Arts at La Trobe

We are committed to excellence in the arts. With our suite of arts courses, you can turn your passion into your career. Here are a few examples, or use our course finder to search for your dream course.

Studying arts

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei is a ground breaking exhibition focused on themes of consumerism, celebrity, politics, media and human rights. You can continue your exploration of these issues with a Bachelor of Arts. In this degree, one of the most flexible in Australia, you can choose from majors including anthropology, sociology, politics, philosophy and media arts.

Our Art Therapy course will teach you to combine the creative potential of art making with the relational skills of counselling in a therapeutic environment. As an Art Therapist, you can practice in clinical settings including hospitals, community health, rehabilitation services, aged care and more.

Studying Fine Arts, you'll learn through a mix of group study and independent learning and make use of facilities for photography, painting, printmaking, ceramics, video-making and other specialisations. Opportunities to exhibit your work and participate in exchange programs enrich the course content.

You'll also have access to the La Trobe Art Institute (LAI). Established in 2013 to nurture a creative cultural sector across regional Victoria, LAI coordinates regional arts training and exhibition programs, promotes regional arts, and advocates for regional arts employment and development.

Our partnerships with major galleries like the NGV give our students access to other learning opportunities, such as our current summer subject, Art Now: Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei.

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Visit our galleries

La Trobe's art collection began in 1966, even before construction started at our Melbourne Campus in Bundoora. Our passion for art has resulted in fantastic galleries and facilities across our campuses.

La Trobe University Museum of Art (LUMA)

The La Trobe University Museum of Art (LUMA) is the custodian of several major art collections. Through regular exhibitions, education and public programs, LUMA explores social, cultural and political themes. LUMA also manages La Trobe's art collection: one of Australia's most significant University collections charting the development of Australian art practice since the mid-1960s. Many of the works are displayed across our metropolitan and regional campuses, and featured in exhibitions held at LUMA and other venues.

Visual Arts Centre (VAC)

The Visual Arts Centre (VAC) is at the centre of our cultural mission in Bendigo. VAC presents cutting edge contemporary visual art through its exhibition program, and engages with the public through a public lecture program, artist talks and residencies by local, national and international artists. Located across the road from the Bendigo Art Gallery in an award winning building, the VAC is open to the public six days a week.

Phyllis Palmer Gallery

Located on La Trobe's Bendigo campus, the Phyllis Palmer Gallery showcases work by students, graduates and associates of the La Trobe Art Institute, as well as the wider community. Innovative work is represented on mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and new media.

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