The Master of Visual Arts is a highly flexible program which gives you access to individual practice-led research courses, art history and theory, master classes, field studies, research projects, as well as elective courses from the School of Art and Design (SOA&D) and the wider university.
Students wishing to pursue a research project in greater depth have the opportunity to apply for the Master of Visual Arts (Advanced).
As a visual arts student at ANU, you will find the nation’s premier cultural institutions as well as the thriving local art scene at your doorstep. SOA&D students are able to take advantage of the close proximity of ANU to the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Library of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and Canberra Museum and Gallery. Students have classes in these institutions and are regularly able to visit world-class exhibitions.
The SOA&D has excellent connections to the wider community and the public are encouraged to visit the School’s gallery spaces. Visual Arts students have the opportunity to exhibit in these gallery spaces, giving them wide-spread exposure.