object design, as well as graphic design leading to webpage design and animation.

Students can specialise in one of these areas in the third year of the course plus there are opportunities for an internship and acquisition of relevant business skills.

Professional experience

Volunteer experience

Graduates of this course must have completed at a satisfactory level of performance, a three week (or equivalent) internship at a selected workplace or community organisation.

Professional recognition

Graduates of this course may be eligible for membership of the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA)
  • Australian Print Council
  • Australian Net Art and Technology (ANET)
  • Australian Sculptors Association
  • Craft Australia
  • International Council of Museums (ICOM)
  • International Association of Art (UNESCO) (only available to NAVA members)
  • National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
  • Potters Society
  • Victorian Artists Society (VAS)
  • Victorian Ceramic Group.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • advertising
  • art therapy
  • ceramics
  • curation
  • teaching design
  • graphic design
  • illustration
  • museum management
  • painting
  • photography
  • print and electronic media
  • printmaking
  • research
  • sculpture

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Arts

CRICOS

040344M

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,104.00 (US$ 17,906) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $72,312; Unit fee: AUD $3,013

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

14 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Strathfield Campus

25A Barker Road,

STRATHFIELD,

New South Wales,

2135, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,104.00 (US$ 17,906) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $72,312; Unit fee: AUD $3,013

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

14 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Melbourne Campus

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with minimum total score of 1370 for SAT I Critical Reading, SAT I: Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test scores (2015 and earlier);High School Diploma with minimum total score of 1040 for SAT I Critical Reading, SAT I: Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test scores (2016 onwards). Applicants must have must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. English Language Requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with an individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening; ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 169 (Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading).

For international students

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.0; Individual score of: 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening

ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 169; Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Australian Catholic University offers below pathways courses for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
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About Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is one of the top three institutions in Australia for graduate employment.

  • Among top 2% in THE World University Rankings 2020
  • 1 of top 40 ‘Gen Y’ institutes in THE Rankings 2019
  • First in Australia for graduate employment (GOS-L 2020)
  • Top 300 university worldwide