Course Description

This hands-on degree is focused on providing you with the conceptual, theoretical and technical skills you need to succeed as a practising artist or in a range of careers in the creative industries.

You will be taught by practising artists, writers and curators, whose extensive professional experience and arts industry networks will be of enormous benefit to you. You will be encouraged to work across disciplinary boundaries to realise your ideas. Your studies will be supported by tailored workshops across many areas including ceramics, glass, jewellery, painting, photography, print media, screen arts and sculpture. The art history component of the degree will help you to build research and critical skills. In addition, the degree offers a wide range of electives in contemporary art.

The deadline for portfolio submission has now been extended to 8 January 2019.

Bachelor of Advanced Studies
You can also choose to combine your Bachelor of Visual Arts degree with the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. In the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, you can complete a second major, combine studies from a range of disciplines, undertake advanced coursework, and get involved in cross-disciplinary community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work

Our flexible course structure allows you to build a course in contemporary art that is adapted to your personal strengths and aspirations.

Location: The University has scheduled some changes to its visual arts facilities, which are likely to occur during the next three years. Students commencing the BVA in 2019 will begin their studies at the Rozelle campus, however, it is intended that the BVA will be taught from new facilities on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus from 2020.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 total course cost.
International Students: $37,000 per year full-time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.3% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 72.2% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.7% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 49.2% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 29.3% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $50,100 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 008451G
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: BPVISART4000

Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: