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The Australian National University

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Ashley Bauman, Mineral treasury, 2011, mixed media dimensions variable
Susan Banks, Untitled 1 (yellow line), 2011, Photo: Stuart Hay and Neal McCracken, ANU Photography
Thomas Farrell, Waiting Room 1 (detail), 2011, Photo: Stuart Hay, ANU Photography
Andrew Babington, Outback (detail), 2011, digital print from photographic negative 65 x 97 cm
Kimberly Barnes, hematoma 1999 from the series Family Portraits, 2011
Alex Lewis, Sheltered stair (detail), 2011, etching 50 x 36 cm

The Bachelor of Visual Arts is a three-year full-time degree in which students major in any one of the disciplines offered by the School's Workshops.

In first year, full time students enrol in four 6 unit courses in each of the two semesters: Major Study, two Core courses and a Art Theory course. In subsequent years three courses are taken every semester: a 12 unit Major Study and a 6 unit Complementary Studies course and a 6 unit Art Theory course.

Art Theory courses are chosen from a changing menu of offerings each semester, while Complementary Studies courses cover various aspects of visual art practice including the use of new technologies such as computer-based design and multimedia applications. Comp Studies can also involve additional Art Theory courses or studies in other Workshop areas.

Status for previous achievement
Applicants who have undertaken study at a tertiary institution or who have already reached a high standard of achievement may be eligible for status and should indicate this when applying.

Study details

Academic Program: 3125XBVA
3 yrs full-time
144 units
Program details

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