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Do you have artistic vision? Do you want to polish your creative skills into a specialised profession?
The ANU Bachelor of Design Arts prepares you for a career as a professional designer-maker. You can choose to major in ceramics, furniture, glass, gold and silversmithing, textiles or sculpture. You will also be trained in the use of current digital technology for design development, fabrication and promotion.
Our flexible degree allows you to choose subjects from a rich menu of design related elective courses offered by the School of Art.
Graduates may find work as independent designers, art teachers, in galleries or museums, commercial enterprise and many other fields.
At the completion of the degree graduates are expected to:
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials and technologies in their relevant discipline.
- Develop and evaluate design concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively.
- Apply skills and knowledge to the design, visualisation and making of creative works.
- Work independently and collaboratively on design projects and respond to project demands.
- Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences.
- Recognise and reflect on social, cultural technological, environmental and ethical issues of creative practice and design considering local and international perspectives.
The Bachelor of Design Arts requires completion of 144 units, of which:
A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses
The 144 units must include:
48 units from the completion of one of the following design arts majors:
Ceramics Design Arts
Furniture Design Arts
Glass Design Arts
Gold & Silversmithing Design Arts
Textiles Design Arts
24 units from completion of the Design minor
24 units from the completion of the following compulsory courses:
ARTH1006 Art and Design Histories: Form and Space
ARTH1007 Art and Design Histories: Making and Meaning
DESA1020 Figure & Life
DESA1022 Vision and Perception
48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU
- Ceramics Design Arts
- Furniture Design Arts
- Glass Design Arts
- Gold & Silversmithing Design Arts
- Textiles Design Arts
Entry into the Bachelor of Design Arts is based on ACT or NSW HSC equivalent and interview and portfolio. Once an application has been lodged through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC), applicants are required to fill out a Request for Interview Form on the ANU website at
Interviews will be held on Thursday 5 December, Friday 6 December and Saturday 7 December 2013.
International applicants lodge an application directly with ANU and include their portfolio with their application.
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential.
Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.
Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.
Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.
Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.