Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$9,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Fine Art or equivalent and 5.0 GPA for nine second and third year studio courses and 30CP in art theory and proposal


Commencing in

Trimester 1

About this program

The Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) is a full-time or part-time program that has been designed to enable students who have demonstrated substantial ability at an undergraduate level to develop their practical expertise and theoretical understanding to a more advanced level.

While studying Visual Arts (Honours), you'll have the ability to work on a project that you're passionate about and have the space and access to studios and equipment to explore that further.

Learn from the best

You'll be challenged and supported to excel by lecturers who are also leading visual artists. Learn your craft from practicing professionals who regularly hold exhibitions of their work and are represented on industry boards.

We're proud to deliver an outstanding education that supports our students in facing the future with confidence, competence and the knowledge and skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Learn and create in inspiring studio spaces

Visual arts guest lectures and masterclasses with visiting scholars and practising artists will inspire your creativity and increase your network. You'll have access to an exciting calendar of on-campus exhibitions and artist talks, as well as unique opportunities to exhibit and sell your work through our QCA Galleries.

Attendance information

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), you'll be equipped for a career in the visual and creative arts, with potential positions ranging from professional artist and gallery director to curator, educator, government arts worker and creative consultant. The skills and knowledge you gain will prepare you to adapt and succeed in the expanding and changing landscape of the creative arts, and will also serve as the foundation for further studies in education, research or professional practice.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) (2130)

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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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