Bachelor of Arts - Fine Art

RMIT University

The Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) is an interdisciplinary, practice-based fine art course offering studies in a broad range of specialised areas. Students in this degree can specialise in: -expanded studio practice (drawing, media arts, painting, video art) -object-based practice (ceramics, gold and silversmithing) -print imaging practice (fine art photography, printmaking) -sculpture, sound and spatial practice (sculpture, sound, public art). Exploring art through studio practice is central to the course. Students develop a range of practical, conceptual and technical skills to enable them to evaluate different approaches to their own practice, or to further their understanding of the creative industries. Studio courses are taught by high profile practising artists and are complemented by integrated studies in the history and theory of art.

Course Fee:

International: $86,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Prerequisite: Units 3 & 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English; pre-selection kit; and portfolio.


The degree structure supports interdisciplinary studies and allows you to refine your individual approach to making and thinking through art. Studio specialisations include: -ceramics -drawing -experimental animation -gold and silversmithing -installation practice -painting -performance art -photography -printmaking -public art -sculpture -sound art -sound design -video art.

Subjects you can Study:

Art history and theory, expanded studio practice, object based practice, print imaging practice, sculpture, sound and spatial practice.

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the Diploma of Visual Art may be eligible to apply for exemptions. Foundation studies and visual art students with distinction may articulate directly into the program. An Honours year is available following the successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art). Honours is a pathway to postgraduate research. Eligibility is based on the level of academic achievement during the program.

Further information:

Graduates exhibit work in world class local, national and international galleries, and hold senior positions in galleries and museums as well as national and international university academic and research positions. Graduates from this program also engage in a range of artistic and cultural activities, such as public art commissions, online and time-based art, production design, website design, photography, special effects art, video editing, project management, festival curation, cultural diplomacy, sound recording, music arrangement, motion picture directing and commercial creative practices.


The program is recognised by national and international funding and support organisations as a degree in fine art, including Arts Victoria and The Australia Council for the Arts.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Artist, Craftsperson,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 3 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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