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Bachelor of Visual Art

Bachelor of Visual Art (BVSA)

Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Toowoomba
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb


  • Be at the forefront of engaging the visual arts in the wider community, as a way of capturing and reshaping our stories. The Bachelor of Visual Art aims to produce industry-ready graduates who are creative, innovative, adaptable and entrepreneurial.
  • Explore the future of visual art and its applications within evolving new employment opportunities in the 21st century such as health, design, new media, architecture, museum and gallery professions, and education
  • Choose to focus your studies by majoring in either Curation, Innovation and Visual Art, or Visual Art Studio Practice. Extend your studies by adding a minor from another discipline such as Film and TV, journalism or Theatre.
  • Benefit from exhibiting at both UniSQ Toowoomba campus and the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery when studying the Visual Art Studio Practice major. Experience a blended learning program of art ideas, curatorial practice, arts and cultural management, gallery studies and professional writing in the visual arts sector.
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Begin your study journey today with the university rated 5/5 stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*Good Universities Guide 2024

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What is a Bachelor of Visual Art degree?

As a Bachelor of Visual Art student at UniSQ, you will have the opportunity to engage with a range of creative ideas, studio activities and professional outcomes throughout your degree. By supporting your unique interests and aspirations, UniSQ will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to become an creative, adaptable and entrepreneurial graduate.

When you study a Bachelor of Visual Arts with us you will gain comprehensive knowledge and technical proficiency within studio practice and a strong work ethic.

At UniSQ we have two different Bachelor of Visual Arts majors to choose from, depending on your interests and career goals.

Curation, Innovation & Visual Arts - Explore the future of visual art and its application. Learn how to become an adaptable artist by gaining detailed knowledge of historical, ideological, critical and ethical perspectives.

Visual Art Studio Practice - Build upon your practical art-making skills and techniques to help form your identity as an emerging artist. Gain advanced studio-based learnings and technical proficiencies to become a skilled visual arts professional within a variety of contemporary settings.

Continue to enhance your theatre skills and knowledge and use your Bachelor of Visual Art as a stepping-stone to further studies, such as our Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)

What are the pathways to entry?

University pathway programs provides students with an entry point to their chosen uni degree without an ATAR score. At UniSQ our pathways accommodate different students’ needs because we understand everyone’s journey to university is unique. Whether it’s been some time since you’ve last studied, you haven’t completed high school, or you’re making a career switch, we’ve got you covered.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements to study a Bachelor of Visual Art, we have a pathway option available to you.

Would you like to talk through your study options? Get in touch and we can provide you with the personalised support and advice you need.

How long does a Bachelor of Visual Art take?

The duration of a Bachelor of Visual Art may vary depending on the education provider you choose to study with.  At UniSQ, an undergraduate Visual and Performing Arts degree, such as the Bachelor of Visual Arts usually takes 3 years of full-time study. Some students choose to study part-time which increases the time it takes to complete the required courses.

The benefit of flexible study is that you can balance your life, work and family commitments by studying our Bachelor of Visual Arts where and when it suits you. You can choose to immerse yourself in on-campus study or learn your subject theory online and attend campus when necessary - the choice is yours.

What can you do with a Bachelor of Visual Arts?

At UniSQ you will be supported by a range of industry professionals and gain experience in various industry-relevant and innovative scenarios as you prepare for a creative career in a variety of roles and setting, including:

  • artist
  • art critic
  • art consultant
  • conservator/restorer
  • art journalist
  • magazine writer/editor
  • venue manager
  • museum or gallery manager
  • designer
  • new media
  • architecture.
Why study a Bachelor of Visual Arts at UniSQ?

Get a strong start to your career in Visual Arts with UniSQ’s Bachelor of Visual Arts.

  • Exhibit your work at the UniSQ Toowoomba campus and the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.
  • Tailor your degree to suit your needs and extend your skillset further by adding a minor from another discipline such as film, TV, journalism or theatre.
  • UniSQ has been named in the top 350 universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2023.
  • We are #1 in QLD for social equity and first generation students*
  • UniSQ is rated 5/5 stars for student support and graduates starting salaries* 

    * Good Universities Guide, 2023.