Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

2021 curriculum update

In 2021, the University will introduce an updated Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) curriculum, in which – in addition to practical, studio-based classes with a structured program of high-level skills training and theoretical subjects in your chosen discipline – commencing students will be required to undertake breadth studies in subjects from outside their core discipline.

The updated BFA is designed to help students build a sustainable career as an artist; and whose fine arts education is enhanced by the opportunity to connect with different disciplines, cross-pollinate across the arts and bring other branches of knowledge back to their core practice as an artist, and expands on the successful elective offering currently available to our BFA students.

The breadth subjects available to commencing BFA students from 2021 include those in fine arts (acting, animation, dance, production, film and television, music theatre, screenwriting, theatre and visual art), as well as music education, Indigenous knowledges, law, languages, psychology, social sciences, humanities, science, marketing and many more.

As a current student, you will transition into the new core curriculum in 2021, with a broader range of elective subjects being on offer to you, drawn from within your main area of study and outside of it.

For example, you could choose to study one of our VCA elective subjects, or choose from a wide choice of undergraduate subjects from the University’s offering.

You can find out more about the University’s breadth subjects here.

Sample study plans for 2021:

For any questions on how these updates apply to you, please contact:

Fine Arts and Music Academic Support Office team: fineartsmusic-aso@unimelb.edu.au