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Arts Academy (Ballarat)

What’s on?

Highlights include singing and acting demonstrations, visual arts, and communication design interactive sessions.

You can also catch the free shuttle bus to our Mt Helen Campus to see MasterChef semi-finalist and Federation alumni Tim Bone! Don’t miss the chance to see Tim in action with cooking demonstrations, Q&A sessions, and photo opportunities.

Register for Open Day and we'll send you program updates - and you'll also go in the running to win major prizes on the day.

  • $1,000 Virgin Australia travel card
  • Apple AirPods
  • $50 gift cards

Careers and general information

Performance Practice > Discover how study will immerse you in acting for stage and screen, voice tutorials, dance and singing classes, performance masterclasses, and lectures.

Communication Design > Explore how you’ll develop design skills in print, motion, interaction and experience design with experts in the field who are also successful cross-disciplinary artists.

Visual Arts > Immerse yourself in our specialised facilities for ceramics/3D materials, drawing, printmaking, photography and painting, and learn how we will help you emerge as a multi-skilled practitioner.

Talk to the experts about:

  • What to study
  • Why you should live on campus
  • The application process
  • Fees
  • Support services

And all the other things you need to know about before you start university.


Our Arts Academy campus is in Camp Street - located in the heart of Ballarat - Getting there is easy.


Visit the V/Line timetable webpage for the latest information prior to departure to time your travel to and from Ballarat.

Free shuttle bus

A free shuttle bus will operate between the University’s Mt Helen and Camp Street campuses and the Ballarat Railway Station throughout the day.

  • 9:45 am - First shuttle departs the Ballarat Railway Station
  • 2:10 pm - Final shuttle returns to Ballarat Railway Station

Download the shuttle bus schedule (pdf, 70kb) >

Car parking on Open Day

Free parking is available at the Ballarat Railway Station (no time restrictions) or Big W (2-hour limit) - both of which are a 5-minute walk from the campus.

Council-controlled parking is available in and around Camp Street, however many of these have time restrictions in place on Sundays.

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