Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
Please contact Info Corner to discuss other study options.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 50% (check calculator below).
Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.
You may also be considered if you have work experience in this field.
Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.
Pre-selection kit: You must complete a pre-selection kit (PDF 1.03 MB 4p).
Folio presentation: You may be required to attend an interview and folio presentation.
English language requirements
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 530 (TWE 3.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 71 (with minimum of 17 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 162 with no less than 154 in any component.
There are no minimum academic requirements.
- complete and submit the Visual Art pre-selection kit by no later than Friday 8 December. Non-year 12 applicants who wish to be considered for VTAC Early round offers must submit by Thursday 28 September.
- attend a folio presentation (some applicants*).
*If you are required to attend a folio presentation you will be notified by email and must attend as assigned in late November to early December.
Alternative arrangements may be made for overseas or interstate applicants. Advisory emails will be sent by mid-December.
The pre-selection kit requires:
- a statement outlining what you expect to learn from the visual arts program (maximum 100 words)
- a statement describing a recent exhibition you have seen (maximum 100 words)
- a folio consisting of 6 to 8 images of visual art work you have created
The folio should contain a variety of works that demonstrate your interests and creative thinking, as well as your conceptual and technical skills.
Submitting a selection of work that displays your creative potential is recommended.
Examples of art works to consider for inclusion in your folio include, but are not limited to:
- public art ideas
- visual diary excerpts
The folio presentation is an opportunity to discuss your folio and articulate your ideas.
Art and Design application tips
View the following videos for some practical application advice:
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Upper Intermediate Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
If you don't meet the entry requirements, there may be other RMIT programs you are eligible for that can lead you to your preferred program. Explore your pathway options.