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Arts courses

Whether you're interested in the visual arts, performing arts, digital media, social work or even psychology studies, we have a huge range of arts courses on offer. You can study at short course, TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.

Careers

Our graduates find employment opportunities across the following sectors:

  • media
  • government
  • non-government organisations
  • not-for-profit companies
  • private companies
  • art galleries and studios.

Short courses 1 course

Code:
VNEAP
Duration:
1000 hours
Campus:
City Flinders
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 12 courses

Code:
ABAB
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$11,300 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Choose your specialisation from a range of subject areas and open up a world of career options. This course gives you the flexibility to choose from a broad range of specialisations.
Code:
ABCD
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$10,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Make a real difference in the world by learning to build and develop programs and initiatives that meet the changing needs of society and create sustainable communities.
Code:
ABCY
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$10,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Studying this professional degree you will gain a strong theoretical, research, and applied understanding of human behaviour and the interplay between psychological and social contributors to crime.
Code:
ABCJ
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$10,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
In our Bachelor of Criminal Justice you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of our justice systems, studying the law, sociology, criminology and social philosophy.
Code:
ABMC
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$10,800 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Gain the artistic knowledge, musicianship, technical fluency, creativity, critical listening and analytical skills for the music, creative arts and music education industries. The focus of the course is on popular and contemporary music with an international perspective.
Code:
ABPA
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$11,600 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
This psychology course will help you develop an understanding of human behaviour, motivation, relationships, communication and cognitive processes.
Code:
AHPA
Duration:
1 year
Fees (2018): A$11,600 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
Footscray Park
Study at an advanced level, complete a research thesis and gain a higher qualification. Further develop your capacity for informed, conceptual thinking and research skills.
Code:
ABPB
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$12,300 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Get the flexibility to combine study in psychology with a business specialisation. Combining studies in psychology and business will enable students to gain expertise in understanding the behaviour of individuals in group and organisational settings.
Code:
ABPC
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$11,600 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Get a better understanding of human behaviour, motivation, relationships and communication.
Code:
ABSN
Duration:
3 years
Fees (2018): A$10,800 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Follow your interest in industries that include film, television, radio, screen culture, online and mobile media production with this Bachelor of Screen Media.
Code:
ABSW
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$10,400 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
Footscray Nicholson
Create a career that improves the quality of life and develops the potential of individuals, groups and communities. Social workers are involved with people at individual, family, and community levels to bring about change.
Code:
ABSX
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$10,400 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
Footscray Nicholson
Undertake industry-based education placements in different human service agency settings under the supervision of experienced social workers.

Postgraduate 7 courses

Code:
AMPE
Duration:
2 years
Fees (2018): A$11,800 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
City Flinders, Footscray Nicholson
Master of Counselling (AMEP ) extends your expertise in counselling theory and practice following the completion of a Graduate Diploma. Please note: this is not an APS accredited psychology course.
Code:
ATDM
Duration:
0.5 years
Fees (2018): A$10,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
City Flinders
Gain an edge and a global focus in this competitive international industry and discover a career that is being revolutionised by the internet.
Code:
AGDM
Duration:
1 year
Fees (2018): A$10,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
City Flinders
Become a digital media production leader and further your skills. Enter into a global industry where you can contribute to the production of mobile and digital content.
Code:
AMDM
Duration:
2 years
Fees (2018): A$10,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
City Flinders
Enhance your digital media skills and delve into a global industry where you can create mobile apps and cross-platform content.
Code:
ATID
Duration:
0.5 years
Fees (2018): A$10,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Build a strong foundation in community development and further your career in a diverse range of fields including international humanitarian and development aid.
Code:
AGID
Duration:
1 year
Fees (2018): A$10,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February
Campus:
Footscray Park
Take the leading role in community development and get involved in social and economic change, human rights, and sustainable development and at a global or local level.
Code:
AMCD
Duration:
2 years
Fees (2018): A$10,000 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Take the leading role in community development and get involved in social and economic change, human rights, and sustainable development at a global or local level.

Postgraduate research 6 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Code:
HRAT
Duration:
2 years
Fees (2018): A$12,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
Staff will supervise graduate research in many areas of specialisation, such as the Master of Arts, history, philosophy of sport, sociology of physical education and sport management.
Code:
ARXL
Duration:
2 years
Fees (2018): A$10,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park, St Albans
The School of Social Sciences and Psychology offers supervision for Master's degree programs in many areas.
Code:
ARXF
Duration:
2 years
Fees (2018): A$10,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
City Flinders
A research degree is a unique opportunity to develop new skills, problem-solving abilities, and think logically, creatively and critically.
Code:
UPAC
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$12,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
The Doctoral degree in Creative Arts (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Code:
UPAS
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$12,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Park
The Doctoral degree in Society and Culture is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Code:
UPSA
Duration:
4 years
Fees (2018): A$12,900 per semester
Intakes (2018): February and July
Campus:
Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) in Society and Culture is an alternative pathway to a PhD for applicants who have not had previous research training and/or experience.

VU provided me with a great opportunity to learn and achieve different successes during my two years here in Australia. There are many practical units provided which help me gain more insight into real-world work experience and deliver a strong foundation for students like me to be successful in their career pathway.
Niru Tripathi

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