APPLICATIONS FOR 2013 ENTRY ARE NOW OPEN
An international student is any student who is not a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, a citizen of New Zealand or holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa.
International applicants, who are currently studying the VCE, another Year 12 program in Australia, or the IB at an Australian secondary school, must apply through VTAC. Please refer to the Domestic applicants section of our website.
Current University of Melbourne students (International and Local) wishing to transfer to another University of Melbourne undergraduate course must apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Applications by current University of Melbourne International students for undergraduate courses submitted directly to the University will not be considered.
International students who wish to apply for an undergraduate place at the University of Melbourne MUST have successfully completed an equivalent qualification to Australian Year 12/VCE - for example, A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate. Please refer to International undergraduate entry requirements.
English Language Requirements
- International students must satisfy the University's English language requirements.
Advanced Standing (Credit) for Prior Learning
Applicants who are eligible can apply for credit for previous studies already completed at tertiary level. Studies for which you have applied for credit must demonstrate to the selection panel:
- comparable content
- equivalent in standard
- suitable to be included as part of your course at the Faculty, and
- in some cases, credit for work or other prior learning experience which can be demonstrated to be relevant to a course.
Applications for advanced standing should be made to the Student Centre after a student has enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art). Your application will be assessed and you will be advised accordingly.
Submit the following by the closing date:
Late applications will not be accepted.
STEP 1 – Ensure English Language Requirements and Entry Requirements are met
Applicants must meet the English language requirements and specific entry requirements of the University to be eligible for a place in this course. Undergraduate students can satisfy the English language requirements in a number of ways. Please read the options carefully on the University’s web site. Applicants who are unsure, or believe they may not meet the University’s eligibility requirements are strongly advised to contact the Faculty by email at email@example.com for guidance and advice concerning options available to meet the eligibility criteria.
Step 2 – Lodge an International Application
International students may apply in one of three ways -
- Complete the University’s online application
- Download and complete the University ‘s hard copy application form
- Through one of the University’s overseas representatives
Important: International students who are currently studying the VCE, another Year 12 program in Australia or the IB at an Australian secondary school are considered to be domestic applicants and must apply through Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
STEP 3 – Submit the Supplementary Application Form
To be eligible for selection into this course, applicants must complete and submit the BFA Visual Art Supplementary Form 2014 (pdf file, 719kb)
Submit this supplementary application form by the closing date to: Office of Admissions, Information Centre, Richard Berry Building, Gate 3, Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3010
STEP 4 – Folio of Work
Applicants must provide a folio of work and bring this to their interview. Applicants must not submit their folio with the supplementary application form.
Drawing and Printmedia
A comprehensive folio (twenty selected works minimum) demonstrating an engagement in drawing and/or print media. The folio should include: life and general drawings, sketchbooks; and/or any other relevant work, such as paintings, photographs, journals, three-dimensional objects and new media works.
Eight to ten paintings, a folio of drawings and other works on paper, which may include: prints, collage, photo and digital based works; other relevant materials which may indicate broader aspects of the applicant’s practice.
Visual material that demonstrates an exploration and expression of ideas with an emphasis on lens-based media including: prints, videos and films. The folio should include visual diaries and other relevant work that indicates broader aspects of the applicant’s practice.
Sculpture and Spatial Practice
Evidence of developing interest in sculpture and spatial practice, preferably by the presentation of works or projects. Other evidence of research and inquiry into the discipline, such as journals, notebooks, drawings and essays will be an advantage. Support material can include: life drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and other relevant material, which may indicate broader aspects of the applicant’s practice.
Photographs/video of work may be presented if the transport of the work is impractical or the work is site specific or ephemeral. Attachments of folio images will not be accepted.
Applicants, who are overseas and are unable to attend the interview, must submit their folio of work.
- CD-ROM and DVD images must be supplied
- Digital images must be saved as JPEG files on CD-ROM. File size should be about 500kb. No single image should exceed 1mb. Recommended resolution is 1024 x 768, 72dpi.
- It is suggested that video, sound and film-based artists make a compilation DVD of their work. Video works must be submitted as QuickTime files on CD-ROM or DVD
- All files must be numbered to correspond to a separate listing of the title, date, medium and dimensions of each work.
- Applicants should provide explanatory notes of the folio of up to 300 words in English.
- Please check all disks before submission to ensure they play as intended. Disks are to be labelled clearly with your full name, course name, Application ID number and full contact details
- Email attachments of folio will not be accepted.
Applicants must submit their Folio by 30 November 2013 to: Office of Admissions, Information Centre, Richard Berry Building, Gate 3, Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3010
After the closing date:
STEP 5 – Interview
Applicants must attend an interview. Interviews will be conducted at the VCA School of Art, Southbank Campus in Melbourne from Wednesday 20 November to Wednesday 4 December 2013.
Applicants will be sent a confirmation of their interview by email. The interview is scheduled for approximately 20 minutes. At the interview applicants will be require to present their work to the panel and to discuss it and other issues related to contemporary art. The interview panels consist of two academic staff.
Applicants are required to bring their folio of work to the interview. Photographs/video of work may be presented if the transport of the work is impractical or the work is site specific or ephemeral.
Applicants are expected to show evidence of artistic potential, imagination and demonstrate their experience and competence in the production of objects and images. Intending students usually need to concentrate their studies in visual art subjects. This will enable the development of vision and skills with a suitable folio.
Applicants, who are overseas and are unable to attend the interview, must notify the Faculty by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a telephone interview by 30 November 2013. Applicants will be notified by email with their interview details. Applicants should check their emails regularly for interview details. Applicants are strongly advised not to use a hotmail address as these often go into the junk box. In using such accounts applicants risk failing to receive correspondence from the Faculty. It is the applicant’s responsibility to advise the Faculty of any contact detail changes - email any changes to email@example.com.
Short listed applicants will receive an advisory letter in December 2013.
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