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The Australian National University

Graduate Programs

Ximena Briceño, Binalong Bay
Andrew Welch , 2010 anodised aluminium, stainless steel
RESERVOIR HILL LANDSCAPE,2011 (Detail) Jocelyn Campbell
Andrew Gleeson, Untitled, 2010, hand blown, cut and engraved glass, steel, electric cable and lighting
Cathy Franzi, Acacia vasallii, from the Endangered Series, 2010
Yuko Watanabe, Flower Garden, 2010 glass
David Costello Master of Visual Arts, ANU School of Art, 2012 balance in yellow two, 2012, 13 x 13 cm, oil on board
Christopher Robertson
Jay Kochel - Jugum Trumpet (detail)
Kate M Murphy (aka Ellis Hutch) Morning 2012 digital image
Al Munro - Thinking about science and crochet - diffraction patterns (detail), 2012, cotton, polyester, crochet
Liz Coats, Organica #3 (detail), 2010, acrylic media on board, 74 x 76cm. Photography: Heike Qualitz
Sally Simpson, Venerated Remains (detail), 201, Photo: David Paterson
Jacob England, Lay, 2014 (detail)
Cathy Franzi, 62 Orchids: Black Mountain (detail), 2015
Elisabeth Bodey, Small Songs No.3 (detail), 2013. Photograph: Matthew Stanton
Ella Whateley, Passing: Coming to Compline (detail), 2015. Photograph: Brenton McGeachie

How to apply

Step 1: Apply

Australian and New Zealand applicants apply via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) website for entry in either first or second semester.

International applicants apply directly to ANU. Please see the ANU graduate coursework page for closing dates and application procedure. General information can be found on the International students page.

Step 2: Submit supporting material

Upload required supporting material (outlined below) to the School of Art & Design submission portal*.

*The submission portal is being updated. We anticipate it will be available by Friday 15 December 2017 for submission of supporting material. Thank you for your patience.

Supporting material

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume: this should list all of your art and/or design-related experience, qualifications, details of exhibition participation, details of industry engagement, workshops taken, comissions, residencies, grants and awards
  • Statement of Purpose: this should be approximately 300 words in length and it should provide information about your aims in undertaking the program, and an indication of the contexts, topics and media you wish to explore.
  • Statement of Competency: this should be approximately 300 words in length and it should provide information about your prior production/making experience relevant to the discipline/area(s) you are applying to. This could include cross-disciplinary experience and mixed-media skills.
  • Portfolio: upload between 8-10 images or up to 5 videos of recent work.
  • Image List: provide a list that documents the details of each work in your portfolio. Include artist’s name, date, title, medium, size of the work and clearly indicate your role in the making/production (eg. photographer, designer, production assistant, printer, artist/maker etc.).

Applications submitted without all of the necessary material will be subject to lengthy delays.

Updated: 11 December 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Head of Office / Page Contact:  Web Publisher