Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

The Bachelor of Visual Arts at ANU is a practical degree which offers students the opportunity to develop and refine high-level technical and creative skills and knowledge for working with the forms, materials and technologies of a chosen studio discipline. Students can choose a major from the following range of studio disciplines: animation and video, ceramics, furniture, glass, gold and silversmithing, painting, photomedia, printmedia and drawing, sculpture or textiles. Students will have the opportunity to deepen your study through elective courses drawn from the School of Art & Design and the wider university.


  • 144 units including: 18 units introductory courses
  • 18 units of art history and theory courses, 6 units from compulsory course, 6 units from engagement course, 48 units from one workshop major, 48 units from electives courses in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences or any other College.


  • Animation and video
  • Ceramics
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Gold and silversmithing
  • Painting
  • Photomedia
  • Printmedia and drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Plus folio and interview
  • In special circumstances, applicants unable to attend the interview program may arrange to forward a folio of work to the School

Study pathways

Credit may be granted for equivalent studies as appropriate at other universities.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra International: $117,270 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

This program can also be incorporated into a double degree through the Flexible Double - Arts, Social Sciences group or Flexible Double - Law group. This program can also be incorporated into a Flexible Vertical Double Degree - Postgraduate business, humanities and social sciences group and Postgraduate law group.

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