Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Schools Enrichment Program

We are excited to offer a tailored Enrichment Program from the College of Arts & Social Sciences (CASS), offering the most popular and flexible degree – the Bachelor of Arts - and many more undergraduate programs.

This Enrichment Program features a number of sessions across a broad range of disciplines. Students will have the unique opportunity to engage with leading researchers on topics designed to deepen their knowledge and interest in the subject area.

ANU has a global reputation and is ranked first in Australia for arts and humanities.  The University is also internationally ranked among the best in the world for the following disciplines:1

  • Philosophy (8th in the world)
  • Anthropology (8th in the world)
  • Archaeology (8th in the world)
  • Geography (9th in the world)
  • Politics (10th in the world)
  • History (13th in the world)
  • Development Studies (14th in the world)
  • Sociology (17th in the world)
  • Social Policy & Administration (28th in the world)
  • Arts & Humanities (33th in the world)
  • Social Sciences & Management (36th in the world).
  • Linguistics (51th in the world)

We look forward to welcoming your group onto campus, or engaging with your students in your classroom.

1. QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.

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Enrichment Program Activities

Delve deep into the history, politics, economy and culture of the Middle East and Central Asia. 


This session is offered by the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, led by Dr Karima Laachir, Director of The ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies.

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Politics, history, Middle Eastern studies, language, culture
Location:On campus
Year group:10-12
No. of students:50
Time:60 minutes (flexible)
Availability:Fridays during teaching periods
Format:Interactive workshop
Cost:No cost

This educative workshop is designed to introduce students to basic archaeological principles. Various themes and activities related to the work archaeologists do will be explored through hands-on activities involving 3D replicas of artefacts.

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Archaeology
Location:On campus
Year group:11-12
No. of students:15
Time:60-90 minutes
Availability:Any time during teaching periods
Format:Workshop
Cost:No cost

The ANU School of Art & Design (SOA&D) prepares students for professional careers in visual arts, curatorship or design. It has built a reputation as a leading arts educator offering specialist training across a range of visual arts and crafts disciplines, design, art history and curatorship, and art theory.

Tours of the School of Art & Design can visit all or a selection of the following areas: Animation and Video, Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Gold & Silversmithing, Painting Photography, Printmedia & Drawing, Sculpture and Textiles and the School’s galleries.

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Art, Design
Location:On campus. School of Art & Design, 105 Childers Street, ANU Campus
Year group:9-12
No. of students:15 preferred. Maximum 20
Time:30-60 mins (flexible) 30 min tour would include 4-5 workshops. 60 min tour would include more
Availability:Any day of the week except Monday during teaching periods
Format:Tour
Cost:No cost

Art History introduces students to painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, architecture, film, digital images and the decorative arts within their historical, social, cultural and political contexts.

Art Theory is primarily designed to meet the needs and interest of visual artists, designers and makers by informing their practice with sustained critical inquiry into the social, cultural, ethical and historical contexts of contemporary art.

Studies in these areas prepare students for careers in art galleries, museums and other cultural institutions, and support careers in visual arts and design.

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Art history, Art Theory, Curatorship
Location:On campus. School of Art & Design, 105 Childers Street, ANU Campus
Year group:11-12
No. of students:15 preferred. Maximum 20
Time:60mins (flexible)
Availability:Any time during teaching periods
Format:Presentation
Cost:No cost

An interactive workshop in which students will handle and identify primate, extinct and modern human bones to find out how human evolution, and forensic profiles are reconstructed from fossil and skeletal remains.

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Anthropology
Location:On campus
Year group:11-12
No. of students:15 max
Time:60 mins
Availability:Anytime during teaching period. Advance notice is required to book labs and prepare specimens.
Format:Workshop
Cost:No cost

Monkeys and apes are the closest living relatives to humans, yet due to habitat destruction they are disappearing at an alarming rate. This tutorial style workshop will explore some of these endangered species and various conservation strategies being used to save them and their habitats.

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Biological Anthropology
Location:On campus
Year group:All years
No. of students:15
Time:60 mins
Availability:Anytime during teaching period
Format:Workshop
Cost:No cost

The ANU Classics Museum contains over 600 objects from the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Students gain a taste of everyday life in the ancient world through some of its fascinating objects and their stories.

This program includes a hands-on experience in the new Object-Based Learning Room (adjacent to the museum). Workshops provide students with the opportunity to handle ancient objects including ceramics, glass, metals and sculptural fragments.

For Year 11 and 12 students, this program includes a pre-visit consultation with the curator in order to tailor tour content to your class focus area.

Additional short talks for Year 11 and 12 students on specialist subjects by ANU academic staff are available upon request and subject to availability (flat-rate $50 add-on fee). Please get in touch to discuss your preferred topic.

This activity can be further customised upon request and can be made available for other year groups – please get in touch directly to discuss.

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, History
Location:On Campus
Year group:11-12
No. of students:20 max
Time:1.5 hours
Availability:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Format:Tour
Cost:$15 per student

Design at the ANU School of Art & Design produces inventive graduates equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed in new and emerging fields of design practice. The program’s breadth of content presents an exciting mix of hands-on making and innovative digital practices, while its flexible structure allows students to build truly unique educational experiences. 

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Design, art, computing, engineering
Location:On campus or in school
Year group:11-12
No. of students:15 preferred. Maximum 20
Time:60 - 180 minute workshop
Availability:Any time during teaching periods
Format:Workshop
Cost:No cost

Arabic is the mother language of over 250 million people in the Middle East (West Asia and North Africa), and one of the six official languages of the United Nations. It was the language of an ancient civilization, which contributed greatly to human knowledge. Arabic is also the living medium of a contemporary dynamic literature and culture. Its rich and magnificent poetry, classical and modern, is especially captivating. Persian (otherwise known as Farsi) is spoken today primarily in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan and was once widely understood from the Mediterranean to India, and has a rich historical and cultural legacy.

In this interactive calligraphy workshop, students will learn to write their name in Persian, Turkish or Arabic.

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Arabic, Persian, Turkish
Location:On campus
Year group:9-12
No. of students:15-20 max
Time:0.5 - 1 hour
Availability:Flexible
Format:Interactive workshop
Cost:No cost

Have you dreamed about being a songwriter, producer or audio engineer? Ever wanted to mix and play with sounds and music? We will introduce you to Logic Pro X, an industry standard piece of software, allowing you to compose, record, edit, and mix high-quality music or sound. No previous musical experience necessary!

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Audio Production and Music Composition
Location:On campus or in school if students bring mac laptops
Year group:11-12
No. of students:20
Time:60 mins
Availability:Any time
Format:Presentation
Cost:No cost

Humans improvise every day and music students have nothing to fear when it comes to learning how to improvise. Learn how to improvise using the tools that you already know! Open to all instruments including vocals.

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Music Contemporary Improvisation
Location:On campus, School of Music, 100 Childers Street, ANU Campus
Year group:11-12
No. of students:Any number
Time:60 minutes (flexible)
Availability:Any time during teaching periods
Format:Presentation
Cost:No cost

Tour the School of Music facilities with our technical staff to see the many performance spaces and how technology plays an important role in the constantly evolving delivery of tertiary music education.

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Music
Location:On campus
Year group:11-12
No. of students:20 max
Time:60 minutes
Availability:Any time during teaching periods
Format:Tour
Cost:No cost

Can studying English give you the extra edge in life? Make up your own mind when you experience a foretaste of university level literary studies by choosing a session on one of the texts studied at school.

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:English literature
Location:On campus or in school
Year group:11 and 12
No. of students:Minimum 25 for in-school, any number on campus
Time:30-60mins (flexible)
Availability:Any time during teaching period
Format:Interactive lecture
Cost:No cost

"In “Slam! The Power of Poetry” we’ll bring the written word to life by learning about the poetic form, discussing how it operated in the past and where you can find it now (it isn't just in your textbooks!).

We will also practice creating our own works to help you understand the building blocks of the craft and learn a practical method of reading and understanding poetry that will help you in your own studies.

So why not fall for metaphor? Get silly for similes! Join us for “Slam! The Power of Poetry"" in 2022. "

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:English
Location:On campus
Year group:9-12
No. of students:25
Time:60-90 minutes
Availability:Any time during teaching periods
Format:Workshop
Cost:No cost

An interactive workshop in which students will handle and complete exercises on casts of fossilised human ancestors and bone casts of other mammalian remains to show how the skeletons of extinct species are adapted to their environments.

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Archaeology
Location:On campus
Year group:11-12
No. of students:15
Time:60-90 minutes
Availability:Any time during teaching periods
Format:Interactive workshop
Cost:No cost

Discover the world and prepare yourself for the multilingual and global life of the 21st century by learning another language! In this session, you will get a taste of what university language study is like, and see how knowledge of another language gives you insights into other cultures and societies, and opens your eyes to other ways of seeing and being. (Both language-specific sessions, and more general sessions looking across multiple languages are available)

College:College of Arts & Social Sciences
Areas of Interest:Languages
Location:On campus
Year group:9-12
No. of students:Any
Time:30-60 mins flexible
Availability:Any time during teaching periods
Format:Workshop
Cost:No cost