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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

  • Bachelor

Combine visual arts with business to broaden your skills and establish a career as a project manager, artist, manager, marketer, consultant or administrator.

Key details

Degree Type
4 years full-time
Course Code
IX35, 064813M
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Domestic Fees
$8,800 per year / $35,200 total
International Fees
$31,000 per year / $124,000 total

About this course

Immerse yourself in the fine arts major with up to 16 discipline units and gain in-depth knowledge in your specialisation. Your business degree component comprises eight business core units and eight business major units.

Real-world facilities

Our open studio program focuses on interdisciplinary contemporary art practice combining experimental 2D, 3D, digital, spatial, and performance skills. Whether you are planning to become a professional artist, teacher or art professional such as an exhibition curator or arts manager, you will benefit from substantial studio experience while receiving training in your specialist area.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

Accountancy, finance, financial planning, economics and marketing majors: 4, SA in Maths A, B or C. We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge


You must successfully:

  • submit a portfolio
  • complete an interview.
Important dates Thursday 1 August 2019 QTAC applications, intrafaculty change form, change of major or minor form and the QUT online registration form open. 5pm Friday 20 September 2019 All applications and application forms close. Requests for applications and registrations after this date will not be considered. Make sure you allow adequate time to complete each stage of your application before application closing time. How to applyStep 1

Apply through QTAC. Current Creative Industries Faculty (CIF) undergraduate students changing course or major must instead submit an intrafaculty change form or change of major or minor form.

Step 2

Complete the QUT online registration form. You must have a valid QTAC number or current QUT student ID number to complete this step.

You must pay the non-refundable $70 application service fee via QUTPay. If you're applying via the Educational Access Scheme or the Centralised Assessment Selection Program, you are exempt from the fee.

Your application is complete once you reach the confirmation notice screen and receive your confirmation email.

Step 3

Attend your nominated audition and bring your supporting documents with you. You can select your audition time through the online registration form.

If you're not able to attend an interview, you can opt for a phone or Skype interview when you complete the registration form. If you select this option, you'll need to email your portfolio and supporting documents to ci@qut.edu.au by 5pm on Friday 27 September 2019.

Supporting documentation

Make sure you have:

  • a printed copy of your registration form confirmation notice or email
  • a printed CV of no more than 2 pages, outlining both formal and informal learning and experiences in the field of visual arts
  • your portfolio
Portfolio and interview preparation

Visual arts portfolio and interview preparation (PDF file, 159.0 KB)

Visual arts portfolio template (PDF file, 204.6 KB)

Interview location and dates

We encourage you to attend one of the available interview times, which you can select through the online registration form. The time and date of your interview cannot be changed except in exceptional circumstances.

If you don't attend an interview, either in person or via phone/Skype, you won't be considered for a place in the course.

In-person interviews (Brisbane) Date Monday 30 September 2019 Tuesday 1 October 2019 Location Z9, Creative Industries Precinct, cnr of Kelvin Grove Rd & Musk Avenue, QUT Kelvin Grove CampusPhone and skype interviewsDate Wednesday 2 October 2019 Thursday 3 October 2019 Portfolio and interview feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, we can't provide feedback to applicants.

I need more information

Contact the Creative Industries Faculty for more information on our interview process. You can get in touch by emailing ci@qut.edu.au or calling 3138 8114.

When do I find out the outcome? QTAC applications

Before the November offer round, we will update the preference information within your QTAC application to reflect your outcome. You'll be able to check this via QTAC’s application services.

What information will I see on QTAC?

Within your preferences tab you will see one of the following statuses under the satisfied column:

  • Met: You have met the minimum entry requirements to be considered for a place in this course
  • Not met: You have not met the minimum entry requirements to be considered for a place in this course. You may want to review your QTAC course preferences.

Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee a QTAC offer for this course, as there are usually more eligible applicants than places available in the program. Most offers will be made in the November offer round. Further offers may be made in later offer rounds.

Intrafaculty change applications

Admissions will notify you of your outcome by email, sent to your QUT student email address from December.

Change of major or minor applications

The Creative Industries Faculty will notify you of your outcome by email, sent to your QUT student email address from late November.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing


You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

More about deferring your offer

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019 409682 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

Admission was based on additional entry requirements only.

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Study locations

Gardens Point

Kelvin Grove

Graduate outcomes

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