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:

Australian: $83,520
International: $92,160

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

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

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Student services include:

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Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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