When undertaking the Bachelor of Visual Arts at the ANU, you will be immersed in a program of rigorous scholarship and intensive studio practice, tailored to your aspirations and informed by internationally renowned art practitioners within Australia’s top-ranking university. You will graduate with the essential creative skills and critical knowledge to address the grand challenges of a rapidly changing world.
You will develop deep disciplinary knowledge and learn specialist skills offered across the School of Art and Design studio disciplines, including ceramics, glass, painting, photography and media arts, printmedia and drawing, sculpture and spatial practice, and textiles. You will extend your study through access to courses in the Centre for Art History and Art Theory, combined with access to electives from across the ANU.
Visual Arts at ANU
Canberra has a thriving art scene and is home to many of Australia’s national cultural institutions. The ANU School of Art & Design draws on our strong connections with these institutions and Canberra’s local art and design organisations for its teaching programs. A long-established artist-in-residence program brings some of the world’s most experienced artists to live and work within the School, exposing students to the work and processes of artists of the highest calibre.
Bachelor of Visual Arts students learn to:
- Apply technical skills and specialist knowledge to realise works, artefacts and forms of creative expression
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in the visual arts
- Adapt specific skills with a visual and/or aesthetic component.
Flexible Double Degree
The Bachelor of Visual Arts can be combined with degrees in Arts, Law, Social Science, Business, Science, Engineering or Advanced Computing as part of the ANU Flexible Double Degree program. For a full list of degree combinations see anu.edu.au/study/study-options/flexible-double
The ANU School of Art & Design international exchange program provides students with the opportunity to study overseas as part of their degree. The School maintains close connections with art and design partner institutions in Asia, Europe, Great Britain, Canada and the United States of America. A number of travelling awards are available to assist students with the cost of international exchange.
You will also have the opportunity to apply for hands-on learning through the Australian National Internship program. See anip.anu.edu.au for more information.
Image: Angela Coleman, Contorted 1 (detail), 2017, felt and silk attached to linen with machine stitching as drawing and hand embroidery, 61 x 61 x 4 cm. Photography: Anita Grewel.