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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 19.9k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 19.9k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 12 December 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 428pts.
  • Duration:
  • 3 years


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    Do you want to hone your artistic abilities into a fruitful and creative career? Look no further. 

    The ANU Bachelor of Visual Arts features majors in animation and video, ceramics, furniture, glass, gold and silversmithing, painting, photomedia, print media and drawing, sculpture and textiles. You will also have the opportunity to study in complementary areas such as life drawing, bookmaking, etching, papermaking and screen printing.

    Our program is designed to develop and refine your high-level technical and creative skills, while building your knowledge of working with materials and technologies of your chosen studio discipline. You will learn to work independently and collaboratively to plan and participate in exhibitions of your works.

    You can also take advantage of our close proximity to immerse yourself in the array of national cultural institutions that Canberra has to offer, with some classes held in these leading institutions.

    Career Options

    Employment Opportunities

    Graduates may find work as independent artists, in arts organisations, as an art teacher, in galleries or museums and in many other related fields.

    Learning Outcomes

    Completion of this program enables students 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. 
    • Recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues, and apply historical and theoretical perspectives to practice in the visual arts. 
    • Develop and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively. 
    • Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences 
    • Work independently and collaboratively in response to project demands. 

    The Bachelor of Visual 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:

    18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

    ARTV1020 Figure & Life

    ARTV1021 Image and Object

    ARTV1022 Vision and Perception

     6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

    ARTV1032 Foundation Computer Studies

    COMP1720 Art and Interaction in New Media

    48 units from the completion of one of the following workshop majors:

    Animation and Video




    Gold and Silversmithing



    Printmedia and Drawing



    24 units from completion of the Art Theory minor

    48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU


    • Animation and Video Major
    • Ceramics
    • Furniture
    • Glass
    • Gold and Silversmithing
    • Painting
    • Photomedia
    • Printmedia and Drawing
    • Sculpture
    • Textiles


    • Art Theory

    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Entry into the Bachelor of Visual 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.

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